E-Books

The RCOT provides direct access to a growing collection of e-books relevant to occupational therapy

E-books support and inform occupational therapy practice, research and study and can be viewed via the RCOT website. The benefits of using e-books include remote 24/7 access, saves you time, and key occupational therapy texts are available free of charge. E-books are available direct from the MyiLibrary, Dawsonera and123 Library e-book platforms or via the RCOT online catalogue.

E-books can be accessed as follows

Myilibrary e-books are available to read online by multiple users but cannot be downloaded. Find out how to use Myilbrary ebooks online.

Dawsonera e-book titles are available to read online and to download. Find out how to use Dawsonera ebooks online:

123 Library e-book titles are available to read online and to download. Find out how to use 123 Library ebooks online.

Other routes to accessing ebooks online

Browse the list of occupational therapy and related titles available at our Library Catalogue site (search for 'ebooks')

  • In the 'Titles' field, type ebook
  • Click on the blue magnifying glass (search icon)
  • After you have clicked the magnifying glass you should get a display of all our ebooks, (120 ebooks in total).You can click through the pages of the ebooks on the catalogue, browsing them all. When you find the title you would like to look at full text, click on the title field.
  • On the page that then displays, click the link in the ‘website’ field and this will then take you through to the full text of the ebook.

Using e-books - reading, printing, copying and downloading

Members must:

  • abide by the terms and conditions provided on the linked sites. Terms, conditions and copyright restrictions are usually listed on the homepage of each e-book platform
  • ensure personal log-in details are not known or passed to any other individual
  • acknowledge and reference all uses of an e-book appropriately. If you require advice on referencing, please speak with your university /hospital librarian or email: library@rcot.co.uk

E-books enquiry or technical problem?

Call the Library team on 020 7450 2316 or email: library@rcot.co.uk