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eBooks and other eResources

eBooks and other eResources

As well as being a physical collection of books and resources the College Library supports the University’s provision of e-resources.

We provide funds towards the centralised purchasing of ebooks, online journals and other electronic resources, as well as making recommendations for purchasing.

As a Member of the College you have access to the University of Cambridge’s extensive range of online books, journals and databases. The majority of these resources are accessed via iDiscoverHowever, some resources are only listed and accessed via the eBooks and eResources websites. Both websites contain a wealth of material to support you in finding and making the most of the available online resources.

There are also very good summaries of online resources available on the University Library webpage.

If you are unsure if an item is available online, or are having problems accessing anything then please contact us and we will check the availability and support you in getting access.


The University of Cambridge has access to over 1.5 million ebooks from a wide variety of publishers and platforms. Use the eBooks website to find a specific ebook, access over 60 ebook platforms and discover how to make the most of ebooks in your research and study.


Journals thats the University has purchased electronic access are listed on the University Library's ejournals webpages. You can search the list by title, subject, vendor, or citation.

Scanning Service – Books and Articles

The University Library is offering a scanning service for books that are not available online, please do use this service if there are chapters of books that you otherwise cannot access. Information on this service is available on the Scan & Deliver webpage.

Lean Library

The Lean Library is a very useful tool that automatically detects the articles that you can access through a Cambridge subscription when you're on other websites e.g. Google, Bing, Baidu, PubMed etc.

More information can be found at Lean Library – Light up your library. Anytime. Anywhere.