Learn About eBooks

With funding through USF Student Technology Fees, the USF Libraries can now acquire ebooks for classroom support. As one of the projects within the USF Textbook Affordability Program (TAP), we are exploring whether e-Books can help to reduce costs for students in USF courses and help to increase access to recommended or required readings.

If there are books on your reading list or books that you require or encourage your students to read for a USF course, we can explore whether these books are available electronically and purchase them. We only ask that you submit the requested information so that we can locate the e-Books needed and some basic information about your course. Once purchased, USF has perpetual rights to the e-Book and it remains within our online collection.

e-Books purchased will not require any specific hardware such as an e-Book reader beyond a PC, Mac, or laptop. Many e-Book readers can be used with the purchased e-Books and most of these e-Books can be read on a smart phone. Printing will vary with every publisher or vendor, however we take in to consideration that students will want to print portions of the readings.

To request the Library to order e-books for your courses, click here:

Fill out e-Books request form »


Visit Springer Link»

SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers 2,765 fully peer-reviewed journals and 52,628 books online.

  • MyCopy feature allows students may print a copy of any book for only $24.99.
  • Browse by title, subject, author or editor
  • Unlimited use
  • Unlimited number of users

When you get to the homepage, browse the subject menu on the left for your subject. Click on your subject, and view titles available in your subject area.

For a 2014 Catalog of Springer ebook titles, click here » You’ll be able to view and download a catalog or a spreadsheet containing Springer titles.