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A gateway to discover the eBook collections at the Library


SIT authorized users are able to access about 1,000 ScienceDirect Ebooks acquired from the Evidence Based Selections Plan.  

Subject collections include Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Food Technology, Health Sciences, Hospitality Management etc.

Access Information

No. of Concurrent Users: Unlimited simultaneous users

Online Reading: Supported

Offline Reading: Supported

Print: You may use Print option in PDF viewer to print

Download: Chapters of ebooks can be downloaded as DRM-free PDF files.

Steps to download selected chapters

  1. Go to the ScienceDirect website to do a search by keyword
  2. Select the title that you are searching for
  3. Click on the desired chapter, click on "PDF" icon to download the whole chapter

Note: ScienceDirect ebooks are also discoverable through Library's OneSearch.


Q1: Is there any special software required for reading ScienceDirect Ebooks?

A: The eBooks are in PDF format, so the only software needed is Adobe® Reader, which is freely available for download at the Adobe Web site:

Q2: Can more than one person access the same eBook at once?

A: Yes. ScienceDirect Ebooks support unlimited simultaneous users access.