Trouble accesing an ebook? Ask a Librarian

Ebrary is now called ProQuest Ebook Central.  You may find individual titles still cataloged as Ebrary.  If you are unable to access that title, or have any trouble accessing an ebook from the catalog, please Ask a Librarian.  We would be love to help you troubleshoot the issue and gain access as soon as possible.

About Proquest Ebook Central

Proquest Ebooks Central is a multidisciplinary collection of ebooks that Cornell University Library subscribes to.  Individual titles can be accessed through the Library Catalog or the complete collection can be found at Proquest Ebook Central.

Having Trouble?

If you are having trouble locating or accessing an ebook:

Ask a Librarian

There are many ways to get help from a librarian. You can visit the reference desk, phone, email, chat/IM (24/7), or text.

Printing and Downloading in Proquest Ebook Central


Proquest Ebook Central books can be viewed in their entirety online within the browser or you can download to your bookshelf for more features. Most of the functionality of the reader has now been moved to the browser version.  For more information please visit Proquest Ebook Central's help pages.


When you access a title you are given a limit for printing for that title per log in, for example, "6 pages remaining for copy (out of 6)" and "24 pages remaining for print or chapter download (out of 24).

When you click the print icon it will create a pdf that you can either save or print.


Some books are available for full download for up to 21 days. You will see a notice that says "Available for Full Download. Check out this book for up to 21 days."

In order to access the downloaded e-book you must download Adobe Digital Editions.

Complete instructions are available on the Proquest Ebook Central help pages


  • Patrons first need to install Adobe Digital Editions (free online).
  • Patrons also need to set up an Proquest Ebook Central account.
  • Accessible on most computers and devices, but not the Kindle.
  • Up to 10 documents at a time per patron.
  • Multi-user documents can be full-document downloaded for up to 21 days*.
  • Some publishers prohibit full-document downloading of their documents.