eBooks or electronic books can be accessed anywhere, anytime and can be read on personal portable devices. Charles Sturt University Library purchases a growing number of quality eBooks to support teaching, learning and research.
The eBooks Library Resource Guide provides more information about finding and using eBooks in the CSU Library collection.
eBooks are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM). Different publishers apply different levels of DRM restrictions which may include limits on borrowing, printing, downloading and modifying. When the option to read offline is available you may be required to use the freely available Adobe Digital Editions program. Some publisher's collections of eBooks are DRM free.
DRM is applied to various file formats. The most widely used eBook file formats are Adobe (.pdf) and (.epub) but some big companies like Amazon use their own file format (.azw).