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Electronic books are another important information source that can be used to study. Besides full texts, that can be read online or offline as needed, the database allows extra work with text - making notes and comments, highlighting text, etc.

CTU Library has access to over 60 000 e-books from a wide variety of publishers and platforms. Each platform or vendor offers different options or features for using e-books. However, using e-books may also vary across a single platform depending on the type of license. CTU e-book guide will help you find a specific title, explain the terms of use and show you how to work with e-books.

CTU e-books guide

Proquest Ebook Central


 Direct Access    Remote Access


Access and authentication

CTU IP range, remote access (Shibboleth).


Titles from Science & Technology Ebook collection and other more than 300 selected titles.


Restricted printing, copying and saving. Download maximum varies from 3 to 21 days depending on publisher.

Simultaneous user access

Depends on the title. Some e-books are restricted to a maximum of 3 or 1 concurrent users. Once the limit is reached the following notice appears 'Your institution has access to x copies of this book. All copies are currently in use. Please check back later, or search for another book.'

Formats available

PDF for chapter downloads and ePub for entire book downloads (whole book downloads available on phones).
Read online (desktops, tablets and laptops only, NOT on smartphones). Offline reading available on any mobile devices.

User account

Useful for making personal notes, lists of e-books, highlighting and sharing the content with other users.


Book sections can be downloaded as PDFs and kept indefinitely. Some titles offer a full download to ePub for limited time period within 3 and 21 days.

ePub requires Adobe Digital Editions. To download to iOS or Android devices you also need Bluefire Reader and an Adobe ID.



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