Most are unlimited, but some have 1 user or 3 user limits.
Instructors, you can link to Pfau Library ebooks in your Blackboard course pages!
Special handling is required to ensure off-campus access. Please check our instructions on Linking to Library Resources: Ebooks.
Add a book to your shelf:
If you viewing the text of the book, then you must click the Book (details) icon from the left menu bar. The Add to Bookshelf icon appears under the basic information about the book.
View your shelf:
Organize your shelf:
You can download a limited portion of an Ebook Central book as a PDF file that is yours to keep and will not expire.
There is typically a page limit on printing; the number of pages allowed varies and is determined by the publisher, not the library. The limits always display on the main page for the book:
Scroll down on the main page for the ebook so that you can see the table of contents. An PDF download option appears next to each chapter. If a section is too large to download, you may need to unfold its sub-sections to get a PDF option:
If you choose the Read Online option, the steps are slightly different:
Use the links in the table of contents panel to display the first page of the chapter you want.
Then choose Chapter Download icon from the toolbar:
If you would rather specify a page range to download, choose the Print to PDF icon instead.
Possible for some Ebook Central titles, but NOT RECOMMENDED! Trust us, it does not work the way you think it will. First, you must install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. For details, check the Working with EPUB tab in this guide.
You can choose between yellow, pink, or blue highlight colors.
To attach a sticky note along with the highlighted text:
To find text you have highlighted or noted in your book:
Any title with highlighting or notes automatically goes onto your Bookshelf. You can also jump to a highlight from your Bookshelf.
If you are viewing a page with a sticky note on it, click the X in the upper left of the note to delete it.
If you are viewing the text of the book:
You can do the same while viewing your Bookshelf list of titles.