Ebrary is an e-book database. It contains more than 70,000 full-text electronic books. With Ebrary, you can look up a library e-book and read it online. If you want, you can also print a few pages of the book.
Ebrary e-books can be good sources to use when looking for information to cite in your BCTC college papers and other writing assignments.
You can access Ebrary from any computer. Just click on a link to Ebrary from our BCTC library web pages.
If prompted (off-campus users), log in using your BCTC KCTCS Peoplesoft e-mail login/password.
You can use the "simple search" search box to search for e-books by keyword, or use "advanced search" to search by title, subject, author, and more. Opening an e-book is as simple as clicking on a book's title from the search results.
Links to BCTC's Ebrary e-books exist in the KCTCS library catalog as well. There are links to BCTC's Ebrary e-books in the catalog records, which you click on to access an e-book.
At home, you may want to download the free Ebrary Reader software so that you can use some of Ebrary's special features. It takes only a minute or two to download the reader and it is available from a link within the Ebrary site. It is optional, but has some added features you may like, such as Ebrary Bookshelf and highlighting/bookmarking. (If choosing to install Ebrary reader, make sure your Java is Version 6 or above. Go to http://www.java.com to find out what version you have now).
If you like, you also have the option to download in Ebrary. Most Ebrary e-books include two download options (page range or entire book). Both download options require you to create a free Ebrary user account.
If downloading an entire Ebrary e-book onto your personal device for a fixed period of time, you also will need to install the free Adobe Digital Editions software on your home computer or device (see Ebrary site for more details).