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Library - Online Books Guide: Getting Started

This guide will help you find e-books and use them on a device of your choice.

UJLink: Library Catalogue

What is an eBook

what is an ebook

An eBook (electronic book) is a book in digital format. It can be accessed from a computer or handheld device. The University of Johannesburg’s staff and students have access to a range of e-books, some bought individually, others belonging to packages/collections.

eBooks LibGuide Pages:

Benefits of using eBooks

Why using Online Books?

  • Access 24/7 from on and off campus with Internet access.
  • Search Library Catalogue to trace Print & Online Books
  • You don't need to physically be at the library in order to get access to e-books.
  • They cannot be lost or stolen
  • The text is searchable
  • In many cases unlimited numbers of users can access the same book at the same time
  • No fines for overdue books
  • The fonts can also be re-sized for a better reading experience

Quick Guide to find UJ Library e-books

All eBooks subscribed/purchased are available on the UJ Catalogue. There are a few ways to find eBooks:

Subject specific Library Guides for your assignments & research needs

UJ Clodebate: Creating Tomorrow: "Should Books Be Shelved" 18 Sep 2019