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Finding and Using Electronic Books (Ebooks)

Information about ebook readers and collections available to University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students.

Finding Ebooks using U-M Library Catalog Search

How do I find ebooks using Library Catalog Search?

To look for titles we've digitized, purchased, or licensed:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the 'Available online' check box under Access Options.
  3. Enter your search terms and click Search.

Titles are identified as “Available online” when at least one complete volume, issue, or part of the primary content is accessible online to all current U-M students, faculty and staff.

Finding Ebook Databases

How do I find databases that have ebooks?

To generate a list of library databases that contain ebooks:

  1. Visit the U-M Library Databases Search.
  2. Make sure you are on the Databases Advanced Search screen..
  3. Select E-Book(s) from the list of options under Database Type.