Ebooks

EBL FAQ

What is EBL?

EBL is an ebook platform that allows you to read online, download, and search ebooks.

How can I access EBL books?

Access Regis Library's  EBL books is through the online catalog, Lumen.  Most EBL titles are not identified as such until after you click the Connect to Electronic Book link in the Lumen catalog. You will be required to select Regis University from a list of institutions and enter your RegisNet username and password in order to read the online book. There are no limits on how many users may access individual titles simultaneously.

May I print EBL ebooks?

Yes. Printing is restricted to 20% of each ebook.

May I download EBL ebooks?

You may read the EBL book online or download (borrow) it.

To download (borrow) an EBL ebook:

  • Download Adobe Digital Editions (free) to your computer or mobile device. You will be required to set up an Adobe account. Be sure to remember your Adobe ID and password;
  • Click the Read Online (Available) button;
  • Click the Download tab;
  • Select the pdf option button;
  • Choose a loan period if this option is offerred (ususally 24 hours to 7 days);
  • Click the download button;
  • Open your downloaded acsm file with Adobe Digital Editions.

Does EBL include a citation tool?

Yes. Look for the Cite this Book link within EBL. Choose from APA, Chicago, Turabian, Harvard, Vancouver and MLA styles. Export to Refworks or Endnote/Citavi

Is there a way to keep track of books or chapters I use frequently?

Yes. You may add books to "Collections", via the Add to Collection link on the EBL page. View books in your collections by clicking the My Collections link or the Bookshelf link. Your EBL Bookshelf tells you which books you've accessed, borrowed, or put in collections.

Notes can be created if you are using the EBL's online reader. Look for the Notes tab. Once created, notes can be accessed via the Bookmarks tab (if you are reading the book) or the Bookmarks button on the EBL page. You can also export bookmarks straight into your preferred citation tool.

Can I read EBL books on my mobile device?

To read EBL books on iPads, iPhones or Android devices:

  • Download the Bluefire Reader app to your device (Bluefire will request your Adobe ID and password);
  • Use your device's web browser to access Lumen, Regis Library's online book catalog;
  • Connect to the EBL book through Lumen, click Read Online, then the Download tab;
  • Select the pdf option button;
  • Choose a loan period if this option is offerred (ususally 24 hours to 7 days);
  • Click the Download button;
  • Your book should open in Bluefire.

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