Instructions for E-Lending

E-Lending login

A login is required to use the e-lending service –  consisting of a user name (email address) and a password – required. 

Alumni as well as library customers and guests who are not members of ETH Zurich:

Please contact the library staff at the ETH Library InfoCenter in person to obtain a login. Please register in advance via libraries.ch. (external link)

Guests who already have a login for the public workstations at ETH Library:
You can use this for the e-lending platform. No additional registration is required.

Members of ETH Zurich:
You can access licensed e-books in the ETH Zurich network.

Please note that all other university logins are not valid.

E-book search

You can access the e-lending service by searching in the ETH Library search portal (external link). In the tab “Books, journals and more” you can filter search results with the “Availability” function.  

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Alternatively, you can use the advanced search function to search specifically for borrowable e-books.

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If you wish to view the details (table of contents etc.) of the selected e-book, simply click on the title of the e-book. Then click on the link “Access via e-lending” to borrow the book.

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You will now switch to the platform of the ProQuest aggregator. Customers who are not members of ETH Zurich should select the option “libraries.ch" in the selection window.

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You can now read the e-book online, download single chapters permanently as PDF files or borrow the whole e-book for up to 8 days.

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When browsing, four options are available:

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Please note that the loan period may vary depending on the title.

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E-book lending

Full download (max. 8 days)

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You can download the e-books to your computer. This means that they are also available offline for the duration of the loan. You can also save individual chapters permanently.

The e-books are always available in PDF format, and some are also available in ePub format. Please select the desired format. (For further information about ePub, see:

International Digital Publishing Form (external link)

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Technical requirements

Reading

To read the e-books on your computer or laptop, you must first install the free Adobe Digital Editions software.

Adobe Digital Editions (external link)

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Would you like to read e-books from our e-lending service when you’re out and about? Install the Bluefire Reader App to download and read the e-books.

iTunes (external link) (iOS 8.2 or higher), Google Play (external link) (Android 4.0 or higher)