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Viewing an e-book

Viewing e-books is easy once you've found them in Hunter.

Step 1:  Go to  and choose 'Library Catalogue' in the drop down menu.


Step 2:  Type in the relevant keyword or keywords into the search box and click the search button. You'll then see a list of relevant  resources.



Step 3: If you see a round green icon, and the words 'Online access' next to an item listed in your search results, it means the item can be read online.

Screenshot of e-books in Hunter

Step 4: Click on the 'View Online' tab. You may be taken directly to the e-book, or you may be asked to click another link to access the e-book.


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I like that I can search for

words inside the e-book!


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Offsite access to e-books

flag Offsite access

Note: If you're accessing the online resources offsite. You will be asked for a username and password. Use the SGUL username and password that you have for logging onto computers onsite. The log in page can look different for different e-books publishers.

(NHS users should log in using OpenAthens, please refer to the relevant helpsheet on the Library help page on the website.)

Examples below:

You'll be asked to find your 'institution', remember to look for 'St George's, University of London'

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Video: Using Hunter to find and view e-books (subtitled)

A 3 minute video showing you how to search for e-books on Hunter.