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Troubleshooting Access to E-Resources: Ebook Central

About eBook Central

Shenandoah University has selected ProQuest Ebook Central as a key ebook provider.

Supported Devices

Ebook Central ebooks can be read instantly within any Internet browser. 

Ebook Central offers several options for download and reading on devices:

  • Download standard PDFs for one chapter at a time using any browser or PDF program. Will work with most computers and devices, including the Kindle.
  • Download DRM-enriched PDFs for the entire book or individual chapters. This will work on most computers and devices, but not the Kindle. To download an ebook, Adobe Digital Editions is required for a full title download on laptops, iOS and Android devices. 

Using an eBook in your Browser or as a PDF

You may search or browse by subject/topic to locate a title in Ebook Central

To read an eBook online, select a title from the search screen.  Click the "Read Online" button underneath the cover image.



You can usually either download specific sections of a book as a PDF or you can download the whole book for up to 7 days.  We recommend downloading chapters at a time.









To do this, within the Online reader, select the "Chapter Download" button.  The number of pages that can be downloaded is dictated by the publisher.

It is not recommended to download the entire book for a checkout period, but if you wish to do so, click the "Full Download" button.  You must have Adobe Digital Editions, or a compatible reader, on your device to access content.