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How to access Ebooks at Nimitz

Differences between various ebook providers available to USNA patrons.

Account Creation

To create an ebrary account:

  1. Click the Sign-in button in the upper right corner.
  2. On the Sign In page, located here, click Create an account.
  3. Complete the form, and then click Create New Account.

Copying and Printing

Upon selecting your ebook, you should see a Detail Page which lists out many important facts about the ebook you are accessing.

There will be an 'availability' line which indicates if access is up for the book in question.  Some of our books can only be read by one or a very small number of users simultaneously.  In some cases a book will be temporarily not available for viewing.

Ebrary ebooks also have limits on how many pages may be copies or printed at a time.  Usually this is enough for multiple chapters.  15% of the book should be available for copying and pasting, whereas 30% can be printed to either paper or a pdf.

The detail page also indicates whether or not a book may be fully downloaded.  This is a very limited option.  However, even if the full book cannot be downloaded, you should still be able to print to PDF a local copy of a portion of the ebook.

When reading an ebook, there will be a pane on the left-hand side of the screen with a set of four options.  The second option, Table of Contents, is selected by default.  Directly above it is a Details option which records all this information if you need to see it again after you begin to read.

Subject Guide

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Sam Rogers
Electronic Resources Librarian
Nimitz Library
Office #213
(410) 293-6908

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Having trouble with usage of ebooks?  Nimitz Library is here to help!

You can contact library staff in a number of ways.

  • Visit Ask a Librarian for help with searching for resources.
  • Contact for technical support.
  • Come to the librarian in person for face-to-face assistance during our open hours.