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Use this Books/E-books page to locate relevant print and electronic books

Looking for a specific book? Try the following: 1) Franklin. If unavailable, order via 2) BorrowDirect or E-ZBorrow. No results? Search 3) WorldCat, a catalog of libraries worldwide, and request via ILL. Want us to buy it? 4) Suggest a Purchase..

Are you an alumni? Check out the Alumni Services page

Locating, Downloading, & Printing E-books

1.) Use the eBooks tab located next to the Franklin Search Box

Screenshot of the Franklin Search page.

3.) Search within one of Penn Libraries' many E-book Collections

4.) Check out Open Access options within collections such as:

*Downloading will vary based on the provider/ vendor


  • If the e-book has DRM (Digital Right Management)-protected limitation you may need to download a software such as Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader to read the e-book on your computer, this software also has mobile apps available
  • Some vendors (such as EBSCO) may require you to setup a free account through their system

For more information, visit the E-books at Penn: Digital Rights Management page

*Limitations will vary based on the vendor

  • EBSCO will indicate print/save limitations under the Publisher section and their copy/paste limitations are listed under Permissions
  • Proquest will indicate their copy and print option under their Available for Online Reading section