E-books are online versions of print books that our library has either purchased with a continual licenses or via pre-determined subscription period. E-books that are owned are available to the library permanently, with the aim of being preserved and accessed in a long term.
eBooks offer a number of advantages compared to printed materials. Users can:
All UNIZULU eBook are available via the library e-catalog on http://esal.unizulu.ac.za/ . The library e-catalog will provide users with the link to a database where the e-Book is located. After clicking on the link, you will be required to log in using your Open Athens details for full preview and download.
Open Athens is the system used to authenticate users authorized to access the library’s licensed electronic resources. In order to access most of the UNIZULU Library’s electronic resources – whether on campus or off campus users have to sign-in using Open Athens. To access the system, use the same credentials for signing in to your UNIZULU Email, WiFi, or Lab Access
Different publishers have different rules with regards to printing and redistribution of e-book content.
For an example: EBSCO allows up to 100 pages of an eBook to be printed, saved or emailed as a PDF file (per user) from within the eBook viewer to be printed at a later time.