Online Resources


The University Library offers you a copious proposal, containing different kinds of e-book packages.

You are only able to the e-books in the network of HU. You can search them via Primus. Due to the restriction of Books and Full texts online Primus displays you the e-books. By using the tab Online access we provide you the full text version of an e-book.

HU-Students and employees are able to get access to the e-book packages of the University Library via their VPN access from home.

In addition, you also recieved directly an access about our e-book-collections.

Please read the terms of use of the publishers and the general instructions. By accessing the current packages, you agree to the terms of use.


E-book-Collections of UB


E-books according to Publishers

Beck (about 200 volumes)

Cambridge Collections Online (about 490 Title)
Subjects"Literature and Classics",  "Music",
"Philosophy, Religion and Culture"

DFG Nationallizenzen

german-speaking Computer Science- and
IT-Books of Hanser-Verlag

Oldenbourg Verlagsgruppe

Otto Sagner digital (Verlag)

Oxford University Press (about 1.500 volumes)

Palgrave (Einstieg "Palgrave Language, Literature & Theatre 2012")

Palgrave (Einstieg "Social & Cultural Studies")
(about 260 e-books on art, culture and literature)


PsycBOOKS (samesurface as thePsycINFOdatabase)
about 2.500 english-speacking e-books in the field of

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (about 1.000 volumes)
Pleaseusethesearchfor a
"search" field of theRSCwebsite

Springer Verlag (about 22.000 volumes)

Taylor & Francis Group / CRC Press
containsmorethan 8.000scientific
e-booksof the Taylor&Francis Group(CRCnetBASE)

Thomson Gale (13 books of reference)


contains e-books in the field of
economic sciences, social sciences, psychology



ebook Collection / Ebscohost (previously NetLibrary) (about 4.500 volumes)

MyiLibrary (about 15.000 volumes)



Disclaimer E-books

Legal conditions for the use of online resources at the University Library

The library of Humboldt-Universität makes licensed online resources available to its users exclusively for personal academic use. It is not permitted to share the licensed content, in whole or in part, whether in digital form (e.g. electronic data carriers), by remote access or in analog form (e.g. paper copies). Reproduction of the licensed contents or parts of the licensed contents for the purpose of distribution (including via the Internet) and sales (whether commercial or free of charge) is not permitted. Any translation, adaptation or other transformation of the licensed content or parts of the licensed content is prohibited. The use of robotic systems such as spiders, crawlers etc. for downloading licensed content as well as the systematic downloading of content is not permitted. The copyright law in force since 1 March 2018 regulates text and data mining in § 60d UrhWissG. For further information please contact:
The possible uses provided by the provider/publisher are not affected hereby. All rights, in particular the rights of use and commercial exploitation of the media and information services are the exclusive property of the respective providers/publishers.

Users will be excluded from access to our electronic services in case of illegal use.


The Library of the Humboldt-University offers e-books solely to its patrons' personal scientific use. Users may not copy, distribute, transmit, or otherwise reproduce licensed content from e-books fully or in parts in any format. Any translation or revision of licensed content is prohibited. The use of roboting systems for automatic indexing, download or automatic search is not allowed.