The University of Cambridge has access to 1.75 million + ebooks from a wide variety of publishers and platforms. Use this website to find a specific ebook, access over 65 ebook platforms and discover how to make the most of ebooks in your research and study. Most ebooks are licensed for Cambridge University members only and require a Raven account for access outside of the University network.
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Most ebooks are listed in iDiscover. Search iDiscover to find titles on your reading list or for your research. (Tip 1: select the ebooks filter to restrict your search to ebooks. Tip 2: you do not have to login to iDiscover to be able to access ebooks from outside of the university campus.)
The following publishers' titles will not yet show up in iDiscover. Search their websites for ebooks (note that these links are to external websites and open in a new tab/window):
Our ebooks include titles from the following publishers and collections (note that these links are to external websites and open in a new tab/window), but please note that access is selective: not all books from all collections are available to the University.
Cambridge Alumni: discover and access selected online resources including ebooks.
For Droz Online see the individual collections: Calvin, Textes Litteraires Francais and Humanisme Renaissance.
Platform providers are encouraged and expected to publish information describing the accessibility of their platforms to users with disabilities via a platform accessibility statement.
We have started to add links to accessibility statements for ebook and ejournal platforms listed in the Databases A-Z and the ebooks LibGuide. You can also use SearchBOX finder to search or browse eresource and publisher platforms' accessibility statements.
Can’t find an accessibility statement or need accessibility information? Email the Libraries Accessibility Service at email@example.com.
On iDiscover you might come across books that are "Available on designated PCs in the UL and most Faculty and Departmental libraries”. These ebooks are supplied to the UL by publishers under Electronic Legal Deposit legislation, and may only be used on designated PCs for Electronic Legal Deposit access.
Further ebooks information for Cambridge librarians can be found on the Cambridge Libraries Intranet.