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Finding and Using eBooks

This guide highlights Union Presbyterian Seminary Library eBook collections as well as offering discovery and access instruction.

Ebook Central


Union Presbyterian Seminary Library's Ebook Central eBooks can be viewed and read by only one user at a time. When viewing an Ebook Central title, a percentage of the eBook can either be copied or printed. If a title is already in use, wait approximately one hour before trying to access it again.

Proquest Ebook Central eBooks 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's Ebook Central Support Center.

NOTE: If an Ebook Central eBook title has been requested by faculty for course reserves the full download function will be unavailable.


When you access a title you are given a limit for printing for that title per log in.  It looks something like this:

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


Books are available for full download for one day:

Downloading to Desktop or Laptop

Downloading to a Mobile Device

  • Will need Bluefire Reader (Available for iOS and Android devices)
  • Will need a free Adobe ID

Ebook Central Accounts

Benefits of Ebook Central Account  

  • Search for ebooks on your laptop, tablet or phone and download for offline reading.
  • Organize saved titles into folders arranged by subject.
  • Annotate within saved titles with notes and highlights.
  • Share annotated text with other Ebook Central users.

Creating an Ebook Central Account 

1. In the Ebook Central platform, click Sign In in the upper right corner.

2. On the Sign In page, click Join Ebook Central.

Complete the form, and then click Join Ebook Central

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