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If you wish to limit your search to just eBooks, go to the filters on the left side of the screen. Under Format, tick the eBook filter. This will make sure you only see eBooks in your search.
Your Library Hub login allows you to remotely access electronic resources available on the Library Hub. The credentials you use will be the same as you use to log into Paradigm/ARK. The Library Hub login page has a link at the bottom of the page to reset or change your password. Alternatively follow this link.
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The most common reason an eBook might not be working is because the library has a limited amount of copies available. When eBooks are read online, they are "checked out." Much like a print copy, if an item is checked out, you cannot read it. If this is the case, a message should appear saying "all copies are currently in use. Please check back later, or search for another book." Try checking the book in an hour to see if it is available.
Try avoiding opening chapters in multiple tabs at once as this can also cause eBooks to timeout and appear broken.
When eBooks are read online, they are "checked out" for a period of time that typically expires after 30 minutes of inactivity. This just means that reading session has timed out. All you need to do is 'refresh' your browser by clicking on the refresh icon. TIP: While reading eBooks online, you can prevent the reading session from expiring by any action that updates the eBook (e.g. turning the page, etc.)
Simply open the camera on your phone, iPad or tablet and point it at the code. A little notification window should drop appear, prompting you to open the QR link. Once you have opened the link, log in to your UD account. Once logged in, you will have complete access to the eBook.
No, you don’t need an account. When you are in the library, you can easily access eBooks through the catalogue. You only need to be logged in when you are off-site. Once you are logged in, simply type in the search bar the title you are after and click “view eBook”.
Unfortunately, off-site eBook access is only available to students and staff members of the UD. However, some of the eBooks we hold are open access, which you are able to read. In the Refine This Search on the side bar, select the Open Access and Full Text options. This will bring up any items we have that relate to your search.
Chances are, you have clicked on the “full download” button. The full download option is only compatible with limited devices. Instead, you need to click on the “EPUB Full Text” or “Read Online” button. Alternatively, you can download a chapter to your device to read for later. If you do wish to download the full eBook to your mobile or tablet, it is usually necessary that you create a personal account on the eBook provider's platform (this is separate to your library account) and have installed Adobe Digital Editions software. You cannot download an eBook on library computers as you will not be able to install Adobe Digital Editions software on these computers. Instead use the Read Online option on public computers to view the eBook.
Different books have different limits, depending on the publisher. Fortunately, you can just re-borrow them after they expire. Alternatively, there is no borrowing limit if you choose to use the "read online" option.
If a page reference is not available in an e-book or other electronic format, list chapter number or section heading instead, and add the electronic format. Formats include iBooks, Kindle, NOOK, Google Play Books, Adobe Digital Editions EPUB, etc. For example: chap. 7. Kindle. For more citation help, visit the UD’s Style Guide https://divinity.libguides.com/styleguide.
Yes, you can! Search for the item you wish to find via the Library Hub home page. Then limit your search results using the filters down the left hand side, selecting "eBooks". Don't limit the libraries to University of Divinity libraries; rather leave the filter on libraries worldwide as this will include any open access eBooks in your search results.
No, you don't need to use your ARK details to borrow a book from Internet Archive. Most items on their are open access so you won't need an account at all. However, some titles will require you to "borrow" them (see image below). To do this, simply set up a free account and then once that is done, click the big blue button that says borrow on the title you want to read. That's all there is to it!
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