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eBook Collections: ProQuest Ebook Central (Formerly EBL)


Ebook Central

Ebook Central from ProQuest is a platform that offers access to thousands of the UCI Libraries' eBook collections. .

EBL Troubleshooting

This guide provides helpful information on searching, downloading, printing Ebook Central material. Note: if you want to download to a desktop or laptop, you will need Adobe Digital Editions. On iOS and Android devices, you need Bluefire Reader

EBL Specifications

Ebook Central Login Page
Login      Campus affiliates use UCInetID/Password. Guests on campus can access via guest login.
Read Online See Guide.
Download / Read Offline 

See Guide. Need Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)- click here to download this software. For Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, you need the Bluefire Reader. When downloading you have a 14-day loan period for purchased titles and a 1-day loan for all other titles.

Note: we have run into issues with Adobe Digital Editions on library computers. Follow these steps: 1) Click "Help", 2) "Erase Authorization", 3)"Help", 4) "Authorize Computer", 5) Check "I want to authorize my computer without an ID."

e-Readers See list of compatible e-Readers.
Format PDF
Allows multiple concurrent users Yes though each book has different restrictions. Some are unlimited simultaneous use, others limited to 3 or 1 user at a time.
Printing See Guide.
Copy and Paste See Guide.
Reader Requirements Enable cookies and Javascript on your browser
Notes Feature See Guide
Highlighting    See Guide
Accessibility See Guide
Full text searching    See Guide
Browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, and Safari
Create your own bookshelf See Guide. This allows you to see your browse history, books checked out, and create personal collections.