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How to use Ebook Central

Ebook Central offers over 150,000 ebooks in subject areas including Social Sciences, Humanities, Allied Health, Science and Business.

Ebook Central by ProQuest is YC Library's largest collection of academic ebooks.

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Search Ebook Central for 275,000+ ebook titles.

Who can access?

YC students, staff and faculty can access ebooks on and off campus.

Community patrons can access ebooks on campus.

Downloaded ebooks can be read anywhere.

Read online
  • Copy text
  • Generate a citation
  • Full-text search
  • Add to Bookshelf
  • Text highlighter
  • Add custom research notes
  • Bookmark pages
Borrow whole books
  • ​Requires one-time software installation & setup (Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Download an entire ebook
  • Read offline
  • Available for 14 days
  • Search & bookmark pages
Print selected pages
  • Page limit for each title, usually 10%
Save pages as PDF
  • Page limit for each title, usually 10%
  • Transfer a PDF to other devices
Ebooks with a limited number of copies
  • Cannot place holds on these titles



Ebook Central has full documentation for searching, reading, and downloading ebooks.

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