Ebrary is an interactive e-book database. It contains more than 70,000 full-text electronic books. With ebrary, you can look up a library book and read it online, print a few pages of the book, and/or use it as a source to find citable quotations for papers.
You can access Ebrary from any computer. Just click on the link to ebrary from the main page of our library web pages at http://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/Library.aspx or the ebrary link on the "Find a Books" web page. If prompted (off-campus users), log in as a BCTC student, using your BCTC KCTCS Peoplesoft e-mail login/password. You can use the "simple search' search box to then search for e-books by keyword, or use "advanced search" to search by title, subject, author, and more. Opening an e-book is as simple as clicking on a book's title within the Ebrary site.
Links to BCTC's Ebrary e-books exist in the KCTCS library catalog as well. There are direct proxied links to BCTC's ebrary e-books in the catalog records, which you click on to access an e-book.
Ebrary Reader (optional)
At home, you may want to download the free Ebrary Reader software so that you can use some of Ebrary's special features. It takes only a minute or two to download the reader and it is available from a link within the ebrary website. It is optional, but has some added features you may like, such as Ebrary Bookshelf and highlighting/bookmarking. (If choosing to install Ebrary reader, make sure your Java is Version 6 or above. Go to http://www.java.com to find out what version you have now).
If you like, you also have the option to download in Ebrary. Most Ebrary e-books include two download options (page range or entire book). Both download options require you to create a free Ebrary user account. If downloading an entire Ebrary ebook onto your personal device for a fixed period of time, you also will need to install the free Adobe Digital Editions software on your home computer or device (see Ebrary site for more details).