ebrary User Guide


The ebrary interface provides access to a rotating collection of 75,000+ ebooks covering business and economics, education, technology, the humanities, life and physical sciences, law and politics, medicine, social and behavioral sciences, language and literature, and career guidance. Texts that are permanently part of the Ithaca College Library collection, IC theses, and digitized sheet music are also accessible through this interface. 

Some ebooks are single-user access titles; all other ebooks support multiple-users simultaneously. You can view, download, and print pages from most ebooks.

ebrary ebooks are included in the IC Library's catalog and will appear in your search results with the phrase "electronic book" as the call number.


1. How do I download ebrary books to my e-reader? 
See the ebrary ebook Downloads guide for instructions on how to do this.

2.  How do I access ebrary books on my mobile device?
Use the Bluefire Reader to access downloaded ebooks on iOS or Android mobile devices. 

3. How can I make sure that I print the correct pages of an ebrary ebook?
In the online reader. the page numbers in the top right corner of the page are the ones to use for printing:

page number

Before selecting Print in the online viewer, determine the range of pages you want to print. One way to do this is to go to the first page you want to print and note the page number. Then go to the last page you want to print and do the same. Next fill in the printing page range with those numbers.

4. How do I limit my search in the library catalog to ebrary ebooks?
Use the Advanced Search screen. Type your subject into the first line. Then type "ebrary" into the second line, making sure you leave the second box set to "Keyword." This should return search results that include only ebooks on your subject.

Conversely, if you want to weed ebrary books out of your search, click the "not" radio button between the first and second line when entering the search described above.

You can also search the ebrary database directly.

5. Why does the number of pages I can print or copy differ from book to book?
Please see the Copy and Print Limits article in the ebrary Support Center for more information.

6. What can I do if I sign in to ebrary?
  • Make bookmarks and page notes for any available book.
  • Highlight text in any available book.
  • Quickly and easily access all books you have bookmarked, notated, or highlighted.
  • Be notified of new features and new document collections as they become available.

Contact Us

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Calida Barboza

Electronic Resources Librarian
(607) 274-1892