When you do a general search on the catalogue your results will include ebooks as well as print. Here is an example of a design book that is in both formats:
The top item shows 2 print books available at call # 745.4 GIM. The 2nd item shows a little green globe instead. Note also the icons on the far left. They represent books and e-books, hence the little red "e".
When you click on the titles in the list, you will be brought to the catalogue record for each book. If it is an e-book, you will find a link to the full-text of the book. If you click that link, you will "open" the e-book. If you are on campus, you will be brought directly to the fulltext ebook. You may need to sign into the ebook with your TU Dublin IS password. Some Ebook publishers may ask you to create your own account.
Once you have accessed the ebook, you can read the book on line, download specific chapters (within copyright rules) or “borrow” the book for a short period of time.
Please be aware of Copyright Law - you are only allowed to download/print a certain percentage of any book.
All of our ebooks have multi-user licenses which means that they can be accessed by up to 3 users simultaneously. Don't forget to logout when you are finished looking at an ebooks as this will free it up for the next person.
To search for e-books related to art and design use the advanced search (https://library.tudublin.ie/search/X) in the library catalogue. Enter the terms ebook collection in one block as a subject field search. In the other fields add relevant search terms such as Art, Paint*, sculpt* and so on. The resulting list of books should be electronic books related to the keyword(s) used to search.
For more details on finding ebooks, see this guide, or the PDF guide listed below.
Below is a gallery of just a few of the ebooks relevant to Art and Design. Click an image to link to the ebook record on the catalogue.