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E-Books at UNT

A brief guide on using e-books and their platforms.

Ebook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central combines the EBL and ebrary platforms and serves as UNT's primary platform for ProQuest e-books. You can place these e-books in folders, add notes to them, print them (within limits), and transfer them to your computer or other device. It is recommended, if you plan to close your browser at any time, that you download the e-book to your own device. You will need Adobe Digital Editions.

This page provides suggestions, guides, and tutorials to help you locate, use, and troubleshoot Ebook Central materials.

The information on this page came directly from ProQuest. If you need further assistance with Ebook Central, please visit their website.

Patrons using a screen reader may turn on accessibility mode themselves – no librarian or tech support needed!

For patrons who don’t use a screen reader but have accessibility needs, accessibility mode can be requested for their account at

Searching Ebook Central

You can use basic or advanced searches to locate the materials that you want. 

For a basic search, use the search box to search keywords, authors, ISBN, etc. Your search word will be highlighted and a short description will be provided as well as an indicator if the book is available or not. Searches can be refined by year, subject, language, etc. You can download the book, read it on your device, browse it's contents, and add it to your book self.

An advanced search will let locate a specific book by searching the 

  • Keyword
  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject
  • Pub Year Range
  • ISBN
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
  • LC Subject Heading
  • LC Call Number
  • Dewey Decimal Number
  • Full Text
  • Language
  • Download Format
  • Number of Copies (a useful for faculty to assign readings)

You can save your search or place the book on your bookshelf if you plan to use it over a long period of time. 

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