ebrary Academic Complete
ebrary Academic Complete is a dynamic collection of over 120,000 e-books across a wide variety of academic disciplines. The collection mainly includes e-books that were first published in recent decades, but also provides access to selected classic works. Most e-books are in English, though some are in other European languages. Stable links directly to e-books and e-book chapters may be inserted into UBlearns for curricular use.
Desktop and laptop access: ebrary Academic Complete e-books can be read online using any standard web browser on a desktop or laptop computer. An overview of the ebrary online reader is available here.
A limited number of pages from most e-books can be printed or downloaded to PDF. These PDF files do not expire – once you save them locally, they will remain available to you. The page limits vary by title, 60 pages or lower is typical. The page limits are clearly shown on the details page of every e-book.
Entire e-books cannot be printed, but the entirety of some e-books can be downloaded for a limited period of time, after which they expire. The time limits vary by title, 14 days is typical. The time limits are clearly shown on the details page of every e-book. Downloading an entire e-book to your laptop or desktop requires:
- A free personal ebrary account.
- A free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) and Adobe ID. This free software is different from Adobe Reader.
Most from the mid-1990s forward.
Most of the books in ebrary are not duplicated in print in the UB Libraries; to check for those that are, use the UB Libraries Catalog.