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Library Research Guides

Finding and Using Electronic Books (e-Books): Introduction

Information about e-Book readers and collections available to University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students.

Guide Contents


  • Introduction to e-Books
  • Popular e-Book Collections


  • Finding e-Books using Mirlyn
  • Finding e-Book Databases
  • External e-Book Sources


  • Finding e-Audiobooks
  • Free e-Audiobook Sources

Help and Troubleshooting

  • Getting Help
  • Troubleshooting e-Books
  • Your e-Reader and Library e-Books
  • e-Readers and File Formats

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Introduction to e-Books

e-Books in our library

This guide highlights some of our more popular e-book collections and addresses common questions about use, downloading and troubleshooting. If you have any questions, please contact the librarians listed within this guide.

Selected e-Book Collections

Library Contact

Lisa Campbell

Library Contact

Pam MacKintosh
Coordinator, Shapiro Library Reference
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
University of Michigan
2178 Shapiro Undergraduate Library
919 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
Phone: (734) 647-3690