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LUBsearch & Electronic Resources: Can't find an e-book?

Can't find an e-book?

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How do I find out what titles are available as e-books?


When you have a title and you want to find out whether it is available as an e-book:


1.  Start with:

LUBsearch, Lund University Libraries’ discovery system or ePublications, a search tool for all the publications which are electronically available at Lund University
... to see whether we already have the e-book.


2.   If we don’t, check:

Libris, Sweden’s national library catalogue

If Lund University does not have access to the e-book but it is listed in Libris you can contact your library and suggest the e-book for purchase (read more about this option here).


3.  If the book is not listed in Libris, check:

Worldcat, a worldwide library catalogue, to check whether the book has ever been published in e-format.

If you find the book in Worldcat you can contact your library and suggest the e-book for purchase (read more about this option here).



4.  Finally, check:

The publisher’s website.

Different publishers though have different business models and the library can purchase many but not all e-books. The book may have been published in Kindle format and made available to private individuals solely.


Suggested purchase or interlibrary loan?


If you do not find what you are looking for in ePublications or in LUBsearch, you can use one of the options below to get access to the material.


1. Suggest a purchase

If you want to suggest the purchase of an e-book title which is not available at Lund University Libraries, please contact your library.

Please note! Purchasing suggestions can only be submitted by students or researchers at Lund University.


2. Interlibrary loans

If you wish to borrow an e-book which is not available at Lund University Libraries, it can be borrowed in printed form from another library within Sweden or abroad.

Interlibrary loans of books from libraries within the Nordic area are free of charge, whereas a fee is applied to loans from outside the Nordic area (read more here about how to order an interlibrary loan or request the interlibrary loan directly in our local system BasILL).