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eBook User Guide

Accessing Ebook Central (ProQuest)

Ebook Central (ProQuest)

This includes the collections formerly known as ebrary and EBL eBooks



  • Active Internet connection and web browser is required to download the ebook but not to read it later
  • Install either Adobe Digital Editions or the Bluefire Reader app before downloading the ebook
  • Ebooks are borrowed for two weeks. Download again if needed longer.
  • May require a CSU Library login on and off campus
  • Login instructions are on the login page and are the same as what is used for off campus access to library databases
    • Requires Adobe Digital Editions (free)
      • Get Adobe Digital Editions free from
      • If you have trouble installing ADE, see this Help note from Adobe
    • An Adobe ID is not needed to use Adobe Digital Editions on a computer but is required to transfer ebooks from the computer to another device or to register a mobile app
      1. Go to
      2. click Sign In in the upper right
      3. click Get an Adobe ID and follow the instructions to register
      4. If you already have an Adobe ID and need help, see the Adobe Account Help page
    • Need Bluefire Reader app (free) download
    • Need an Adobe ID (free) to register the Bluefire Reader app (see above)
    1. Save chapter or selected pages as a PDF on a computer. See instructions under Chapter Download
    2. Connect to the computer and transfer to the Kindle, OR use Amazon's Send to Kindle option
  • OTHER EREADERS, including Nook and Sony Reader
    1. Download to Adobe Digital Editions on a computer or laptop (see above)
    2. Connect to the computer and transfer to the device (free Adobe ID required, see above)
    3. See a list of portable devices compatible with Adobe Digital Editions
    4. For a Windows Surface Pro, use Adobe Digital Editions (not Bluefire)

Ebook Central (ProQuest) Tutorials

Tutorials on EBook Central (ProQuest)
Using the Online Reader webpage or YouTube video
Downloading a full book or book chapter Full Download webpage or Chapter Download webpage or YouTube video

Using the Bookshelf Feature

webpage or YouTube video
Using Annotations webpage
Overview and Searching YouTube video


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