E-book Collections

Technical difficulties?

All ebrary titles have been migrated to Proquest Ebook Central but some links in the SciTech Collection are not redirecting properly. When one of these titles is selected from the library catalog, the ebook still appears on the ebrary platform and may or may not be available for online reading, but is not available for downloading.  

As a temporary workaround, go to the Ebook Central platform and search for the title.  The title is available for both Reading Online and Downloading from this platform. 


About Ebrary

ebrary is a collection of more than 5,000 academic ebooks with a focus on business and economics, career and general education, computers, engineering, and applied sciences, humanities, science, medicine, and allied health and the social and behavioral sciences

Use restrictions

Titles in this  collection can be accessed by single or multiple simulataneous use, based on the individual book title . Remote access is limited to USF students, faculty and staff.  Non USF users can access the collection using a computer in the USF Library. Non USF users cannot use some features that require login witha USF NetID.



Connect to the Collection

Viewing, Printing, Downloading

Clicking on the book title will take you to the Book Details page.

This page presents you with a range of options:

•Read Online - browse through the pages of the book online
•Book Download - download the book for a specified loan period, accessible off-line
•Save Link to Book - send the link to the book, or add to a reading list
•Download PDF Chapter - chapters are presented in page allocations to download or print (and keep)
•Pages remaining for copy - identifies the amount of pages available to copy (each 24 hours)
•Pages remaining for PDF print/chapter download - identifies the amount of pages available to pdf or print (each 24 hours)
•Availability - identifies access to the book (unlimited access, multiple copies, one copy etc.)

Recent developments have included expanded chapter sections that meet the PDF print/chapter download allocation.

Reading Books Online

The Online Reader was developed with extensive input from customers, with intuitive navigation to help you quickly find popular features.

The default view includes an expandable Table of Contents, a robust Search Within feature, relevancy ranked search terms by chapter, and a navigation tool bar in the content pane.

Your Bookshelf

In the Bookshelf you will find:

•Downloads & Loans
•10 Recently Viewed titles
•Annotated Books
•Create folders

In the Bookshelf you can:

•Read Online
•View chapters/table of contents
•Cite the book
•Export notes
•Share link to book
•Copy book to a folder

At the folder level, you can:

•Email folder
•Export folder
•Cite folder

Chapter Download

To download a chapter from Read Online:

•Click on the pdf icon
•Choose preferred Citation Style
•Open PDF

Chapter downloads do not expire and the page allocation refreshes every 24 hours.

Full Download

Software is required prior to utilizing Full Download.

For PCs and laptops you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions.

For mobile devices you will need to download Bluefire Reader.

Prompts are available during the Full Download process.

Full Download is recommended if you need to access the book offline.

When using a PC, full download will prompt you to download Adobe Digital Editions.

Select the Loan Length, which is set by your library.

Remember to open the download in Adobe Digital Editions

E-Books in the Classroom

instructors can now request the USF Libraries to acquire e-Books for classroom support if they are available electronically.