Ebrary - eBooks - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


Reading ebrary ebooks

The Ebrary default view (which they call QuickView) works within your web browser. Simply click on the title or cover image to access the document.

Once within a title, you can browse inside, search for specific words or text, bookmark highlight and annotate particular sections or text, create links from selected text to relevant websites, print and copy sections.

You can also download a book to your computer or device. The download is a loan - so after a period (usually 14 days) you will need to download the book again if you wish to keep using it. If you download a book, there are complications - you need software called Adobe Digital Editions but the download process will prompt you. While it is easier to read through your browser, downloading the book can let you continue to use it while not connected to the Internet.

Downloads onto a mobile device (Android or iOS) are supported using the Bluefire reader. In general, the ebrary system does not allow you to download onto an ebook reader.

Keeping track of what you've read

Use the bookshelf tab to see books you've already accessed and any bookmarks, highlights, annotations, etc, that you've created.

Finding other ebooks in ebrary

Ebrary books are found in the library catalogue and are identified by an ebook icon. Click the Web Access link from the catalogue record to access the ebook.

To browse the whole ebrary collection by subject, go directly to the ebrary database.

  • Click All Subjects next to the search box.
  • Select a subject area to view all available titles, e.g. Education:

Getting help

More detailed help is available from ebrary.

For technical assistance, contact Library eServices