Rod Library is making available collections of ebooks distributed by the company ebrary. These collections include over 55,000 titles issued by U.S. academic and trade publishers. Most of the titles were published in the last decade. New titles are being added on an ongoing basis.
There are individual entries for each title in the collection in UNISTAR , the online catalog. Some books also are available in print format in the local collection. To access an ebrary title, simply click on the link that reads “An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view” that appears in the box below the title.
It is possible to search within a title for the appearance of a name or keyword using the “Search Document” function and to jump to relevant chapters and pages. It also is possible to search the entire ebrary collection available to Rod Library to identify titles that cover a particular topic or event, or works by a specific author or from a particular publisher. Library patrons may copy and paste or print selected text with automatic citations, or save to a flash drive.
ebrary books can be read using QuickView on most devices that run a browser, including smart phones, iPhones, and iPads. ebrary does not offer a special app or operating system for these devices; it uses a standard browser. ebrary books must be read online; they cannot be downloaded as pdfs for offline reading.