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E-books and Audiobooks at Middlebury

Information about various e-book packages available through the Middlebury Library

Collection Description

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ProQuest Ebook Central provides access to thousands of e-book titles in a variety of subject areas.  It also includes the titles we purchased under the old EBL program.


ProQuest e-books can be read on and, in most cases (but not all) downloaded to:

  • PCs
  • Macs
  • iOS devices (iPhones/iPads)
  • Android devices


You can download either a single chapter:


Or, in some cases, the full e-book:


The ProQuest platform will guide you through the process, depending on which device you are downloading to.  It is also helpful to register for an AdobeID.  This will allow you to transfer (i.e., read, view saved annotations, etc.) your e-book between devices.

















Once you have selected your device type, you will be prompted to download either Adobe Digital Editions (for downloading to PC/Mac) or Bluefire Reader (for mobile devices - Android or iOS)



The amount you can print depends on the limits set by the ebook publisher.  Clicking on the "print" icon in the toolbar will open a dialog box where you can choose to print the current page, a page range (which will tell you the maximum number of pages allowed), or a chapter download.  You can also choose your citation style, which will be printed at the bottom of each page.

More Information

ProQuest has extensive help pages, including a guide similar to this one.