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e-books at TUM:

A well-appreciated and huge range of offers

Über 125.000 wissenschaftliche E-Books gibt es an der Universitätsbibliothek der TU München. (Foto: Eisenhans/Fotolia)
Über 125.000 wissenschaftliche E-Books gibt es an der Universitätsbibliothek der TU München. (Foto: Eisenhans/Fotolia)

The University Library holds more than 125,000 scientific e-books available – and the number is increasing. Last year, TUM invested about half a million Euros for e-books (new licenses and renewals).

The University Library is involved in negotiations with publishers and retailers on your behalf, trying to settle on the widest possible usage rights. However, the possibilities in this regard are largely dependent on the individual provider’s licensing policy. For example, the companies regulate

  • how many users can access an e-book simultaneously. This can vary from a single user to an unlimited number.
  • what you can download. Many only allow you to download individual chapters; some limit downloads to a maximum number of pages, and others might allow you to save the entire e-book as a PDF-file.
  • whether and how much you can print. Some providers might allow you to print the current page, but – in turn – not to download the file.

Thus, there are huge differences regarding the possibilities of using e-books – which can be irritating. If you have any questions, or problems accessing an e-book, the University Library will be happy to help.

More information:
Access to e-books via the online catalog
Access conditions (on-campus, off-campus, or via eduroam)
General notes on research and the use of e-books

Contact:
University Library / “First Level Hotline”
Email: information(at)ub.tum.de
Chat: First Level Hotline
Phone: 089 – 189 659 220
WhatsApp:  0173 – 861 8412