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The university library provides access to a large amount of e-books.

At Luleå University of Technology you get automatic access to the e-books , but if you are located elsewhere you must log in with your LTU user account. You have an LTU user if you are a student or employee at Luleå University of Technology. If you do not have an LTU user, you have a more limited access.

Search for e-books

If you want to search for a specific title or a general subject area it is best to search the Library search tool. Make sure that "Books and e-books" is selected. You can narrow your search to "E-resource" in the right column to find e-books. Click on the title to find a link to the book in full text.

You can also find e-books by searching e-book publishers' pages (see below). Then you have additional search options, such as the ability to search the entire text of your book and browse by topic.

Search openly available e-books

Search for e-books in full text with direct open access via The Library search tool.
Select the "Books and e-books" tab and enter your keywords.
When you have received a hit list, you can limit your search in the right colum by selecting "Free online", "Book" and "E-resource".

You can also find open access scientific e-books via the portals below.

Listen to e-books

Instructions for e-books

Rules for how to borrow, copy, print, and download e-books are different for different publishers.

Cambridge Core

Copying / Printing One chapter or 5% of a book may be copied, and one chapter or 20% of a book may be printed out.

Books can be downloaded chapter-wise in PDF format.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Copying / Printing Up to 100 pages per book may be saved in PDF format and printed out, depending on publisher. Some books do not allow copying of text. On the details page for each book, you can see which conditions apply to the book in question.
Downloading To read books offline, you must create an EBSCOhost account. The account is activated free of charge for library users. Downloaded books can be read for a maximum of 12 hours. Titles with one user access can not be downloaded.

To be able to read books on a computer (PC, Mac, Linux),  Adobe Digital Editions is required. To read eBooks on mobile devices, you can download the EBSCO Mobile App from Apple Store/Google Play Store. 
Other User Account: In order to save any notes you make in the text, you will need to register a user account. This is free of charge for library users.

Limited Number of Users: Some books can only be read by 1-3 users at a time. The number of concurrent users is listed on the details page for each book.


Copying/Print Single chapters may be copied. On the details page for each book, you can see which conditions apply to the book in question.
Download To download the entire book, you'll need Adobe Digital Editions on your laptop/desktop, tablet, or phone. The download periods may vary depending on the number of copies held by the library.
Other Highlight, take notes and bookmark pages in your online copy, stored on your bookshelf for you.


Copying / Printing Single chapters may be copied and printed out.
Download Books can be downloaded in full in PDF or ePub format, or chapter-wise in PDF format. Individual chapters can also be read online.
Other Printed copies: Students and employees at LTU are able to order their own printed copies of those eBooks that are owned by the University Library. The price per each is €24.99.

Taylor & Francis

Copying / Printing Printing and copying is allowed for personal use.
Download Books can be downloaded in full or chapter-wise in PDF format.

Most eBooks larger than 200MB cannot be read online and can only be downloaded.

Open Access (free e-books)