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Using eBooks at Indiana University

About Ebook Central

Ebook Central is a large digital library which includes access to the Academic Complete collection, with over 134,000 scholarly ebooks from leading publishers. Many of the eBooks you find in IUCAT will be available through Ebook Central. Some important features of Ebook Central are below:

  • The number of simultaneous users allowed varies by title. Below the title, look for availability. Many titles will say either "Your institution has unlimited access to this book" or "Your institution has access to one copy of this book." 
  • To use all of the features Ebook Central offers, be sure to sign in. 
  • The table of contents for each book provides navigation and searching within a book is available.
  • The copy and print limits on most Ebook Central books are based on the following percentage of the number of pages in the book:
    • Online allowances: you can copy 20% of the book and print 40% of the book.
    • Offline allowances: you can copy 20% of the book and print 40% of the book.
    • A few publishers have set more restrictive limits for copying and printing. Such restrictions will be noted on each title accordingly.
  • To download the entire book for 21 days, you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed.
  • Not all titles are available to download; books will say "not available for full download" if this is the case.
  • You can return a book early by clicking on "release this title".
  • Export to EndNote is available.

The ProQuest Ebook Central LibGuide provides extensive information about using the collection.
If you have problems downloading or opening a book in Adobe Digital Editions, ProQuest offers this troubleshooting page.