Getting Started with eBook collections at Duke

To access eBooks at Duke, search the library catalog for eBooks or search a particular eBook collection. Duke has three main academic eBook collections:

- ProQuest Ebooks Central

 - EBSCO eBooks

 - University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)

To read or download an eBook on the ProQuest and EBSCO platforms, an account is required. In the upper right of the platform's front page, you can follow the "account" or "sign in" link create an account.

ProQuest and EBSCO eBook collections manage check outs and downloads using Adobe Digital Editions or ADE. (UPSO is the exception, with content available as .pdf files.) Not every eBook is available to more than one person at a time. ADE manages check outs - similar to a print book which, when checked out, is not available for use by another patron.

Frequently Asked Questions

Apps such as iBook, Bluefire and Adobe Reader allow transfer from ADE to mobile devices, though this varies by collection.

Note: It is always best to checkout, download and transfer ebooks on your office or personal computer, tablet or other mobile device.