What is EBL?
Why do I see a UTEID screen even though I'm on campus?
How do I access an ebook? Do I need an account to access EBL?
Do I need special software or hardware to read ebooks online?
Can I download ebooks to my phone, e-book reader or tablet?
Can I print from EBL? Can I copy and paste from EBL?
What if I still need help?
EBL (Ebook Library) is a platform for e-books offering titles in a wide range of subjects featuring content from hundreds of publishers. Content is updated weekly.
Because EBL access is licensed for current students, staff, faculty, and library visitors of the University of Texas at Austin, we need to confirm your status regardless of whether you are on or off campus.
You will be asked for your UTEID and password before being taken to the EBL site. Once you enter EBL, you will not be required to enter additional account information to use the ebooks.
EBL can be accessed using a standard Internet browser. The Safari browser is recommended for Mac users. EBL provides ebooks in Adobe PDF format, so in order to view EBL ebooks online, you will need the correct version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer. EBL works best with Acrobat Reader version 9 or later. If you download Adobe Reader 8, you will also need to download Adobe Digital Edition - Flash Player.
Yes, whenever the DOWNLOAD button appears in a book you are reading, you can download the book for up to 7 days. You will be prompted to download the book again when your time expires.
Downloading an EBL book enables you to access the book offline and transfer it to a device that supports Adobe Digital Editions—see: Adobe Digital Editions list of compatible devices: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices.
EBL books in PDF format do not work on older Kindles because Kindle does not support Adobe Digital Editions. They can be read on a Kindle Fire using the Bluefire Reader app. For more information about downloading EBL books use the Help/Feedback button on the upper right of the EBL toolbar.
Yes, but because of copyright, there are restrictions as to how much of the book you can print or copy. Printing from EBL is restricted to approximately 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per user. Copying and pasting content is restricted to approximately 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per user. EBL will display a message if the limit is reached.
For additional help using EBL, select the Help/Feedback tab at the upper right. You may also Ask a Librarian, or contact Paul Rascoe for additional troubleshooting assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-495-4262.