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All About eBooks: Ebook Central (ProQuest)

All About Ebook Central

Supported Devices

Computer monitor Ebook Central ebooks can be read instantly within any Internet browser. 


Ebook Central offers several options for reading on devices:



Download standard PDFs for one chapter at a time using any browser or PDF program. Will work with most computers and devices, including the Kindle.

Download DRM-enriched pdf files for the entire book or individual chapters. Will work on most computers and devices, but not the Kindle. Requires Adobe Digital Editions for full title download on a laptop; Bluefire Reader on iOS or Android devices.


Using an ebrary eBook in your Browser or as a PDF

You may search or browse by subject/topic to locate a title in Ebook Central. 

Some titles are available right away, other titles on Ebook Central require you to submit a request to access.  This request must be approved by a librarian before you have access.  Requests are responded to Monday - Friday during regular business hours.  Titles that require a request will say "Available on request" on the search results page:

To read an eBook online, select a title from the search screen.  Click the "Read Online" button underneath the cover image.



You can usually either download specific sections of a book as a PDF or you can download the whole book for up to 7 days.  We recommend downloading chapters at a time.

To do this, within the Online reader, select the "Chapter Download" button.  The number of pages that can be downloaded is dictated by the publisher.

It is not recommended to download the entire book for a checkout period, but if you wish to do so, click the "Full Download" button.  You must have the correct software downloaded on your device to access content.


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