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What is a loan?
A loan is required before access to an EBL ebook can be made available for an extended period of time. Creating a loan will activate full text access for the length of the loan, and enable print and copy functionality.

The length of each loan can be for up to 4 days.

Note: To continue accessing the ebook once a loan has expired, simply create or request another loan as you did your initial loan.

* Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is required to download EBL ebooks for reading offline.
* To print or copy from the the EBL Online Reader, you are required to install Adobe Reader.

Can I download EBL ebooks?
You'll find download buttons on either the full record page, or on the "Download" tab in the EBL Online Reader.

Ebooks downloaded to personal computers are read via Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). Please ensure you have this free software installed before downloading.

Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read EBL content via the free Bluefire Reader app.

Note: If you are working on a computer that is shared by others (for example, a PC in your library or elsewhere on campus), you should always choose to read ebooks online.

Can I read EBL ebooks on portable devices?
Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read EBL content via the free Bluefire Reader app.

Downloaded EBL ebooks can also be transferred to any portable ebook reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on the ADE website.

In addition to these options, all portable devices with browser support can access EBL and Read Online via the web.

What does "browse" mean?
You can "browse" the full text of any ebook on EBL before deciding if you'd like to loan it. You can browse for 5-10 minutes after which time you'll be prompted to download the book.

How much can I print or copy from each ebook?
Printing is restricted to 20% of each ebook, and copying 5%. Similar restrictions apply when you read ebooks offline.

The EBL system manages these allowances automatically. Remaining print/copy balances can be viewed for each ebook on the Details tab in the Online Reader. The EBL Print Screen will also tally your remaining print balance while you print.

Notes and Bookmarks
Notes can be created on any page in the Online Reader - just visit the 'Notes' tab. Once created, Notes can be accessed via the Bookmarks button on your EBL Bookshelf, or via the Bookmarks tab on the corresponding book's details page. You can also export bookmarks straight into your preferred citation tool.

How do I find ebooks on EBL?
EBL offers four distinct search functions to assist you in finding relevant ebooks quickly and easily:

* Quick Search: works much like any web search by cross-searching data across the EBL catalog to retrieve and rank the most relevant results.
* Full Text Search: searches the entire contents of all ebooks to retrieve and rank the most relevant results.
* Advanced Search: allows for more complex searching by limiting to, or excluding, multiple search criteria.
* EBL Category Browse: displays a complete list of ebooks available within a particular subject category.


Ebrary


I can't download books on Ebrary
If you are a first time user you must first create an account. Click on 'Sign in' and then 'Create an account'. You will need to sign in every time you use Ebrary.

How long can I have a book on loan?
For each document, you get enough view credits to view each page a certain number of times (typically 4 times per page) and print credits (typically enough to print each page once). The number of page views and page prints you have remaining for the current document is displayed as Views remaining and Print credits.

Can I save the document?
Yes. Select InfoTools>Add to Bookshelf
Any notes or highlighted text on a page is automatically saved to your Bookshelf.

Can more than one person access a document at a time?
Mostly, yes, but there are some items that only allow one user at a time. If you try to view one of these documents and it is in use, a pop-up message prompts you to put yourself on a waiting list for the document.

I cannot see the document I clicked on - I just see white space
ebrary displays the document as it was originally printed, so blank pages might appear throughout the document. Documents often begin and end with blank pages. Click ahead or back in the document to ensure you are not just on a blank page in the document.

I forgot my password!
Click the Sign in link in the upper-right, then enter your ebrary user name in the username field and click Send me my password. ebrary emails your password to the most recent email address on file for you.

How do I change my password?
After signing in, click on the My Settings link. Follow the instructions. The change takes effect immediately.

Why isn't my document printing?
Make sure you are using the Print command from the InfoTools menu or the Print button from the reader's toolbar. Using your browser´s Print command or button does not work.

Why can't I save a copy of the entire document I'm looking at?
An ebrary reader delivers documents to your desktop page by page. Page-by-page delivery eliminates time-consuming downloads and provides copyright protection for our publishing partners.

Why can't I copy images?
The copy function only supports text.

Why are images missing in the document?
Sometimes content providers do not include images when they submit a document because they cannot obtain permission from an image's owner to use the image in an electronic version. In those cases, a caption “Please refer to print copy” displays in place of the image.

Can I use EndNote?
Yes. You may need to enable EndNote first. Click My Settings > Managing Bibliographic Information > Show EndNote buttons
In your document either click the EndNote button or choose InfoTools > EndNote
You can also download the bibliographic references for all documents in your folder by clicking the EndNote button in your folder.
Last Updated:02nd April 2013
Updated By: Michelle Down