Electronic books

Llibres UPC

Llibres UPC It is a set of collections of the institutional repository UPCommons Formed by the technical books published by the Digital Polytechnic Initiative 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.

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The various access conditions for the securities deposited at Llibres UPC are:

  • Open access: Open access books, which can be used for detailed purposes under the Creative Commons license assigned to them.
  • Access restricted to members of the UPC: Restricted access books for 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).
  • Access restricted to CSUC: Access books restricted to users of the UB, UAB libraries, UPC, UPF, UdG, UdL, URV, UOC, BC, UVic, UJI, URL and UIC.

Books subscribed by the UPC

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

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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.

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The titles of the various publishing packages contracted by the UPC are:

Editorial Package Titles Area of ​​knowledge
Architecture Open Library Titles Architecture
By Gruyter. Architecture and design Titles Architecture
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer) Titles Technical support
Lecture Notes in Mathematics (Springer) Titles Maths
SpringerLink e-books Titles Science and technology
ScienceDirect e-books (Elsevier) Titles Science and technology
Wiley Online Library e-Books Titles Science and technology
Proquest Ebook Central Titles Science and technology
Ingebook Titles Science and technology
Cambridge Core Titles Multidisciplinary
eDU-Library Titles Multidisciplinary
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) Titles Humanities and social sciences
Gale Virtual Reference Library Titles Specialized encyclopedias
You can find any of the books subscribed by the UPC, regardless of the editorial package where it is located, at DiscoveryUPC.

Books in open access

Here are some outstanding search engines where you can retrieve e-books in open access:

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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
eBiblio Catalunya 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

Open Culture Textbooks Multidisciplinary college textbooks
OpenEdition Books Books specializing in the social sciences and humanities
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


"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).

There are many places where you can download and listen to an audiobook. Some subscription platforms, such as Storytel o Audible from Amazon they offer some free trial days.

Audiobooks in open access

Last update: 12 / 05 / 2020