eBooks

Available eBooks and Where to Find Them 

  • You can find most eBooks available at Charles University through the university discovery service UKAŽ. Link. 
  • Trial access and freely available eBooks can be found only on the eResources Portal. 
  • You can find more information about tools for searching information sources on the page dedicated to eResources. Link. 

How to access eBooks

Electronic books are available for online reading via internet browser from the faculty computers or remote access from home, dormitory, etc. Log in with your university credentials (the same as in SIS).

If you want to read an eBook without an internet connection (offline), you can borrow it (see Offline loan), download it in PDF format, or print it out in parts (the limit of downloaded pages per login varies from producer to producer).

Offline loan of eBooks

EBSCO eBooks and ProQuest eBook Central collections support offline loans on Windows, Android, MacOS, iOS, or an eBook reader with Adobe DRM support. 

Adobe DRM support on eBook readers

Adobe DRM is not supported on Amazon Kindle readers. PocketBook, Prestigio, Kobo, Bookeen, Nook, Liris, etc support Adobe DRM. For information about Adobe DRM support, refer to your device’s manual. 

DDA

The DDA (Demand Driven Acquisition) service is a form of submitting a request to purchase eBooks to the CU FA Library. Each request is evaluated individually, so you won’t be able to read the required eBook right away, but the time delay can stretch up to a month (30 working days). 

CU FA students can choose from the ProQuest eBook Central collection. 

If you are no longer interested in the book you want, write to us

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