ebrary has one site that requires a deposit to view content: our “Discover” site, also known as “shop”. Most likely, you accidentally got bumped to this site.
This site is intended for people who want to use ebrary, but who aren’t associated with a school or company that provides ebrary. Our “shop” site offers only a subset of the titles in our typical collections.
If you had meant to instead be on your school or company ebrary site, please double-check the URL and re-enter it.
If you are not associated with an institution that hosts an ebrary site, you can use our ebrary site for individuals:
The “shop” site requires a $5 deposit, after which you can view as many titles as you’d like at no charge. But please note, our “shop” site does not carry all ebrary titles, so we recommend that you search the shop site for titles you might be interested in before making a deposit.
Once you make a minimum $5 deposit, you can read an unlimited number of books on the “shop” site at no charge. Charges are made against your depost only for copying sections or printing pages. You must maintain a minimum balance of $1.50 to view books.
Not all documents on the shop site allow copying and printing. Most do, and the typical cost is 25 cents for each copy, and 25 cents for each page printed. Once you initiate a copy or print, you will be alerted if it is not allowed, or you will be alerted as to the cost and given a chance to continue or not.
The “shop” site is only for:
- Online reading of books
- Copying (and pasting) a section from a page of text
- Printing a page (or multiple pages)
- Making (and saving) annotations
“Shop” site users cannot:
- Purchase ebrary books
- Download ebrary books
- Access the “shop” site via ebrary’s mobile app
ebrary’s “shop” site only offers a subset of all ebrary books.
If you’re on the “shop” site and you try accessing a particular book by using a modified URL, and if that book is offered by ebrary but not offered on the “shop” site, you will be shown a PREVIEW-ONLY copy of the book. This can be confusing because it may at first appear the title is available on the “shop” site, but if you view a couple of pages, you’ll be given an alert that you’re viewing a preview-only copy.
To make sure you’re accessing books that are available on the “shop” site, search for the book on the “shop” site. If it comes up in the search results, its on the site.