New: Access 300,000 eBooks via Perlego

We are pleased to announce that we now have access to 300,000 book titles across a broad range of subjects via Perlego, until 17 July 2020. This includes all of Wiley and Pearson.

You may browse by subject, topic, curated reading list or publisher, or search. A new advanced search filter is also now available.

Users can browse the full collection to identify titles of interest without creating an account at Perlego.

However, to access the full-text, users need to create their own Perlego account. To set this up, Go to Databases A-Z and find Perlego.

Then, click on the link to WebLearn to find the access code and the link to the platform. A registration form will be generated. Use your email address and the access code to set up your account. Once this is done, in future, you can go directly to the Perlego website and login in with your email address.

Searching Perlego

Use the simple search, and then filter to search for books only matching on the title, author, the topic, or the keyword. Or use the format filter and choose to read in e-Pub or PDF.

For more information on Perlego, take a look at this YouTube tutorial.

If you would like to give us some feedback, please contact your Subject Librarian.


Access over 1.4 million eBooks via SOLO

While our Libraries may be closed, the Bodleian Libraries have been working hard to ‘Keep the University reading.’ With a Single Sign On you can access over 1.4 million e-books via SOLO.

Filter results by ‘Online Resources’ and to find e-books that can be accessed offsite, look for the green Online access icon.


As well as our existing titles, the Bodleian Libraries have been working with publishers to provide a lot of extra access to online resources during this period. Over 5,000 new e-books have been purchased and added to SOLO together with a further 60,000 temporary e-books made freely available by publishers during COVID-19. In addition, for some e-book collections, the licenses of content have been temporarily extended to increase or remove the limit on the number of simultaneous users.

You can keep up-to-date with the latest additional e-books via the e-books LibGuide.



Projects SSL staff have been working on over the Easter Vacation

Although the SSL was closed over the Easter vacation, our staff have been hard at work providing means for students to continue studying effectively from home.

We have been busy creating online reading lists, with links to journal articles and eBooks, to be published on ORLO. We have 13 lists currently in progress, with 2,400 citations added so far. More news to follow when they are officially available.

We have also been working through “eBook wishlists” sent to us by course convenors, from which we have so far purchased 161 eBooks which are licensed for institutional access [more info on what libraries can/can’t buy can be found here]. The work to purchase these eBooks will continue through out Trinity Term.

Want to recommend an eBook for purchase?

If you urgently require a book that is only available in hardcopy or electronically via eLegal Deposit complete a Book Recommendation Form. Staff will investigate if it is possible for us to buy an eBook which will be accessible remotely if you have a SSO.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email here.