To open a book for online reading, we recommend clicking on its title or cover.
However, if your ebrary site happens to also offer ebrary’s older stand-alone reader, the “Java-based Reader” (aka the Unity Reader), and you wish to use it, click the “Java-based Reader” button instead; it is located below the book in search results.
The Java-based Reader is being phased out and may not work smoothly on newer systems, here are some tips if you experience problems:
- Make sure you have the most recent version of Java, at least version 7
- Cookies need to be enabled
Error Code 102 usually means the Unity Reader was unable to connect to ebrary servers, here are some suggestions:
- reader.ebrary.com must not be blocked on ports 80 and 443
- This has been a common problem with sites that are using proxies
- Make a firewall exception for the Unity Reader
- Make sure you have write access to your home directory
- The Unity Reader does not require admin rights for installation but it creates personalized files for users in their home directory
- Occasionally, roaming profiles have resulted in issues with this
Error Code 30 issues or expired/invalid session errors:
- If you are using a proxy such as a Bluecoat or Squid Proxy, ensure the proxy server does not cache-control any content from ebrary.
If you are still having trouble, visit the following diagnostic sites and send the results to us.