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Berghahn eBooks

Frequently Asked Questions



What is the Berghahn eBook Library?

Librarians and Institutions

What is an EPUB?

How do I buy an eBook/EPUB through this website?

Can I purchase an ePub and a hard-copy book at the same time?

The title I want does not appear to have an eBook version

Can I download an eBook/EPUB to my desktop?

How do I read an EPUB that I have downloaded?

The text is too small to read. How do I fix that?

Can I return an eBook that I have purchased?

Can I share or copy the eBook?


What is the Berghahn eBook Library?

All new Berghahn titles are available simultaneously in print and online editions and this is where you will find our eBooks and may order them directly from us. The titles currently available do not represent the entirety of our list, but we are in the process of adding more. If you do not find what you are looking for we are happy to have your suggestions, so please send a note to support@berghahnbooksonline.com.

You will also find our eBooks at Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, eBooks.com, Google Play, and KoBo, but we are pleased to offer readers who buy from us directly special offers and information about new titles and authors for supporting our program.

If you find a title that you would like your academic or public library to add, you will find information below to share with your librarian for acquisition.

Librarians and Institutions

Libraries have a variety of purchase options - perpetual access, short-term loan or subscription - to a wide range of Berghahn eBooks across all our subjects.

You can order directly from your preferred eBook supplier (see our partners below) or through our global network of agents, resellers, and select vendors, all of whom will continue to carry print editions: www.berghahnbooks.com/agents-reps If an older title is not available from your library supplier, please ask them to request it from us. Our ebooks are available across libraries worldwide through partnerships that include:

  • Baobab Ebooks (Africa)
  • CNPIEC (China)
  • Dawson
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • Gardners
  • iGroup
  • JSTOR
  • Overdrive
  • ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly ebrary and EBL)

What is an EPUB?

An EPUB is a type of eBook format can be read on e-reader software available for most smartphones, tablets, and computers. An alternative format is PDF. On this website all eBooks are offered in EPUB format.

How do I buy an eBook/EPUB through this website?

Browse our extensive list of titles on our website at www.berghahnbooks.com/browse/ebooks. eBooks are available for many of our titles and can be purchased directly from the Berghahn eBook Library. When you make a purchase from us you will create a new account for yourself, which is separate from the one you may have already created to buy a print book. After completing the transaction through the Berghahn eBook Library you will be emailed a receipt containing a link to download your eBook(s). You will also discover that your purchases are shelved in our virtual stacks and you may download them whenever you wish.

Can I purchase an ePub and a hard-copy book at the same time?

No. It is not currently possible to purchase both a print and eBook in the same transaction. Our print books are distributed by different partners depending on your location whereas eBooks can be sold to anyone regardless of location from the Berghahn eBook Library.

One of the advantages of ordering directly from us is that we will occasionally have special offers that give special discounts on eBooks when individuals buy print books from us, etc., so keep your eyes out for email announcements for those opportunities!

The title I want does not appear to have an eBook version

The titles currently available do not represent the entirety of our list, but we are in the process of adding more. If you do not find what you are looking for we are happy to have your suggestions, so please send a note to support@berghahnbooksonline.com.

Can I download an eBook/EPUB to my desktop?

Yes. You just need to have an eReader app to read your ePub or eBook. Most eReaders are available for free.

How do I read an EPUB that I have downloaded?

You can read EPUBs on your desktop, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android device but you will need to download the appropriate software. Here is a list of eReaders that support EPUB files: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats#Supporting_platforms

The text is too small to read. How do I fix that?

Your eReader controls the size of the text of your EPUB. Check the Help section in your eReader to find out how to change the type size.

Can I return an eBook that I have purchased?

All purchases are final and eBooks cannot be returned or refunded. If, however, you experience any technical difficulties with your eBook, please contact us at support@berghahnbooksonline.com.

Can I share or copy the eBook?

You can make copies for your personal use on an unlimited number of devices. You may not give your EPUB to other people or put the file on servers where others can read or access this content. You may not edit EPUB files, but you may view or print them for personal use as you see fit.