Books24x7® eBook Tutorial


Accessing Sullivan Virtual Library e-Books from Books24x7


Sullivan University, through the Sullivan Virtual Library, provides access to over 16,000 ebooks for student, staff, and faculty use. The books can be accessed like any other website on-campus, but you will need to create a Books24x7 account and log in if you are off-campus. The following guide demonstrates how to access these e-books as well as register for off-campus access.

Finding and Accessing e-Books

There are two different ways to gain access to the e-books. You can search for books using the Books24x7 website, or you may search for them using the library’s online catalog. In the following sections, we’ll demonstrate how to access e-books both on- and off-campus, as well as register for Books24x7’s website.

Searching Books24x7’s Website

If you visit the library's database page at, a link for Books24x7 is under "Popular Databases." Clicking on that link will take you to the homepage of the Books24x7 website.

You may search for books using the search bar, or browse for them through the links on the right-hand side of the page:

Searching the Library’s Online Catalog

The library's online catalog can be located at, and links to it can be found on the Library’s homepage. Click on the "Search" button from the main page of the catalog, and you may search for e-books in the same manner you would search for any library resources. If you are interested in e-books only, under "Select Location(s)," click on "Virtual Library":

When you search for a topic, you results will appear as follows. Note that under "Locations," the item is listed as being part of the Virtual Library, and is noted as being an e-book.

If you click on the title, the record will appear. Note the circled portion of the record below. Click on this link to see the e-book.

If you are on-campus, the e-book will appear as it does in the image below. Click on the chapter numbers (circled in the image) to navigate through the book. If you are off-campus, you will be required to log in to Books24x7. Please see the section on off-campus access.

Accessing e-Books Off-Campus

Books24x7 requires you to log into its website to view e-books off campus. If you click on an e-book from the Library’s online catalog, or visit Books24x7’s website directly, the following screen will appear. You will be required to register for an account. Click on the circled link to register, which is free.

To register, you will need to provide an e-mail address. You MUST use your,, or e-mail address to register. If you do not, Books24x7 will not approve your registration.

After filling out the registration form, you will receive an e-mail from Books24x7 like this:

Click on the hyperlink in the e-mail, and log into Books24x7's website with the username and password provided in the e-mail. You will immediately be required to change your password.

Be sure to remember your new username and password. Please note that this is not the same as your Sullivan user ID and password.

Once you have changed your password, the following screen will appear. Click on "I agree."

Congratulations! You are now registered to access Books24x7's e-books off-campus.

Note: The first time you register and log in, you will be directed to Books24x7's homepage. If you were accessing a specific book through the Library's catalog, you will need to click on the catalog link again to access that book. In the future, if you click on a link through the Library's catalog, you will be required to log in to Books24x7, but once you log in you will be directed to the book you want to see.