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The University Library of Regensburg offers a wide range of literature also in electronic form. These are mostly parallel editions of the printed works.

E-books are usually licensed for the entire campus, so they can be accessed from any computer in the IP area of the University of Regensburg.

For most of them, remote access via VPN client is also possible. 

You can download the FortiClient required for this from the Computer Centre's VPN website. Installation options are provided for various operating systems. In order to be able to access e-books remotely, you must select "VPN UR home" or "VPN UR puplic" as the profile.

Find e-books

You can find all e-books in the Regensburg Catalogue plus.

Tips for e-book research in the Regensburg Catalogue plus: 

  • in the hit list, e-books are recognisable by the following icon: E-Book Symbol
  • By restricting the publication type to "e-book", you can search specifically for e-books.
  • However: only titles with the red note: Campus licence for university are activated for university library users. Licences of the OTH (red note: Campus licence for OTH Regensburg) can only be used via the computer network there.
  • To open an e-book, click on the following button:
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    This button is available in the hit list as well as in the individual display of the Catalogue entry.

Advantages of e-books


  • You can use e-books at any time of the day or night.
  • As a rule, several users can access an e-book at the same time. There are no reservations or waiting times. However, depending on the terms of the licence, access to some titles may be denied if only one user can access the book at a time. Please try again at a later date or contact the eBooks Department (see Contact).


  • Extensive search options, such as full-text search within the entire e-book text, make it easy to navigate within the document.


  • E-books are predominantly offered in PDF format and match the print version of the book, so you can easily cite from it.
  • You can copy text passages directly in the e-book and paste them into your word processor or literature management programme as citations or for further processing of the content.

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