Electronic books

General, Access

Bücher mit Laptop

E-books are publications available on the Internet that can be accessed and read mainly in the PDF or HTML format. E-books acquired or licensed by Erfurt University Library can be used free of charge from all internet-computers (including wi-fi for members of the University) on the campus of Erfurt University and Gotha Research Library.

They can be searched in the  Online-Catalogue of Erfurt University Library and the  Search Portal Discovery

Off-campus access is possible 

  • without restriction for electronic resources free of charge (e.g. publications by members of Erfurt University)
  • to all members of Erfurt University via Shibboleth or VPN

Further information can be found on the page "Conditions of Use and Access".


Please consider copyright regulations and terms of use of every provider or you may be held liable in case of abuse.




Search in  Online-Catalogue of Erfurt University Library and the  Search Portal Discovery.
Please use the advanced search function in the Online-catalogue or the Union Catalogue (GVK). Combine your search terms with the material selection “online resources (without periodicals)”. You can use "filter" or "analyse set" to refine your search.
In the Search Portal Discovery you may refine your search with type "electronic" and formats "book".


The e-book collection of the library consists of:

Elektronische Bücher, E-Books