New E-Book packages offered by UNL Libraries

Over 500,000 e-books are accesible through the UNL Libraries.
Over 500,000 e-books are accesible through the UNL Libraries.

Did you know there are over 500,000 e-books accessible on the UNL Libraries website With the popularity of electronic books on the rise, the UNL Libraries wants to remind students that they have access to a tremendous collection of e-books all subject areas.

You can search by title for books using the Libraries Quick Search box on the Libraries web site. A new Subject Guide on all things e-books can also get you started ( The Guide lists which publishers allow books to be downloaded onto readers/tablets and what type of software is needed. Books that are downloadable are on loan and the length of the loan period varies.

Select e-book publishers that are available at UNL include: NetLibrary, EBSCO eBook Collection, Knovel, SpringerLink, Synthesis, Elsevier ScienceDirect, ACLS Humanities Ebooks, and Gale Virtual Reference.

E-books allow the Libraries to build collections in innovative ways when you can automatically trigger e-book purchases – which ensures the Libraries provides users with the materials you want and use.

What’s Next for E-books at UNL? Soon, you will be able to download e-books to your personal e-readers (Nooks, iPads) and computers. The Libraries are already testing this model and we are hopeful that more publishers will begin to make this possible.

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