Ebook Library (EBL)
The State Library of Western Australia (SLWA)
provides access to ebooks contained in the Ebook Library (EBL), an
online database of electronic books. EBL contains over 200,000 titles,
covering a wide range of subjects.
EBL titles can be accessed via the State Library’s online catalogue or on our website.
Learn about EBL and all its functions here.
|EBL EBOOK LIBRARY|
|WHAT IS EBL LIBRARY|| |
A collection of over 200,000 non-fiction ebooks you can read online, or download and read offline on a mobile device.Subjects include travel, cooking, sport and much more
|WHO CAN USE EBL EBOOK LIBRARY||Registered members of the State Library can access EBL. You will need your SLWA mylibrary card to log in even if you are in the Library.|
|HOW TO ACCESS EBL LIBRARY||Access via the SLWA online catalogue or on the SLWA website|
|NUMBER OF LOANS||10 items per week|
|LOANS||Choose either a 1 day or 7 day
loan. Print and copy functionality will be enabled.|
A personal Bookshelf will also be created
|UNAVAILABLE STATUS||Publishers from time to time remove books from the EBL collection. At the end of each month we receive notification of books that have been removed during the month. As we only update our EBL catalogue records at the beginning of each month there is sometimes a gap and you will see this message.|
|READING ONLINE||Read an EBL book
online for 5 minutes after which you will be asked to 'Continue
Select Yes (create a loan) or No (return to catalogue)
Accessing ebooks online via the EBL Online Reader is recommended. Additional software is required to download for offline reading – see below
|DOWNLOADING FOR OFFLINE READING||Click on the Download
tab in the side menu.|
Choose format (if applicable) and click the Download button.
Download option is not available when using the public PCs in the State Library.
|SOFTWARE REQUIRED FOR DOWNLOADING & PRINTING||Adobe Digital
Editions (ADE) – for reading ebooks offline on your
personal computer (available
Bluefire Reader app – for reading ebooks offline on iOS and Android mobile devices (available for free )
of your current loans and recently accessed titles |
Create your own reading list using the My Collections button
|NOTE TAKING||Notes can be
created in the Online Reader by selecting the 'notes'
tab in the side
Once created notes are saved indefinitely.
Access your notes by clicking on the Bookmarks button in the Bookshelf view.
Notes can be downloaded and exported
You can copy and paste text from the ebook into your notes
|NAVIGATING||To view an ebook
select the title and click on the Read Online
Use the left and right arrow keys << >>on the toolbar to move through the pages of the book.
Use the contents list to move to the selected section.
Click on the Search tab in the side menu to search for keywords in the ebook.
restricted to 20% of each title’s content.|
Click on the Details tab in the side menu to view print/copy balances for each title.
Click on the Print button on the toolbar. Click print current page or enter a print [page] range
restricted to 5% of each title. |
Click the copy button on the toolbar. Highlight the text you wish to copy. Use Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste.
|REFERENCING & CITING||EBL supports referencing in Endnote and Refworks.|
a Librarian |
Help is available in EBL from the Help/Feedback links
Page last updated: Thursday 13 November 2014