How do I get eBooks? Tips for finding eBooks

Browse ebook collections

SFU has access to many collections of ebooks from a variety of publishers and providers.

Search ebook collections: Library catalogue

The SFU Library Catalogue lists all books, journals, etc. owned by the Library, including ebooks.

To search only for materials you can read online, you can:

  • conduct a Basic search, and then use the filters on the search results screen to Refine results: select Full text online
    • To limit further to ebooks, select Books under Resource Type. 
  • conduct an Advanced search, and select Books as the Material Type.
    • ​Use the filters on the left side of the search results screen to Refine results: select Full text online. 

To search in a particular ebook provider's collection, add it as a keyword using AND. Example: paleolithic AND "Cambridge Books Online"

For more help searching the Library Catalogue, see the Library Catalogue Search Guide, or  Ask a Librarian if you require further assistance.

Instructors: Using ebooks for a class?

Please view the Electronic collection information for librarians and faculty web page to determine whether an item is suitable for reserves or for use as a textbook.