You have access to hundreds of thousands of e-books from the USN University Library.
You find them by searching the library's online catalogue Oria (tweak the search results in the right hand side menu and select E-books under resource type) or by visiting the e-book bases at the end of this page.
You can access the e-books via the USN network, or by logging in with a username and password if you are off campus.
You can read e-books directly in your browser, or download them to your PC / MAC or mobile devices and read them offline. If you download an e-book then it is available for a limited time.
E-books can usually be read by several users at the same time, but there are also e-books that can only be read by one or a few users at simultaneously. If you do not have access to the e-book you wish to borrow, it may already be in use. Then try to borrow it later.
Several e-book providers allow you to download the entire e-book, but there may also be restrictions on the number of pages or chapters. In order to download e-books, you have to create your own profile with some suppliers. This is free. To download to mobile devices, you often have to install a reading program such as Adobe Digital Editions.
It is possible to print from several of USN's ebooks, but it varies how much you can print. It is the individual e-book provider that determines the conditions, and systematic printing is not allowed.
Why can't I access ebooks?
You are outside USN's campus areas and are not logged in with the USN Feide login.
Most links to ebooks will then give you the Feide login screen (USN EZproxy) where you can log in with the same username / password that you use for Canvas etc.
Alternatively, you can log into Oria with Feide and check that your name is visible in the upper right corner.
Check browser and network settings. See solutions to common access problems.
Some ebooks can only be borrowed by one or a few people at a time. If the ebook is on loan, you will be notified that it is in use. Try again later.
Once the loan period on the e-book has expired, it is no longer available to you. You will have to download it again for a new period.
We no longer have access to the e-book or the book belongs to another library. Please contact the library.
You are not a student or employee of USN. Our e-books are only available to our students and staff.
Our most relevant e-book databases: