Ebook Central (formerly ebrary) offers a diverse collection of over 150,000 e-books from academic and commercial publishers. These include: scholarly titles from university presses (useful for research projects); instructional and how-to texts (advanced textbooks, For Dummies titles, grammar guides, cookbooks, etc.); popular politics, self-help, and other general nonfiction; literary classics; and much more. See sample nonfiction (see selected titles) and fiction (see selected titles) titles at the bottom of this page, or go to the Ebook Central homepage to browse or search:
E-books can be accessed in your browser or downloaded to your personal device for on-the-go reading. A free Ebook Central account lets you create your own bookshelves, bookmark pages, and save your notes. See the FAQ and handout below for more information.
Yes, unless you're on campus. For off-campus NC LIVE access, use either your JSCC e-mail or your library card number to log in.
Yes, most titles can be downloaded in EPUB format. Select "Full Download." You'll be prompted to install the appropriate app to read EPUBs: Adobe Digital Editions for desktop or laptop computers, Bluefire Reader for most mobile devices.
If you want to download books to read offline, you'll need to set up a free account with ebrary. However, all books are available to read online (in your web browser) without an account.
Titles will be checked out for 7 or 14 days, depending on the publisher. You do not need to do anything to return a book – your access will expire automatically. If you still need the book, return to the ebrary site to check it out again or read it online.
Yes, ebrary's reader is available in most modern browsers. See "Getting started with ebrary and the new reader" on the ebrary help site for tips about reading books online, searching for keywords, making notes, etc.
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