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eBooks Help: ebrary

A guide to help you find and use Seattle Central College's eBooks

How do I access ebrary?


Our ebrary Collection offers over 20,000 titles from a growing e-book collection spanning multiple subject areas for community & career colleges.

  1. Go to the Seattle Central College Library webpage. In the green lefthand column, click on eBooks.
  2. Under Browse eBook Collections, click on ebrary.
  3. If you are off-campus, you will be asked for your last name and your complete 9-digit ID number.

Create an account with ebrary

When you sign up for a free personal ebrary account, you can access a Bookshelf.  A Bookshelf allows you to save titles, make notes, and highlights.

In order to create a personal ebrary account, follow the following steps:

1. Click on "Sign-in" tab

2. Click "Create an account" link.

3. Provide username and password.

4. Provide basic identifying data.

5. Click "Create New Account" tab.

Note: You still need to access ebrary through the Seattle Central College Library first, then sign into your personal account.

How do I save pages for printing?

In order to print, you need to first save the pages or chapter you want as a PDF file.

Click “Print to PDF” to save a page-range.

Click   “Chapter Download” to save a chapter.

How do I read an eBook?

Once you find the book you would like to see, click on the title of the book.

This will bring you to the full record of the book (see below). Note what type of access is available:

  • Available for online reading
  • Available for full download

Note on software required for downloading: If your book is available to download, you will need to download the free ebook software Adobe Digital Editions for Windows or Mac. This also requires you to create an Adobe ID. (This free software is different from Adobe Reader.)

Mobile devices running Android and iOS require the Bluefire Reader app in addition to special apps to substitute for Adobe Digital Editions.  Adobe maintains a list of substitute apps here:

How do I search within the text of an eBook?

Useful tools for reading the eBook

When reading the ebook, hover over the icons to see the many useful tools available.

For example:

Get Citation         Highlight           Take Notes