ebrary hosts a wide variety of titles from publishers across many disciplines.
Number of simultaneous users: Most allow only 1 user, some are unlimited. For single user books, access expires and the books disappear from the user's computer/device at the end of the loan period, but you can "return" the book early making it available to another person.
Export citation: At the book title level, one can export to Refworks or “EndNote & Citavi”
Printing and downloading: You have two options:
1) Create a PDF of a specific chapter or page range
More on creating a PDF
Advantages include being able to select a chapter or particular range of pages, files do not expire, and it works on a Kindle. Disadvantages include reduced image quality
2) Download an entire document as an e-book in Adobe Digital Editions
More on downloading
Advantages include offline reading and having access to the entire book. Disadvantages include need for Adobe Digital Editions (although it is free) and limited "check-out" period, after which files disappears from your device.
Reading offline: Create an account. Download PDF: one chapter or 60 pages. With Adobe Digital Editions, the whole book may be downloaded.
Chapter-level Linking: Yes
Plug-in software needed: The ebrary QuickView Reader runs within your web browser and works with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. This should launch automatically. Adobe Editions is necessary to download a book for offline reading.
Time out period:
Waiting period before able to sign back in:
For further info:
ebrary Support Center
Personal account info
Personal account: Yes
Annotation/note taking in personal account: Yes
Other capabilities in personal account: Login required to print and download. Adobe Editions account is also needed to download a book for offline reading or to use the mobile app.
Tips on mobile devices and U Libraries e-books
These books may be viewed on a mobile device using a browser.
Mobile site? No
Tips on e-book readers and U Libraries e-books