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Murray Library e-books

  EBSCO ebooks E-Book Central (formerly ebrary)
Number of books Over 16,000 Over 80,000
User Restrictions

Most books allow only one user at a time.

If an eBook is left “open” in a browser window but is no longer being used, then the ebook becomes available to other users after the last user’s EBSCOhost session expires (30 minutes, by default) and the system confirms that they haven’t used the title in 5 minutes (for a total of up to 35 minutes).

1. Most books allow unlimited concurrent users.

2. Ten simultaneous downloads allowed.


Accounts needed

1. My EBSCO account (free)

2. Adobe Digital Editions (free)

1. E-book Central account (free)

2. Adobe Digital Editions, v 1.7.1 or higher (free)

Download options

1. Adobe Digital Editions

2. Mobile device (iPad instructions)

Download Instructions

1. Adobe Digital Editions

2. Mobile device

Download Instructions

Checkout period 7 days (14 days for Religion Collection books) 14 days
Return book early no, book is unavailable until checkout period is over. yes
Mobile app available yes (free) yes (free)
Searchable yes yes
Mobile compatible yes yes - iPad, iPhone, Kindle (chapters, not whole books)
Boolean/Phrase Searching yes, both yes, both
Refworks compatible yes yes