What are eBooks?
An e-book, also known as an electronic book or digital book, is a book that exists in electronic form, whether it started as a print book or not. E-books can be downloaded in part or full depending upon their license. Some e-books are available online only (similar to how you access streaming music but using a interface or reader app instead of a music player) or app. eBooks are digital versions of books that the library may or may not own in print.
E-books offer instant access to the content and the word-search function makes it easy to find the specific information you are looking for within the text.
Library eBooks may be read online without any special software, or downloaded to a computer using Adobe Digital Editions.
You can read UGAs e-books on many devices, including
- smart phones
You can access ebooks through the University of Georgia's library catalog, GIL, which has 3 different interfaces : GIL Classic, GILFind, and Multisearch (searches across multiple databases including GIL).
This password is required to access GALILEO databases, e-journals, and e-books from off campus and on some wireless networks.
- Go to this link on the library homepage
- Type in your nine-digit 810 or 811 (UGA Institution ID)
- Enter your last name
- Enter your PIN. If you don't yet have a PIN or have forgotten it, click on 'Get My PIN' and it will be emailed to you immediately. Check your junk mail if you don't see it.
- Click on 'Logon' and you'll see this semester's GALILEO password
NOTE: The password will change every semester. If your library account is blocked due to overdue books and/or fines you may be unable to access it. Contact Access Services at 706-542-3256 if you can't get into your account or need help getting your PIN.
About this guide
This guide was created by the 2013 UGA Libraries Ebooks Group (Deborah Stanley, Carla Buss, Patrick Reidenbaugh, Amber Prentiss, Cynthia Prosser, and Chair, Robin Fay).