Proquest Ebook Central

Proquest Ebook Central LibGuide


Formerly Ebrary and EBL. Ebook platform that hosts a wide variety of titles.

General Information

Number of simultaneous users: 1 user, 3 users, or unlimited users (varies by title). "Non-Linear Lending" for a Proquest (or EBL) ebook means that we have approx. 325 loans per year for that title (number of loans varies by title) and unlimited simultaneous user access.  A loan instance is defined as access by an individual patron within a 24-hour period that exceeds the free browse period (10 minutes) or if the user chooses to download, copy or print from the ebook. Once all loans are used up for a title, we will no longer have access to the title (loan days renew on the anniversary of purchase.)

Format: PDF

Export citation: At the book title level; export to Refworks or “EndNote & Citavi”.
Printing: Yes, must have a personal account. Create a PDF of a page, or a range of pages that can be printed or saved. Number of pages that can be printed is listed on the Detail page for the ebook.
Downloading: Yes, must have a personal account. 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. Maximum Checkout Duration is 21 days for titles with Unlimited User access and 3 days for titles with 3 User or Nonlinear Loan access. For 3 User Access, 1 user online only access is preserved if two users have downloaded the title. Single User access titles cannot be downloaded.

Chapter-level Linking: Yes
Time out period: 30 minutes

Personal account information

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.