Ebook Central: Get ready for a new e-book service

On the 25th April e-books currently available on MyiLibrary will be migrating to a new platform called Ebook Central. Keep reading for details of Ebook Central’s great features, some of the online sources of help available with using Ebook Central and if you’re a MyiLibrary user some of the steps you might want to take before the migration takes place.

If you already search and find e-books using the Library Catalogue, Summon or Reading Lists Online then keep doing so. After the migration e-books previously available on MyiLibrary will simply continue to be available on Ebook Central and you can continue to search and find them in your usual way. However, as new Ebook Central users you might notice some improved features.


Why will I get a better experience through Ebook Central?

Six reasons why we think Ebook Central will give you a better e-book experience:

  1. Read online or download to read offline
  2. Search or browse e-book contents
  3. Create and share bookshelves
  4. Annotate e-books with highlights, notes or bookmarks
  5. Clear information on downloading, printing and copying permissions
  6. Easily create citations for referencing

What help is available with using Ebook Central?

Don’t forget that you can contact us for help with using Ebook Central. However, you might want to take a look at the following sources of online help:

What should I do before the migration to Ebook Central?

Like Ebook Central, MyiLibrary also allows you to add notes, highlights or bookmarks and create your own bookshelves. Unfortunately the migration will mean that this information will be lost but there are some steps you can take to keep the details of your notes and the contents of your bookshelves. On or preferably before the 24th of April follow our five simple steps below or take a look at the advice online for more information:

1. Go to MyiLibrary
2. Click on My Account
3. Login to your account
4. Click on Bookshelf and use your web browser’s print function to print contents
5. Click on Notes for options to print or email the details of your notes

The migration shouldn’t cause any disruption in your access to e-books but afterwards we hope you will enjoy making use of the new Ebook Central service.

Posted on behalf of Tom Rowley and Stuart Purchase