ebrary hosts a wide variety of titles from publishers across many disciplines.
Number of simultaneous users: Titles may allow 1 user, 3 users, or 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.
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. Download Adobe Digital Editions.
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