The University of Cambridge has access to 1.2 million + ebooks from a wide variety of publishers and platforms. Use this website to find a specific ebook, access over 60 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: select the ebooks filter to restrict your search to ebooks.)
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.
For Droz Online see the individual collections: Calvin, Textes Litteraires Francais and Humanisme Renaissance.
The ebooks team is working remotely to support you during this difficult time. Please contact us if we can help in any way (but bear in mind we are receiving a lot of enquiries so might take a little while to reply).
During lockdown, a number of publishers opened up temporary access to their content (in most cases to Cambridge members only) in addition to our usual ebook resources. Most temporary access has now ended, but resources that are still available on this basis are indicated by a on the list of ebook platforms on this page and at A-Z databases: Resources opened for COVID-19.
On iDiscover you might come across books that are 'restricted to designated PCs'. 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. Read more about Electronic Legal Deposit.
Read about temporary services to help you access Electronic Legal Deposit content while normal access to libraries is restricted due to COVID-19.