The Virginia Tech Libraries subscribe to both individual ebooks (about 100 titles) and the medical package (over 2400 titles) from ebrary. ebrary ebooks require using an ebrary reader: the QuickView Reader, the ebrary Plug-in Reader, and the ebrary Unity Reader. The first works in any browser, the later two require download and installation. This search form retrieves only ebooks in our subscription; all of these ebooks are also cataloged in Addison.
QuickView runs within your web browser and works with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. You can use QuickView to
QuickView is a tool for viewing documents quickly. You cannot use it to print or copy pages, highlight text, save notes, or access the features of the ebrary InfoTools -all available with the other ebrary Readers.
The ebrary Plug-in Reader runs within your web browser as a browser plug-in that you download and install. It works with the current Windows and Mac browsers. With the ebrary Reader, you can
The ebrary Unity Reader runs outside of your web browser as a separate application that you download and install. It works with most of the recent Windows and Linux browsers. If you are using Mac OS X, you must use the ebrary Plug-in Reader. With the ebrary Unity Reader, you can
Downloading chapters, page ranges, or entire ebooks require you to sign in to your personal ebrary profile. You can create one online.
You may create image PDFs of specific chapters and page ranges that have no rights restrictions and do not expire.
You can also download up to 10 entire ebooks at a time. Downloads expire in 7 days.
Downloaded ebooks require Adobe Digital Editions.
Any Adobe Digital Editions compatible device, including iOS, Android, Nook, and Sony Reader. (Individual pages saved as PDFs can be read on Kindles.) ebrary offers an iOS app and soon will have an Android app.
September 13, 2010
Many of our ebooks are available as PDFs and this format is supported by many ebook readers. Here's a chart listing the capabilities of several major e-reader devices. Some of our downloadable ebooks use Abobe Digital Editions to set expiration periods; here's a list of compatible devices.We do not provide support for loading ebooks onto your device.
We recommend these apps for reading most of our downloadable ebooks:
Looking for help with your ereader? Here's some books from our collection:
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