To create a personal ebrary account

1. Go to your ebrary site

  • Don’t know the URL for your ebrary site? Check your library’s website.

2. Click the “Sign In” link at the top right

  • If a window appears stating “You will be redirected to your institution’s Sign In page”, then your site uses a custom login – contact your librarian!

3. Click the “Create Account” button to lower left.

4. Follow the prompts to set up your account

  • Your email address will be your username
  • Special character restrictions:
    • Email / username
      • Alpha-numeric:  A-Z,  a-z,  0-9
        • Capitalization: it won’t affect your ability to sign in, but if you try to later reset your username or password, you’ll need to use exactly the same capitalization.
      • Also okay:  ’   .   -   @   _
      • Not: spaces, other special characters, or diacritics such as é
    • Password
      • Minimum 8 characters
      • Alpha-numeric okay:  A-Z,  a-z,  0-9
        • As always with passwords, capitalization matters!
      • Also okay:  ~  @  #  ^  $  &  *  (  )  -  _  +  =  {  }  |  ,  .  ?  [  ]
      • Not: spaces, other special characters, or diacritics such as é

5. Near the bottom, you will need to click to agree to Terms of Service

6. Click the “Create Account” button.

 

To reset your password (if you’ve forgotten your password, you’ll need to reset it)

1. Go to your ebrary site

  • Don’t know the URL for your ebrary site? Check your library’s website.

2. Click the “Sign In” link at the top right

  • If a window appears stating “You will be redirected to your institution’s Sign In page”, then your site uses a custom login – contact your librarian!

3. Otherwise, click the “Forgot username or password?” link in the lower center.

4. Follow the prompts:

  • Enter the email address associated with your account:
  • Click to select the “Reset my password” bullet
  • Click “Send Email” button

5. Check your email, copy the password reset code you have been sent

6. Go back to the ebrary window, paste the password reset code, click “Continue

7. Enter your new password, and enter it again to confirm, then click the “Set Password” button

  • Special character restrictions for your password
    • Minimum 8 characters
    • Alpha-numeric okay:  A-Z,  a-z,  0-9
    • Also okay:  ~  @  #  ^  $  &  *  (  )  -  _  +  =  {  }  |  ,  .  ?  [  ]
    • Don’t use:  spaces or other special characters

5. Your password will now have been reset, click “Continue

6. You will be all signed in and set to go.

7. To double-check that your username is what you think it is, check it under the “My Settings” link at the top right.

 

What is a “personal ebrary account” and a “Bookshelf”?

Many features do not require you to sign in to your personal ebrary account:

  • Search for books
  • Read books
  • Search for text within a book
  • Copy a selection from a book
  • Print pages from a book

Certain features, do require you to sign in to your personal ebrary account:

  • Download
  • Make notes in a book (or see your previously made notes)
  • Highlight selections in a book (or see your previous highlights)
  • Bookshelf features:
    • Save links to ebrary books to your Bookshelf
    • Create folders in your Bookshelf to organize your links to books
    • Share or email folders in your bookshelf containing links to books

Once you have a personal ebrary account, you have a personal ebrary Bookshelf.

Note, preferences info (e.g., citation choice and language preference) are stored as “cookies” on the computer itself – so they follow the computer, not your personal ebrary account.  But your Bookshelf and things specific to your username (e.g., password, name, and email address) follow your personal ebrary account login.

 

 

To sign in to your personal ebrary account

While on your institution’s ebrary site:

1. Click the “Sign Inlink at the top right

2. If you already have a personal ebrary account, and you know your login:

  • Enter your username and password
  • Click the “Sign Inbutton

OR If you already have a personal ebrary account, but have forgotten your password:

OR If you don’t already have a personal ebrary account, you can create one:

 

Note, most personal preference info (such as citation choice and language) is stored as a “cookie” on the computer itself.  Only the bookshelf and things specific to the username (such as password, name, and email address) follow the login vs the computer.

 

If you received a “password reset” email from ebrary, but hadn’t requested it…

Another user has typed in the wrong email address (yours) and requested to reset the password associated with that email address.  Since our system will only allow the password to be reset if the confirmation code is retrieved from the email address associated with the account, other users cannot reset your password this way – so no reason to be concerned.  We apologize any inconvenience or confusion.