ebrary MARC auto-update for August 2014

ebrary MARC record pages were auto-updated on 2014-08-21.

If your ebrary MARC records page did not auto-update on this date, it is most likely because you had manually updated earlier in the month.

You can manually update your ebrary MARC records page at any time by clicking the “Update MARC Data” button.  If there have been any changes since the previous dated/time-stamped line, a new dated/time-stamped line will be created.

Note, we post information about significant additions to and deletions from ebrary subscription collections in the category:  “Content News”.  RSS feeds are available for Platform News, MARC News, and Content News.



Getting started with the ebrary new reader

Getting Started:

Without signing in, a patron can do the following:

  • Browse for books
    • To list all books: leave search box empty, click “Search”
    • To search for text: type word(s) in search box, click “Search”
    • To search in specific fields: click “Advanced”, click triangle to select field, enter terms to search for in the field, click “Search”
  • Open a book: click on its title or cover (goes to its Detail Page)  >more info
  • Read the book online: once you’ve opened it, click “Read Online” button
  • Jump to sections of the book using the live Table of Contents links
  • Search within the book: use  >more info
  • Copy text: select text, then click  “Copy”
  • Print : click  >more info
  • Download a chapter (aka print-to-PDF): click  >more info
  • Create a page-specific link to a book: click  “Share Link”  >more info
  • Get a citation for a book: click “Get Citation”  >more info

When you sign in (click “Sign In” at top right if you are not automatically signed in through Single SignOn), you can in addition do the following:

  • Save links to ebrary books to your bookshelf: click 
  • Add notes or highlight text: click or >more info
  • Full Download a book:  click 
    • For off-line reading on your computer >more info
    • For off-line reading on your mobile device >more info

To navigate ebrary, use the tabs across the top of the ebrary window:

  • Home” tab:  the landing page for your library’s ebrary site
  • Search” tab:  additional search tools, and a history of your recent searches
  • Bookshelf” tab:  links to ebrary books you’ve saved, and your annotations

Additional materials:

On-line training sessions – watch a recorded one, or sign up for one





ebrary search is now accent insensitive

This greatly improves the ease and comprehensiveness of searching in ebrary.

It means you no longer have to enter accent marks or other diacritics to find, for example, titles or authors with accented words or names.


  • Searching for Author = Cecile de Cat
    • Returns books whose metadata list the author as either:
      • Cecile de Cat
      • Cécile de Cat
  • Searching for Title = Español
    • Returns titles whose metadata list the title as, for example:
      • Camino al Espanol : A Comprehensive Course in Spanish
      • Dictionary of Mathematics (English – Spanish || Spanish-English) : Diccionario de Matemáticas (Español – Inglés || Inglés – Español)

New Reader: Books open to their ebrary Detail Page

When you open a book from an ebrary serach results page or any discovery layer you might have, you’re taken to its ebrary Detail Page (unless you’re opening it from your bookshelf).

To begin reading the book, click the “Read Online” button, or on the desired chapter link in the live Table of Contents

Once you are reading the book, you can return to the Detail Page by clicking the blue “More…” link in the panel to the left.

In addition to bibliographic information, you’ll see:

  • # of selections you can copy
  • # of pages you can print
  • Whether it can be downloaded as a temporary ebook, and for how long


Patrons will be presented with the following information:


Librarians Administrators, your view includes holdings and purchase information:





New Reader: Supported operating systems and browser versions

ebrary’s new reader requires fairly recent versions of popular operating systems and browsers.

Operating systems:

  • Windows:  7, 8, 8.1
  • OS X:  10.8 (Mountain Lion)


  • Chrome:  latest version
  • FireFox:  latest two versions
  • Safari:  latest two versions
  • Internet Explorer:  versions 9, 10 and 11 only
    • Make sure compatibility mode is turned off for IE9.

IE8 is not supported with the new reader as its underlying architecture is limiting when it comes to applying modern UX web designs and coding techniques.

Note, the versions we support parallel the frequency with which the browsers auto-update.