We have access to over 10,000 ebooks on the ebrary platform. ebrary ebooks use DRM to limit access and downloads.
ebrary's new online Reader allows you to:
You can download to a computer or supported mobile device. Most ebrary ebooks will download for up to 14 days (then the file expires). Look for the download link on the Detail Page or inside the Online Reader.
Like all ebook platforms that track and restrict usage, ebrary requires you to sign in to a profile/account. You can create a free account anytime. You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. This free software is different from Adobe Reader.(Adobe Digital Editions will store your downloaded ebooks, display when they expire, and allow you to add bookmarks.) See the "Getting started with Adobe Digital Editions" document that installs with ADE for more information.
iOS and Android devices are support. You will need to install the free Bluefire Reader app (from the App Store or Google Play).
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 14 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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