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E-books at Novia: Start

About eBooks

In the guide there is information about reading, downloading and borrowing e-books. There is also information about Novia's e-book services and some free services.

The Library´s eBooks

The library purchases large e-book collections as well as single e-books, depending on available options. Some of the books can be read by several users simultaneously, some only by one user at a time.

Reading eBooks

The e-books the library has acquired can be read in a web browser or downloaded to your own computer or mobile device. A downloaded e-book is borrowed and will not be accessible after the loan period. You can also reserve an e-book that is on loan.

Finding eBooks

You can find the e-book services the library has acquired in Finna, Novia Finna Vasa, Jakobstad and Raseborg / Alma-Novia, Åbo. You can also find them in Novia's LibGuides.


The library tries to acquire electronic versions of the textbooks whenever these are available. Unfortunately the supply of electronic textbooks offered to organisations is very limited. The publishers also limit the access to the newest edition, often only the older editions of a textbook are available electronically. Sometimes there are also e-versions of books available, but not with library license.

Contact the library

If you have questions or wish to get guidance in using e-resources, please contact your library.

Please contact us also if you need e-books that are not included in the databases, we order them if possible.


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