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CSU Library is an e-preferred purchaser for books and obtains a growing number of quality eBooks to support teaching, learning and research.

This guide provides information on how to find and use eBooks available through CSU Library.

Benefits of eBooks

  • No need to visit the library to collect books - eBooks can be accessed via the internet anywhere, anytime.
  • No library fines - eBooks cannot be overdue, damaged, lost or stolen.
  • No need to carry heavy books - eBooks can be read on many devices including portable devices (smart phones, tablets or eBook readers).
  • No need to place a hold or wait for an item - many eBook vendors allow multiple users to access the same eBook at the same time.
  • No need to worry about bookmarking or highlighting - you can bookmark or highlight text without annoying another user.

Finding ebooks@CSU

You can find eBooks purchased by the Library using Primo Search. Enter your keyword search and use the Refine my results options to limit the results to Books that are Available online. Alternatively, use the search box below.


You can also find eBooks in our A-Z Databases page using the Database Type filter, and search directly within one of our many eBook Collections. For more information on using our major eBook Collections please see eBooks Collections@CSU Library in this Guide

Help from a Librarian

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