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
  • Page-range or chapter download

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

  • Full download
  • Add a note 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., 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.