October 02, 2014
The Library recently increased its book collection by about a third–some 130,000 volumes– without filling a single shelf! Beginning this Fall, the Library added three e-book collections from Proquest Ebrary, including the largest, Academic Complete. This collection, tailored to colleges and universities, covers subject areas that are a good fit for Ursinus’s academic programs, including: biology, computer science, business, psychology, history, and performing arts, among others. Some of the publishers represented include: Wiley, Routledge, Oxford University Press, and Cambridge University Press. Many of the titles have been published in the past 4 years.
Whether on campus or not, Ursinus students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to this e-book collection whenever they are connected to the internet. Once registered with Ebrary, they can keep a permanent “bookshelf” of their favorite titles and can annotate, save, or print selected pages. For offline reading, books can be borrowed for a 14 day period by downloading them to laptops, tablets, or smart phones.
The e-book collection can be searched from the library catalog, UC Summon, or the Proquest Ebrary website. For questions or comments, please contact Kerry Gibson, Collection Management Librarian (x3460, firstname.lastname@example.org).