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e-Books guide

Everything you need to know about finding and using e-books in our Library and beyond.

What is an e-book?

An e-book is a book in digital format. Throughout history, books have been hand scribed texts, mass-printed with movable type, read aloud as audio books, photocopied, purchased, borrowed, annotated and indexed. And now books can be read online on a wide variety of devices anywhere, anytime!

As well as print books, RMIT University Library provides access to thousands of e-books in a variety of subject areas. You can access e-books wherever and whenever you need them.

Explore this guide to learn how to find and use e-books and e-textbooks and how to get e-book readers.

Introducing e-books in academic libraries

What are e-books in academic libraries? How do they work? Why are they different? Watch this short video to find out.