Use your library card to access eBooks from world-renowned publishers through ProQuest eBook Central
The eLibrary at the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries has recently gained a top-notch new website for online reading, ProQuest eBook Central, thanks to funding from the California State Library. This expansive website offers access to over 12,000 free eBooks on a wide range of subjects, including business, education, science and technology, literature, philosophy and much more. With content geared toward all ages, ProQuest eBook Central has something for everyone to enjoy. Click here to start exploring fascinating new titles by logging in with your library card!
ProQuest eBook Central guarantees that all of its titles contain credible content from authoritative, scholarly sources, making this an excellent resource for exploring a new topic or conducting research for a school assignment. Library staff hope that this website will be a valuable tool for homework help and research projects, whether students continue distance learning at home or return to in-person classes at school. Students can find information for science projects, state reports, and essays, while older students and adults can explore career options, learn a new language, and dive into trending topics.
The ProQuest eBook Central website is user-friendly and compatible with mobile devices, allowing users to read online on their computer, tablet, or smart phone. eBooks can even be downloaded and read offline, or added to the virtual Bookshelf to be accessed at a later time. A helpful Frequently Asked Questions section provides guidance for users as they get started with ProQuest, and brief step-by-step instructional videos demonstrate how to search and download the many titles available in the online collection. Click here for the ProQuest eBook Central QuickStart Guide.
ProQuest eBook Central is the newest addition to the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries’ online collection of downloadable content. With your library card, you can enjoy 24/7 access to digital music, movies, eBooks, comics and graphic novels, audiobooks, and more! Click here to explore everything the eLibrary has to offer.
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