11/17/2016 – Resolved: all ebrary sites were down approximately 11am – 12:30pm pacific time

11/14/2016 Resolved: extreme slowness on ebrary noon to 3pm pacific time

The ebrary platform experienced extreme slowness starting about noon pacific time, and was resolved just before 3pm.

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)

Supported operating systems and browser versions

ebrary’s reader requires recent versions of operating systems and browsers as follows:

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows:  7, 8, 8.1
  • Windows 10 is currently certified for the ebrary Reader only (August 2016).  Other features such as search, bookshelf and admin tools have not yet been certified for Windows 10.
  • OS X:  10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks)

Note that Windows RT is not supported.

Supported browsers: The browser versions we support parallel the frequency with which the browsers auto-update.

  • Chrome:  latest version
  • FireFox:  latest two versions
  • Safari:  latest two versions
    • For Safari, “Private Browsing” does not work when using proxied links
  • Internet Explorer:  versions 9, 10 and 11 only. Note that  the “Allow font downloads” policy setting in Internet Explorer needs to be enabled for correctly displaying some navigation  icons.
    • 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.

Note that browser add-ons/extensions that alter or add a suffix to ebrary URLs do not work with ebrary.

  • Example:  “Dragon NaturallySpeaking” browser extension

Bluefire is the mobile application of choice for reading ebrary ebooks on mobile devices

In the years since the ebrary mobile app was introduced, we have seen that patrons increasingly prefer to use one app that works across many products, and for the app to be optimized for their device.

Therefore, the ebrary mobile app has been retired, and is no longer available from the App Store or the Google Play store.

ProQuest recommends the independent, highly-rated “Bluefire Reader” app for offline reading of downloaded ebrary ebooks on mobile devices.

Bluefire is available for free from the App Store and the Google Play store.  It can be used to read Adobe DRM-protected ebooks from a variety of sources – including EBL.

Bluefire offers a full set of active reading features including bookmarking, highlighting, note taking, dictionary lookup, contextual search, sharing, and more.

For detailed information about downloading ebrary books on mobile devices, and then using Bluefire to read them, please see this how-to.

Important note!  Notes made in downloaded files are not retained after the download expires or is returned.

  • Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire treat each download of the same book as a brand-new download, completely separate from any previous downloads of that book.