Ebooks at UCSF
UCSF Library owns or provides access to a growing collection of 65,000 ebooks in Health Sciences and related subjects. In most cases, the Library will not purchase the print version of books for which we have electronic access.
Appropriate Use of UCSF Licensed Electronic Resources
Use of ebooks is governed by license agreements and copyright laws.
To find ebooks available at UCSF, search by title or subject in the Library Catalog using Advanced Search. Enter the terms you’re looking for by subject or note and select Online Books from the Material Type options. From the title list, click on title of the ebook and then select the link in the box labeled “Link to online version below.”
In order to access many of the ebooks in this guide, you must be on the UCSF network.
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is used by some publishers to control copyright. DRM can restrict the amount of material you print, download, or copy. It can also limit the time you have access to online content: you might have to check out an ebook, or links you send in an email to content expire.
Not all publishers apply DRM to their content. Those who don't still expect users to comply with existing copyright terms and restrictions.
For the publishers who do apply DRM, there may be additional steps you'll have to take to access content.
Several providers require Adobe® Digital Editions software.
There are several ebook reader apps available. Bluefire Reader app is recommended for iOS and Android mobile devices.