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 ebrary and the new reader

Getting Started:

ebrary is browser-based, make sure yours is up to date >more info

If you are ON CAMPUS, you can do the following without signing in:

  • 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 Detail Page)  >more info
  • Read the book online:  Once open, 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 the text, then click  “Copy”
  • Print:  Click “Print to PDF”  >more info
  • Print to PDF / download pages:  Click “Print to PDF”  >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


Once you sign in (by clicking “Sign In” at top right), additional options are available:

  • Save link to a book to your bookshelf:  Click  “Add to Bookshelf”
  • Create and save a link to a particular chapter:
    • Add the page number of the chapter manually at the end of the URL in the format:&ppg=nn >more info
  • Add notes or highlight:  Click “Add Note”, “Highlight” >more info
  • Full Download a book:  Click “Download Book”
    • For off-line reading on your computer>more info
    • For off-line reading on your mobile device>more info

If you are OFF CAMPUS, you’ll need to figure out what type of remote access your library has provided for access to the ebrary site.

  • If you enter the regular URL of the ebrary site, which will start with http://site.ebrary.com/lib/…
    • If it prompts you for a login, you’re set.  Just enter your school login and you’ll be given access to the ebrary site, and you’ll be signed in to your personal ebrary account.
    • If it says “Unauthorized access“:
      • Go to your library’s website and look for a link to ebrary, try under “Databases”.  Clicking that link will likely prompt you to login with your school credentials to access the ebrary site. (Once on the ebrary site, you’ll still need to sign in to your personal ebrary account by clicking “Sign In” at the top right.

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





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 an ebrary book, you’re first taken to its ebrary Detail Page.

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 full 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 and print  >more info
  • Whether the book can be full-document downloaded


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 recent versions of operating systems and browsers.

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows:  7, 8, 8.1
  • OS X:  10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks)

Supported browsers:

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

IE 8 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.

Windows RT is not supported.

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