This guide is designed to answer your questions about finding, accessing and using e-books at the University of Gothenburg.
You will also find information about reading devices, mobile apps and other technically related issues.
To access digital resources at the University of Gothenburg outside of campus you use your GU-card (students and teachers). External users have access to these resources within the library. Find out more.
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New e-books at the University of Gothenburg
If you have problems accessing a specific book, start by finding out who published the book. Select the tab Publishers and Providers and locate the publisher’s or provider’s page to view the terms and conditions.
If it still doesn't work, try using a different web browser. Some platforms seem to work better with Firefox.
- For questions regarding e-books and/or the publishers and providers, downloads or hardware, contact the Digital Services
Special thanks to Lund University Libraries for inspiration and for sharing the structure of this guide and some of the content.
Publishers and providers
Gothenburg University Library has purchased, or subscribe to, a great number of e-books from different publishers and providers. The e-books can be accessed directly at the platform of the publisher/provider or via the local library catalogue GUNDA via SUMMON or via the national library catalogue LIBRIS.
Information for students and staff We advice you to start by reading the information in Restrictions on access & use of licensed ebooks
Information for librarians Several publishers have additional, or higher, restrictions for access and use, especially for Interlibrary loan and supply of copies to other libraries. Before providing copies to another library, please check the information for that specific publisher under Publishers and Providers. If you are in doubt, please contact Digital Services.