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From Off Campus

Most Library online resources can be accessed from off campus by current UD faculty, staff, and students. When using links on these pages, you may be prompted for your UDelNetID and password. Please report any issues you encounter while accessing Library databases, e-journals, or e-books.

E-Books at the University of Delaware Library

Welcome to the e-books research guide! The University of Delaware Library provides access to a growing collection of over 330,000 electronic books. Although individuals may purchase e-books through, several major publishers do not offer e-books for use by libraries. 

This guide is intended as an introduction and access point to e-books at the University of Delaware Library. If you have questions, please IM a reference librarian using the Ask a Librarian box or stop by the Reference Desk.

Most University of Delaware Library e-books are available in either .html or .pdf format.  If your e-reader or tablet has a web browser to read .html documents and can also support  PDFs, then you can access most Library e-books.  Follow instructions provided in the manufacturer's user guide to learn how to download e-books onto your specific device.

OverDrive eBooks

OverDrive eBooks allows University of Delaware faculty, students and staff to borrow popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and download them to computers and portable devices. Users will need a current UDelNetID and password to check out eBooks.

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Open Access Collections

Open Access refers to resources that are freely available for viewing and/or use. Open Access is not the same as Public Domain, and most Open Access creators do retain their copyrights.

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