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E-books at UCLA

Read Ebrary Books Online

This will allow you to read e-books online through the Ebrary online reader. With these directions, you will create an Ebrary account, search for e-books through Ebrary, and be able to read e-books online.

  1. Click on the link above to go to Ebrary.
  2. Screenshot of Ebrary page with "sign in" highlighted in red.Create an Ebrary account by clicking on “Sign in” in the top right corner of the homepage.
  3. Screenshot of "Create account" page.Continue to "Create account".
  4. Screenshot of homepage with "Sign in" box highlighted in red.Go back to the homepage and click “Sign in” again and enter in the email and password you signed up with.
  5. Screenshot of search page with the "Simple Search" box highlighted in red.a. On the homepage, enter a search in the simple search box, or...
  1. Screenshot of Select a Subject page with "All Subjects" highlighted in red. b. Browse by subject by clicking on “All subjects” and choosing the subject you are interested in finding books for:
  2. Screenshot of search page with the example title "City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America" highlighted in red. When you find a title either by browsing or searching, click on the title.
  3. Screenshot of example title with "read online" button highlighted in red.To read online click the “Read online” button below the book’s picture:
  4. Screenshot of example title opened in the online reader, with "Search within book" field and "Table of Contents" link highlighted in red.On the online reader you can choose a chapter in the table of contents, or just look through the entire book by scrolling down.
  5. Screenshot of page from example title with the "Go To Page" field highlighted in red. Go to a specific page or browse through pages with the page locator on the top right.
  6. Screenshot of sample page with toolbar highlighted in red.Highlight, add notes, print, and bookmark if needed. As long as you are have an account and are signed in, it will all be saved.

Download Parts of an E-book

Here you will be able to read a book online and download parts of the book to save to your device or print.

  1. Screenshot of Ebrary page with "sign in" highlighted in red.Sign in with the information you used to create your account.
  2. Screenshot of search page with the "Simple Search" box highlighted in red.a. Search for a title, or...
  1. Screenshot of Select a Subject page with "All Subjects" highlighted in red.b. Browse by subject by clicking on "All Subjects" and choosing the subject you are interested in finding books for.
  2. Screenshot of search page with the example title "City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America" highlighted in red.Once you find a title either by browsing or searching, click on the title.
  3. Screenshot of example title with "read online" button highlighted in red.Click the "Read Online" button below the book's picture.
  4. Screenshot of example title opened in the online reader, with "Search within book" field and "Table of Contents" link highlighted in red.In the online reader you can browse by chapter, search within the book, or simply read through the pages.
  5. Screenshot of sample page of book with download icon highlighted in red.Download a chapter, page, or section of a book by going to the top right where all the tools are and click on the "Download" icon.
  6. Screenshot of dialog box asking for page range preference.Decide if you want to download the current page, a range of pages, or the current chapter. Pick which one you would like to download then click continue.
  7. Screenshot of dialog box with "Open PDF" button highlighted in red.Then click "Open in PDF."
  8. Screenshot of icons to select from that will change size of document, save or print.It will then open in a PDF where you can save or print it.

Download Entire Ebrary E-books

Here, you can download free software, which will then allow you to download e-books onto your device. The e-books are checked out and stay on your device for seven days.

  1. Screenshot of sign in page with sign in dialog box highlighted in red.Sign in or create an account.
  2. Screenshot of search page with the example title "City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America" highlighted in red.Find a title with a search or by browsing. Then click on the title.
  3. Screenshot of example title record page with "Available for Full Download" link highlighted in red.Check to see if the title is available for "Full Download." Then click on the text "Available for Full Download."
  4. Screenshot of dialog box asking "What device are you using?" with Laptop Desktop and "I'm using my own computer" selected.Choose the device you are using to read the e book on and if you are using your own device or a public device (such as a library computer).
  5. Screenshot of "Install" dialog box, saying "You will need Adobe Digital Editions."a. It will then ask you to download the software that can be used to read the e-book on your device. If you are on a computer it will ask you to download Adobe Digital Editions.

     

  1. Screenshot of "Install" dialog box, saying "You will need Bluefire Reader."b. For mobile devices or tablets, it will ask you to download an application called Bluefire.
  2. Screenshot of "Install" dialog box, saying "You will need Adobe Digital Editions." The "Done with this step" button is highlighted in red.Once you have downloaded the software, click "Done with this step."
  3. Screenshot of Download dialog box, with example title listed. The button "Download Your Book" is highlighted in red.You can now download the e book by clicking "Download your Book."
  4. E-books are then checked out for seven days on all devices.

Connect from Off-Campus

Most of the links on these pages go to subscription sources which are accessible from any computer on campus. UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access these sites from off-campus using either the Proxy Server (a simple setting in your browser) or the VPN Client (a program you install on your computer).

For mobile devices: VPN is currently only compatible with iOS and Android enabled devices. Proxy server is not mobile compatible.