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ProQuest eBooks

Setting up an eBook Central Account

To use some of the Ebook Central functions, users must create a free Ebook Central account. The functions that require an Ebook Central account include:

  • Downloading entire books to Adobe Digital Editions (desktop/laptop computer) or Bluefire Reader (tablet/smartphone),
  • Adding a book to a user's Ebook Central bookshelf, and
  • Highlighting, annotating, and bookmarking pages.

To sign up for an account click "Sign In" in the upper right corner on any Ebook Central screen.

Choose "create an account" and fill out the required fields and accept the terms and conditions. 

Downloading and Printing

Downloading ebooks to Desktop, Laptops, tablets, and smartphones - both Android and iOS.

Users must create an Ebook Central account and download Adobe Digital Editions to their computer in order to download ebooks.

Ebook Central allows users to download entire books for a specified number of days at a time (typically 14 to 30 days). After that time limit, the ebook file expires. 

Any annotations, bookmarks, or highlights made to the ebook in Adobe Digital Editions, do not transfer to back to the book in Ebook Central.

Downloading tutorial

eBook Central learning modules

This session  covers differentiating between a Chapter Download and a Full Download in Ebook Central. It will also cover Adobe Digital Editions, a third party software, used to download books from Ebook Central for offline access. Duration: 4.29 minutes

ProQuest eBook Downloading

eBooks are available to download for offline access. You will need to log in or create a ProQuest account. 

When you click on the download link, you will be prompted to create an account. This is different than your UConnect account:

Choose your device:

You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your device. If you have not installed Adobe Digital Editions, you will be prompted to do so: 

You will then be prompted to choose the loan period using the dropdown menu. The loan period is 7, 14, or 21 days. After the designated loan period, the ebook file expires. If you still need the book, you may re-download the book.

For more detailed instructions, see the ProQuest eBook guide: