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This guide describes the many e-book resources available through the NU Library and how to use them.

Ebook Central Bookshelf

Your bookshelf in ProQuest Ebook Central keeps track of your downloads, loans and saved books, and lets you share them with others.

NOTE: There is no registration required for an Ebook Central account. You automatically have an account and are signed in to it whenever you access the Ebook Central database from the Library website. The upper right corner should show a Sign Out link when you have been authenticated. Additionally, clicking on Profile under Settings will display an automated username/email. You do not need to remember or enter this login information anywhere; it just ensures that you have been logged in automatically. For screenshots, see the Creating Personal Accounts page within this guide.

Refer to the box on the below left for a description of the bookshelf features.

Ebook Central Bookshelf Functionality

Screenshot of the search results screen in Ebook Central.

Bookshelf - Export Notes, Share Link to Book, Copy To, Remove

Screenshot of the personal Bookshelf page in Ebook Central.

Migrating Ebrary Bookshelf to Ebook Central

If you have saved items in a personal ebrary Bookshelf account, when you log in after the upgrade you will be prompted to merge it into an Ebook Central Bookshelf. Follow the steps below to migrate your account.

1. Navigate to your Bookshelf in Ebook Central and click on "Move ebrary Bookshelf" as shown below.

Screenshot of the personal Bookshelf in Ebook Central with the "Move ebrary Bookshelf" link highlighted.



2. Click "Get Started" as shown below. NOTE: If prompted to sign into your Ebrary account just click to continue the process. You do not need to enter any login information.

Screenshot of the "Move your ebrary bookshelf" page in Ebook Central with the Get Started button highlighted.



3. Click "Move ebrary Bookshelf" once more as shown below.

Screenshot in Ebook Central with message "Your ebrary account is now linked to Ebook Central."


4. You will receive confirmation that your bookshelf has been moved to the Ebook Central platform as shown below.

Screenshot of the Ebook Central Bookshelf with message "We moved your ebrary bookshelf to Ebook Central."


For additional assistance with ProQuest Ebook Central, see the guide here.