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E-Books and More

About This Page

This page features highlighted e-book databases that the library has subscribed to. In order to access the e-books cataloged in these databases, you will need to log in using your CUNY credentials. If you are looking for a resource that is not listed here, or have a resource to recommend, please contact us!

If you wish to recommend an e-book be added to the library's general collection, please fill out the Materials Request Form.

What is an E-Book Subscription?

In order to provide access to e-books that are not Open Access, Open Educational Resources, or in the public domain, the library has to subscribe to the publishers' e-book databases. This means that although CSI students, faculty, and staff have access to e-books, the library does not own and only licenses those books. As a result of the different licensing agreements the library has with certain publishers, some e-books might be able to be downloaded (either partially or fully) as a PDF, while others can only be read online.

However, for maximum access, the Library suggests viewing e-books in an e-reader directly on the platform (i.e.,use the read online option) and not the download e-book option if there is a choice. This is because downloads trigger a check out session of twenty-four hours or more where the book is unavailable to others.

E-books that the library licenses can also be found by using the library's One Search discovery layer, 

For single eBooks

For Reference Works