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E-Books: Ebrary


What is ebrary?
Ebrary is a e-book platform which allows you to search, browse, and preview all the e-books and other authoritative materials offered from leading publishers in Nursing & Allied Health Sciences. 
Ebrary contains innovative reference tools and a rich collection that includes books, journals, magazines, maps, and other publications. You can browse, view, search, copy, and print documents from your computer at any time.  You can find EBL e-books in our catalog, or via the resource entry on the list of ebook databases


What is the loan period?
There is no loan period.  You can access ebrary books from any online device for as long as you like. 


Is there a way to keep track of the books I have used?
Yes. You can create an account in ebrary in the upper right hand corner. Once you are logged into ebrary, you can click on the Add to My Bookshelf button located next to every book title.  Then click on My Bookshelf to see the books that you have accessed.

Is there a way to organize the titles I have used (or might want to use)?
Yes. In the My Bookshelf area you can create folders and then organize your save documents (e-books and any notes you have created).


Can I print or copy books?
Printing and copying is governed by copyright and is usually limited to 10% of a book. You will see a message letting you know how many pages you can print or copy for each title.


What if I want to read an ebrary book offline?
You will need to download the EBL book to your device of choice (such as a desktop, laptop, or iPad).  When you click on the Download button, you’ll see a note saying that Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is required to read all EBL e-books. A download link is provided if your device does not already have ADE.


Can I read ebrary e-books on portable devices?
Not at the present time.  You will need an internet connection to view ebrary content.


Is there a list of participating publishers?
Yes. Once in ebrary, you will see a listing of the publishers contributing to our current e-book package subscriptions.


What publication years are covered?
Loyola Libraries currently has access to ebrary e-book from 1973 to the present.  If you are looking for an e-book and you do not see it available, please contact Loyola Libraries with your request at http://libraries.luc.edu/purchase.

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