Centre for Learning and Teaching


Electronic books (e-books) are digital books that can be read on dedicated e-readers such as a Kindle or Nook, tablet devices such as an iPad, smartphones, and on desktop PCs and laptops using e-reader software. They are engaging and interactive and can contain video, audio and other multimedia.

E-books have a variety of uses, ranging from the digital distribution of materials for distance or blended learning courses to the growing market in ‘e-Textbooks’ which are being seen as a replacement for printed course textbooks.

E-books at the University

The Library has a wide range of e-books available which can be accessed via a keyword search in the library catalogue.

We can support you in using e-books in your teaching to enhance the student experience and in creating your own e-books for your students or for wider publication of your work (including which file format to use).

Contact us for advice on using e-books


Case Study: Creating e-Books for Distance Education
Some advantages of using e-books and an outline of the process involved in creating and uploading them to an e-reader device.

Wikipedia comparison of e-readers
Comparing functionality and specifications of a range of devices