Answered By: Margaret Burri
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2020     Views: 339

Yes, in fact we currently have more than 1 million e-books.

They are in the library's catalog along with all of the rest of our holdings.

  • Searching -- If you want to search for *only* e-books:

    (1) Under FORMAT, choose BOOKS, and then SEARCH
    (2) Go to FORMAT again, choose ONLINE, and then SEARCH. (You must do those steps one at a time.)
  • Free -- Our e-books are FREE to use, but you must be a JHU affiliate or must be using a JHU computer.
  • "Checking out" -- Two kinds of e-books require you to "check them out": these are EBL e-books and EBSCO e-books. (Checking them out is FREE.)
    --- Only JHU affiliates can use EBL books. EBL requires a JHED ID, even on Hopkins computers. Therefore, guests cannot access EBL books at all.
  • Downloading, copying, printing -- E-book publishers have different rules. Please check CAN I DOWNLOAD, PRINT, ETC.? in the E-books guide. This page is arranged by the name of the PUBLISHER (which is in the library catalog record for the book).

Look at the E-books guide and our E-books video for more information.


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