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Information about eBooks at University of Stirling.


eTextbooks are 'core' texts likely to be in heavy demand. The Library has provided a selection that students can download for a Semester or longer (it varies between titles) and are available via some Resource Lists in Canvas or from the Library Catalogue. Typically these are from Kortext or BibliU.

Look out for the Kortext link in the Library Catalogue or your Resource List in Canvas.

The first time you access a Kortext eText you will be asked to create an account using your University email address. After that you can read online or get the Kortext app from your usual app store. Download your Kortext book to the app for a better reading experience including Voiceover/Read aloud, highlight text, change colours, add notes plus other features. The available features will vary between different books.

See the Kortext Tutorial Guide for more information.


Find all of our eBooks in LibrarySearch.

  • Search for a title or keyword.
  • The results list will give a mix of Printed books and eBooks. You can click the Available Online link to the full text.
  • To refine your search only to eBooks, click eBooks under the Format options on the right hand menu.


Looking for Chapters?

Mostly you can only search for whole books but increasingly it is possible to find specific chapters too.

  • In LibrarySearch search for a title or keyword but select the option to 'Search Everything' instead of just 'Books+'.
  • The results list will give a mix of books, articles, chapters and other material. 
  • To refine your search only chapters, under the 'Resource Type 'options on the right menu select 'Chapters'.

Tip - to check for a chapter in ebooks we don't have in the Library, tick the 'Also show results without full text' option under 'Tweak your results' on the right menu. 

Ask for Help

Search the Library Catalogue

Look out for the BibliU link in the Library Catalogue or your Resource List in Canvas.

Once you have identified a BibliU book, it is easier to go to the BibliU app to search again for the book, then read or download it. (Download the app from your usual app store and login 'Through your university' and when prompted enter your University User Name and Password).

See the BibliU Tutorial Guide for more information.