This guide gives an overview of the library's e-book providers

E-books at UTSA

UTSA Libraries provide access to e-books from multiple sources. The functionality of library e-books vary widely by vendor or publisher.  A few general tips: 

  • Library e-books don't work the same way as e-books you would personally purchase from Amazon or any other vendor because of the publisher restrictions and library licensing requirements.
  • Most of our e-books are for unlimited users at a time, but some are for limited or single users. You will receive a message if an e-book is not available.
  • You may read any of our e-books online in a web browser.
  • Many e-books may be downloaded for off-line reading.
  •  Adobe Digital Editions is common software required for downloading many e-books.
  • BlueFire Reader is a common app for downloading e-books on mobile devices and tablets.
  • If a vendor allows downloading an entire e-book, it will most likely expire after a set period of time.
  • You may print, download, and keep single chapters if they are available as PDFs.

This guide will help you:

  • Find e-books at UTSA Libraries.
  • Learn about  UTSA e-book subject collections, with specific tips for downloading, printing and e-reader support.
  • Answer FAQs about e-books.

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