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EBL FAQ


What is Ebook Library (EBL)?


Ebook Library (E
BL) is a web
-
based ebook

platform which is capable of delivering Ebook
Corporation's rapidly expanding catalogue of ebooks

to academic and research libraries. EBL offers
innovative functionality such as:


* Multiple concurrent access (multiple people reading at the same time)

*Textbooks for

three
concurrent users


* Online and offline access

* Read aloud for all titles

*
Browsing before borrowing


What are EBL's system requirements?


The EBL patron interface and online reader is designed to work across all operating systems
(including Linux) and popular web browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera). Where
possible,

we encourage EBL patrons to have the most recent OS updates and browser versions
installed.


Additional Adobe software is required to download, print, and copy:


*
Adobe
Digital Editions (ADE)

is required to download EBL ebooks for reading offline.

* To print or copy from the the EBL Online Reader, you are required to install
Adobe Reader
.


How do I find ebooks on EB
L?


EBL offers four distinct search functions to assist you in finding relevant ebooks quickly and easily:


* Quick Search: works much like any web search by cross
-
searching data across the EBL catalog to
retrieve and rank the most relevant results.

* Full

Text Search: searches the entire contents of all ebooks to retrieve and rank the most relevant
results.

* Advanced Search: allows for more complex searching by limiting to, or excluding, multiple
search criteria.

* EBL Category Browse: displays a complete

list of ebooks available within a particular subject
category.


All search functions can be found on your EBL Bookshelf and on each search result screen.


What is Reading Online?


Accessing EBL ebooks

online via the EBL Online Reader is referred to as "Reading Online". You
can access the reader via the blue "Read Online" button on the full record page, or via the "Read
this book" link beside each ebook listed in your search results.


The EBL Online Rea
der is web browser based, and is compatible with all popular web browsers
(IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera). No additional software is required to read online
-

all you
need is an active internet connection.


The EBL Online Reader offers:


* Image V
iew

* PDF View (requires Adobe Reader)

* Print / Copy Functionality

* Full Text Search

* Read Aloud

* Notes

* Page/Chapter skip

* Page Sizing Options

* Dictionary


Note: If you are working on a computer that is shared by others (for example, a PC in your l
ibrary
or elsewhere on campus), you should always choose to read ebooks online via the EBL Online
Reader.


What does "browse" mean?


Just as in a conventional library, you can "browse" the full text of any ebook

on EBL before
deciding if you'd like to loan it. You can browse for 5
-
10 minutes via the EBL Online Reader, after
which time you'll be prompted to create a loan, or request a loan from your library.


What is a loan?


As with other library material, a loan

is also required before access to an EBL ebook can be made
available for an extended period of time. Creating a loan will activate full text access for the length
of the loan, and enable print and copy functionality.


The length of each loan is usually de
termined by your library, but in most cases (unless otherwise
specified), the loan length is 24 hours.


Note: To continue accessing the ebook once a loan has expired, simply create or request another
loan as you did your initial loan.


How much can I print

or copy from each ebook?


The DRM restrictions on each ebook restrict the amount of content that you can print and copy
when you read an ebook online. Printing is restricted to 20% of each ebook, and copying 5%.
Similar restrictions apply when you read eb
ooks offline.


The EBL system manages these allowances on the fly. Remaining print/copy balances can be
viewed for each ebook on the Details tab in the Online Reader. The EBL Print Screen will also tally
your remaining print balance while you print.


Why c
an't I print?


EBL printing problems are usually related to Adobe Reader preferences and/or browser settings.


If you're experiencing problem printing, please ensure:

* You have
Adobe Reader

installed.

* Your Adobe Reader JavaScript Preferences (Edit
--
> Preferences) have Acrobat Javascript
enabled.

* Your Adobe Reader Internet Preferences (Edit
--
> Preferences) are set to "Open PDF in Browser".

* Your web browser has JavaScript enabled.


If

you've tried the above suggestions and you are still unable to print, please contact
support@eblib.com for further assistance. In your email, detail the printing problem clearly, and
include OS, browser and Adobe Reader version information.


Note: The EBL

system is setup to not stop users from reprinting pages they have already tried to
print. So, even though pages may have been subtracted from your print quota, as long as you select
any of the same pages to reprint, you should be able to print them again
-

even if the print quota has
been reached.


Can I download EBL ebooks?


Not all libraries enable EBL download functionality, but for those that do, EBL ebooks can be
downloaded for reading offline. You'll find download buttons on either the full record pa
ge, or on
the "Download" tab in the EBL Online Reader.


Ebooks downloaded to personal computers are read via
Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)
. Please
ensure you have this free soft
ware installed before downloading.


Please also check the ADE
system requirements
.


Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read EBL content via
the free
Bluefire Reader

app.


Note: If you are working on a computer that is shared by others (for example, a PC in your library
or elsewhere on campus), you should a
lways choose to read ebooks online.


What is Adobe Digital Editions and why do I need it?


Adobe developed Digital Editions (ADE) as a separate application from Adobe Acrobat and Adobe
Reader, and was designed specifically for reading ebooks
. In order to download and read EBL
ebooks offline, you must first have ADE installed. You can download this software from the
ADE
website
.


For detailed instructions on how to use
Digital Editions (including activation and authorization
information), please refer to the
ADE Help Pages
.


Please also check the ADE
system requirements
.


The
Adobe Support Forums

are an excellent source for helpful solutions to ADE issues.





What's on my
EBL Bookshelf?


Your EBL Bookshelf is a personalized homepage where you can access all your current loans,
recently accessed titles, and ebook

collections in one central place. You'll find a number search
options on the Bookshelf, an EBL Category browse option, and a Bookmarks interface where you
can view and export notes you've saved while reading.


You can access the EBL Bookshelf anytime via
the "Bookshelf" tab in the patron interface, or via
the "EBL" link in the online reader.


Notes and Bookmarks


Notes can be created on any page in the Online Reader, just visit the 'Notes' tab. Once created,
Notes can be accessed via the Bookmarks button o
n your EBL Bookshelf, or via the Bookmarks tab
on the corresponding book's details page. You can also export bookmarks straight into your
preferred citation tool.


Can I read EBL ebooks on portable devices?

Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices c
an download and read EBL content via the free
Bluefire Reader

app.


Downloaded EBL ebooks can also be transferred to any portable ebook

reader that supports Adobe
Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on the
ADE website
.


In addition to these options, all portable devices with b
rowser support can acc
ess EBL and Read
Online via the web.