eBooks

We provide access to more than 25000 ebooks or books which can be read online. Find specific ebooks by using the 'Find an ebook' search box or browse our list of ebook collections.
39 ebook collections
  1. Berg Fashion Library

    • Invaluable for scholars, students, professionals, and anyone interested in dress.
    • Faculties: Informatics and Design
  2. Bookboon.com

    • Subject areas include: Business, Engineering, IT, Languages, Natural Sciences, Communication, Job Search and CV.
    • Faculties: Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Other
  3. Books24x7

    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design
  4. Cambridge Books Online

    • You have access to the following Cambridge Books Online collections: Mathematics 2013 and Chemistry Complete as well as a selection of Physics titles.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences
  5. Darwin Online

    • This site contains every Darwin publication as well as many of his handwritten manuscripts - more than 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images.
    • Faculties: Other
  6. DawsonEra

    • Dawsonera is an e-book platform which provides access to academic books from the world's leading publishers, across all disciplines and subjects.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design
  7. Directory of Open Access Books

    • OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks), a discovery service for peer-reviewed books published under an open access licence.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design
  8. e-Encyclopedia

    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design
  9. e-Encyclopedia Science

    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Other
  10. Ebrary open access collections

    • ProQuest’s collections span six centuries, all disciplines and the diverse content types needed by researchers.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design
  11. EBSCOhost

    • Faculties: Education, Engineering
  12. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition

    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design
  13. ETHOS – e-theses online service

    • EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research these
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design, Other
  14. Find eBook

    • Find thousands of ebooks which are accessible to CPUT students and staff. Covers all disciplines and subjects.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design, Other
  15. FoodNetBase

    • This collection offers information on latest functional foods, antioxidants, foodborne pathogens, and packaging technologies.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Health and Wellness Sciences
  16. Free books for doctors

    • AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals so that they can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Health and Wellness Sciences
  17. Free TechBooks

    • Lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books
    • Faculties: Engineering, Informatics and Design
  18. Gale virtual reference library electronic reference books

    • Arts Business Education Environment General Reference History Medicine Nation and World Religion Science Social Science
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences
  19. Google Books

    • Faculties: Other
  20. Grove Art Online

    • Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference resources.
    • Faculties: Education, Informatics and Design
  21. HSRC Press

    • HSRC Press publishes high quality social science research based publications, their e-books are available as open access.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Education, Health and Wellness Sciences
  22. Institute of Physics

    • IOP ebooks covers content in the following subject areas: Condensed matter, soft matter and materials science, Atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics, Nuclear and high energy particle physics, Medical physics, biological physics and biomedical engineering, Astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation, Mathematical, statistical and quantum physics, Earth and environmental science
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Engineering
  23. International encyclopedia of hospitality, 2nd Edition

    • Faculties: Business and Management Sciences
  24. Internet sacred texts archive

    • A freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics.
    • Faculties: Other
  25. JSTOR Open Access Books

    • JSTOR offers a growing list of Open Access ebooks from respected presses, such as University of California Press and University of Michigan Press. It covers disciplines such as history, sociology, art, art history, performing arts, religion, language and literature, etc.
    • Faculties: Education, Informatics and Design, Other
  26. Living books about life

    • Faculties: Other
  27. National Academies Press

    • The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine.
    • Faculties: Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences
  28. OAPEN: Open Access Publishing in European Networks

    • The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Education, Other
  29. Open Culture

    • 160 open access textbooks and growing.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design
  30. OVID

    • Ovid hosts the Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens titles which specialize in Clinical and General medicine. CPUT provides access to a number of ebook titles which deal with Nursing and Health Sciences.
    • Faculties: Health and Wellness Sciences
  31. Perfect Posture Program

    • Faculties: Other
  32. ScienceDirect

    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Engineering
  33. Silent Lessons

    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design, Other
  34. SpringerLink

    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Business and Management Sciences, Engineering, Health and Wellness Sciences, Informatics and Design
  35. Taylor and Francis

    • Provides access to a number of ebooks which deal with Education and Energy.
    • Faculties: Education, Engineering
  36. The Business Plan Workbook

    • Faculties: Business and Management Sciences
  37. UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004

    • Faculties: Other
  38. University Publishing Online

    • Provides access to eBooks covering subjects from all disciplines across science, technology and medicine, humanities and social sciences.
    • Faculties: Applied Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design
  39. WAT (Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal)

    • (Please note access is limited to Mowbray and Wellington Education Faculty users)
    • Faculties: Education