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ProQuest Ebook Central in Library Databases A-Z

How do I log in?

Log in using your City username and password.

Are there any limits to the number of concurrent users?


The number of concurrent users varies on a title-by-title basis and can range from one to unlimited users.

The number of concurrent users should be clearly displayed on the title page of the e-book, for example;

Availability, Your Institution has unlimited access to this book.

Availability, Your Institution has access to 1 copy of this book.

How many pages can I copy/print?

Ebook Central e-books are DRM protected, the number of pages you can copy/print varies from title to title.  Many publishers will allow you to copy 20% and print 40% of the total pages but others permit significantly less. 

Your allowance will be clearly displayed once logged into an e-book.

Section of the Ebook Central screen shows number of pages remaining for copy and number of pages remaining for print or chapter download.

Regardless of your allowance full copyright law applies.

See City Library's Copyright guidance for further information.

Can I download Ebook Central e-books?

You are unable to download an entire copy of an Ebook Central e-book. 

You can download individual pages and chapters if the publisher has permitted this.  The number of pages you can download shares the same allowance as your printing allowance and is clearly displayed;

Section of the Ebook Central screen shows availability for online reading, number of pages remaining for copy, number of pages remaining for print, not available for full download.

Accessibility information

Ebook Central's latest accessibility statement and accessibility statement ranking is available through TextBOX ASPIRE.