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E-books at UCLA

A guide to e-book collections at UCLA Library, including information about scope and use.

E-books at Other Campuses

E-books in their entirety cannot be loaned between universities, even between UC campuses. UCLA users are only able to access e-books which UCLA subscribes to. Your options for reading those books include:

  • Recommend that the UCLA Library purchase the e-book. (Purchases are not guaranteed and are not automatic.)
  • If you need only a chapter from an e-book held by another campus, you can submit an interlibrary loan request for that one part of the book.
  • Request a print edition by interlibrary loan. (In UC Library Search click on "How to get it," login to your Library Account and click on Request through interlibrary loan.)
  • Visit a library that has the e-book and use it on-site. (Public libraries like Los Angeles Public Library may allow remote access to anyone with a library card.)
  • Purchase a personal copy from an e-book retailer that sells to individual accounts only. Retailers like Amazon Kindle do not sell e-books directly to libraries.