Ebook Central (was Ebrary)
The Library subscribes to the Ebook Central ebooks service (formerly known as ebrary), which gives us access to more than 90,000 titles. These are available from anywhere using your University account. Users can highlight text, make notes, create bookshelves, link to definitions and contextual material, and copy or print text. You can do all this using the QuickView reader, which requires no special software plugins.
Ebook Central works best with any modern browser. In all cases you must have Java Scripting enabled.
AOL users should turn off all browser add-ons (including the AOL toolbar). If this does not work, try using another browser.
Ebook Central Online Help
In QuickView (the default reader), you can access Accessibility mode, which converts all Ebook Central books to plain text so you can use a screen reader.
For text-to-speech functionality and a 2-page view, you can install the Ebook Central Unity Reader. You should use Windows or Mac OSX for this, as it does not work well with the Linux operating system. Instructions for installing the Unity reader are in the Ebook Central help section.
- Using and downloading Ebook Central ebooks [pdf, 269 kb]