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Ebooks @ Pitt

This guide describes the many ebook resources available through the University Library System and how to access them.

Major Ebook Collections at Pitt

All of our ebooks, including the ebooks in the major collections below and ebooks in other databases, are available for free to Pitt students, faculty, and staff 24/7 by searching the library's online catalog PittCat and limiting your results to online formats.

You will also find these collections listed under Databases by Title.

Download Audio and Ebooks for Leisure Reading

University of Pittsburgh's source for popular and classic ebooks and audio books to download.

  • Create and Manage your own OverDrive@pitt account
  • Check out books for up to 21 days 
  • A huge selection of titles
  • You can add it as an app (see mobile page)
  • Consists of EPUB, MP3, and WMA formats
  • Download the OverDrive Media Console directly to your mobile device to read/listen to books

Remember to look at the supported audio and ebook devices.

Free Ebooks on the Web