The University Libraries provide access to several electronic book collections, giving our patrons access to thousands of titles in online formats. Some collections are only available for use from on-campus computers. To search for an electronic book in our library catalog, you can Limit/Sort your search results to the Material Type: E-Book. Note: Most of our books can be viewed on the website or as PDF files, but not downloaded to your e-book reader.
Many of these sites provide access to digital copies of books that are in the public domain (no longer under copyright) and therefore have many classics and older works.
Google scans books from libraries or accepts digital copies from publishers. Depending on copyright status, you may be able to see an entire book, a multi-page preview, or just snippets of text.
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has a vast collection of pleasure reads and academic books in e-book form. The TLCPL uses the app host Libby from OverDrive as their platform to provide e-book access. Sign up is simple, all you need is a Toledo Lucas County Public Library card and a tablet, phone, or e-reader.
Libby provides access to e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free!
If you are interested in downloading Libby but do not have a library card, Toledo Lucas County Public Library provides digital library cards that can be used with Libby to provide access to your next read! See here for details.
These collections provide on-screen access to electronic books, most with limited printing and saving options. These titles are not downloadable in common e-book reader formats.
All of these resources are available on the Health Science Campus, including in the Medical Center. Off-campus access to many of these resources is restricted to faculty, residents, staff, and students who are affiliated with the Medical Center or one of the Health Science Campus colleges (Health Science and Human Service, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy). If you have questions about whether you are entitled to remote access to these resources, contact Mulford Reference Assistance.