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Producer ProQuest (United States)
History 1999 - present
Cost Subscription

ebrary (the "e" is lower case) is an online digital library of full texts of over 700,000 scholarly e-books.[1] It is available at many academic libraries and provides a set of online database collections that combine scholarly books from over 435 academic, trade, and professional publishers. It also includes sheet music (9,000 titles) and government documents. Additionally, ebrary offers content services for customers to distribute their own PDF content online.

ebrary had 2,700 subscribers (mostly libraries) at the end of 2009. Users gain access through a subscribing library and can view, search, copy, and print documents from their computers.

ebrary was founded in 1999, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and was acquired by ProQuest in 2011.


  1. ^ "Academic Complete Surpasses 70,000 E-books". 

Journal articles[edit]

  • Fialkoff, Francine. "The Book Is Not Dead," Library Journal, (June 15, 2009) Vol. 134 Issue 11
  • Godwin-Jones, Robert. "E-Books and the Tablet PC," Language, Learning & Technology Vol. 7, 2003
  • Raisinghani, Mahesh S. "Wireless Library Aids Student Productivity," T H E Journal Vol. 30, 2002

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