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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

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