Are Library eBooks available to multiple users at a time?
eBooks come in a variety of user models and licenses determined by their publisher. UCI Libraries can only provide options made available for purchase to academic libraries. Some may be accessible by the class or for only one reader at a time. Major textbook publishers aimed at single-reader models, like Pearson and Cengage, do not make eBooks available to libraries. Here are the models we work with:
Can I use an eReader or Tablet to read UC Irvine Library eBooks?
Using a UC Irvine Library eBook on your device depends on a number of factors.
If the eBook is in the correct format (or can be converted to the correct format) for your device then there is a good chance that you will be able to transfer it to your device. Check your user guide for more information.
Can I use eBooks when I'm not on campus?
Yes. First you need to Connect from Off-Campus by logging in with your UCINetID and password. Then follow the instructions on the How to Find eBooks tab or use the other tabs provided on this guide to search eBook collections within a particular discipline.
Off-campus? Please use the Software VPN and choose the group UCIFull to access licensed content. For more information, please Click here
Software VPN is not available for guests, so they may not have access to some content when connecting from off-campus.