You read, we buy! Over 28,000 extra e-books available until 31 July 2019

Until July 2019, you have access to over 28,000 ebooks across 31 subject areas from University Press Scholarship Online. They are available to all Kent students and staff.

At the end of this period, we will buy the books that you used the most and they will become a permanent part of the Library’s collection of e-books.

Included are books from these respected academic publishers:

  • Oxford University Press
  • The American University in Cairo Press
  • British Academy
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Columbia University Press
  • Cornell University Press
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • University Press of Florida
  • Fordham University Press
  • University of Hawai’i Press
  • Hong Kong University Press
  • The University of Illinois Press
  • The University Press of Kentucky
  • The University of Minnesota Press
  • The University Press of Mississippi
  • New York University Press
  • The University of North Carolina Press
  • Policy Press
  • Stanford University Press

How to access University Press Scholarship Online

These books are all in LibrarySearch – just do your normal search by title and author.

If you’d like to see what’s available for your topic…

You can also search or browse directly through University Press Scholarship Online (via the Kent link in our A-Z of e-resources).

Once you’ve done your search, tick ‘Unlocked’, ‘Free’ and ‘Open Access’ on the left and click Submit to see the e-books that are available to you.

You read, we buy! It’s a new way of buying library resources

This is a new way of buying resources we’ve been trying out. It puts you – our students and staff – in charge of selecting the resources we buy, based on your usage patterns.

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