There are different licensing models for eBooks, similar to the personal and corporate licensed versions of software. The Library only purchases academic eBooks on an institutional license. This means that the eBooks can be accessed by the entire University. As such, we only purchase eBooks from publishers and vendors who allow for an institutional license to their products.
The eBooks available in NUS Libraries also differ from those from the National Library Board (NLB) in terms of content and loan period. Except for eTextbooks, you can access the NUS Libraries eBooks without having to borrow or return them due to the recurring need for these eBooks for research, learning, and teaching purposes.
This guide lists and provides access to E-Books packages purchased by NUS Libraries. Access to the subscribed E-Books titles is restricted to NUS staff and students only. Please observe copyright rules when downloading or printing.
In addition, different ebook platforms have different functionality in terms of downloading & printing limits, some only allow viewing online. Refer to the following page for details on printing/downloading
There are 2 ways to access the subscribed E-Books titles that are relevant to your faculty:
1) To browse the list of e-books available in the library catalogue
2) To search for e-books in the publisher's website
The links below provide alternative access to E-books publishers that the library has subscription to: