Electronic books

UPCommons offers several collections of technical books published in electronic format by Iniciativa Digital Politècnica (IDP) and by other units of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

The contents of most of the books, created mainly by the University teaching staff in the field of their specialties, are directly related to the degree or postgraduate qualifications of the UPC.

DiscoveryUPC allows you to retrieve any of the books published by IDP, both in physical and electronic format (deposited online at UPCommons).

The conditions of access of the titles deposited a Llibres UPC are:

Open access Open access books, which can be used for detailed purposes under the Creative Commons license assigned to them.
Access UPC Access books restricted to members of the UPC, accessible from computers connected to the network UPC or from outside the network (using the user name and password corresponding to the intranets UPC or the Virtual Campus).
CSUC access Access books restricted to users of the UB, UAB libraries, UPC, UPF, UdG, UdL, URV, UOC, BC, UVic, UJI, URL and UIC.

Contracted publishing packages

The electronic books contracted by the UPC they are part of the following editorial packages.

Please note that we do not have access to all titles in each package. That is why, to find any of the books subscribed by the UPC regardless of the package it is in, it is recommended to look for it in DiscoveryUPC (catalog that only retrieves contracted titles that can be accessed by members of the university).

Editorial Package Area of ​​knowledge
Architecture Open Library  Architecture
By Gruyter. Architecture and design Architecture
A + t online library Architecture
ENI online library Technical support
eBook. Architecture, urbanism and design Architecture and urbanism
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer) Technical support
Lecture Notes in Mathematics (Springer) Maths
RSC ebook collection Chemical engineering
Ovid Books (Wolters Kluwer)

Sciences of vision

AccessEngineering (McGraw-Hill) Science and technology
SpringerLink e-books Science and technology
ScienceDirect e-books (Elsevier) Science and technology
Wiley Online Library e-Books Science and technology
Proquest Ebook Central Science and technology
Ingebook Science and technology
Taylor and Francis eBooks Multidisciplinary
Cambridge core Multidisciplinary
eDU-Library Multidisciplinary
Equinox Multidisciplinary
EmeraldInsight Multidisciplinary
Global IGI Multidisciplinary
Oxford Academic Multidisciplinary
Digital platform (Editorial Síntesis) Multidisciplinary
Unebook Multidisciplinary
WorldSciNet Multidisciplinary
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) Humanities and social sciences
Gale Virtual Reference Library Specialized encyclopedias

The e-books subscribed by the UPC are fromrestricted access to community members UPC through the eBIB service.

Access eBIB

L'restricted access is subject to the terms of use set out in the licenses of the supplier or publisher of each contracted product. In all cases, the permits only cover private non-profit uses, and for the purpose of study, teaching or research of authorized users.

Check the permitted uses

Here are some of the top search engines you can use to retrieve open access ebooks:

Search engine Content
BCcampus OpenEd

Multidisciplinary textbooks

Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes Documents related to Hispanic culture, mainly in the public domain
Bookboon Books specialized in engineering, computer science, mathematics and statistics, law, economics and business organization and languages
College Open Textbooks

Multidisciplinary college textbooks

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Books published, among others, by Academia Press, Springer, Taylor & Francis and IOS Press
Catalonia eBiblio Loan service for books and other electronic documents aimed at users with a card from the public libraries of Catalonia.
GitHub> Free programming books Books on programming
Google Books Books Digitized by Google
InTech Books Books specialized in the fields of science, technology and medicine
Internet Archive Books Books in the public domain and / or distributed under open access licenses
MERLOT II Textbooks and other learning resources
MIT OCW Online Textbooks Textbooks contained in MIT OpenCourseWare
OAPEN Library Academic books mainly on the humanities and social sciences
OER Commons Textbooks offered as open educational resources
The Online Books Page Classic books and other more modern works
Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

Books published by University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press

OpenBookPublishers Academic book publisher promoting open access to academic monographs, humanities and science books
Open Culture Textbooks Multidisciplinary college textbooks
OpenEdition Books Books specializing in the social sciences and humanities
Open Research Library Multidisciplinary peer-reviewed academic books, hosted on the BiblioBoard platform. Users can open an account with which they can create bookmarks, notes and lists.
Open SUNY Textbooks University textbooks published as part of a library projectState University of New York
Open Textbook Library Textbooks collected by the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with other American universities
OmniaScience Academic and scientific books
Project Gutenberg Electronic books, mainly in the public domain
Project MUSE Books specializing in human and social sciences from leading academic institutions
Saylor Academy Open Textbook University textbooks, multidisciplinary
SCOAP3 Books Books specializing in particle physics and other related fields


"A audiobook is a recording in an audio format of the contents of a book read aloud, which can be used when direct reading is not possible, as is the case with the blind, while driving or simply for the pleasure of listening. lo "(GEC).

Last update: 27 / 05 / 2024