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Resources / ProQuest EBook Central: ProQuest EBook Central

What is ProQuest EBook Central?

ProQuest Ebook Central covers ebooks from over 40 subjects from Architecture to Tourism/Hospitality. Also searchable and accessible via LibSearch. It is accessible both on and off campus.

Accessing ProQuest EBook Central

1. Titles from ProQuest Ebook Central can be accessed easily through LibSearch.

2. For titles that are available, you will see the 'Download Book' button.

3. For titles that are not currently owned by TP Library, you will see the 'Request' button.

4.You can either browse the e-book online for five minutes or select 'Request' and fill in the request form online. Approval for loan requests will take around one working day.

Downloading Available ProQuest EBooks

Upon clicking on the "Download" button, follow these steps:

Step 1: Select device

Step 2: To read the downloaded e-book, you need Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software.

TP students: Click on Get Adobe Digital Editions to install ADE.

TP staff: Click on Done with this step if you are using your TP GFE. ADE software has been auto-installed on all staff laptops. Please contact IT Helpdesk at x5933 if you require further clarification or assistance. If you are using your personal device, please proceed to install Adobe Digital Editions.

Step 3: Choose your loan length and download. Loan length is between 1-7 days.

How to access via mobile?

If you'd like to read the downloaded e-book on your mobile device, please access it on your mobile device then download it (ie. not download on your laptop and transfer to mobile device).

How to renew the e-book?

There is no renew function. Please access the e-book again and borrow it again.

What happens after the loan period?

Downloaded or viewed online e-books will automatically not be accessible after loan period. There is no action needed on your part, and no overdue fines to worry about.

What if I have problems accessing the e-book?

Just like regular hardcopy library books, e-books have limits on how many students can borrow or read the e-book at one time. If you find the e-book already loaned out, please wait and try again. The e-book page displays information on when the next copy would be available again.


If you face difficulty with downloading due to slow network speed, please try to read online instead.

If you are still facing problems, please screencap the error messages and email the screencap to