Transition to ProQuest Ebook Central - June 13-14, 2017

All CARLI member libraries will transition on June 13–14, 2017 from the EBL – Ebook Library and ebrary platforms to the new ebook platform ProQuest Ebook Central™.

On Tuesday, June 13, 9:00-11:00 pm, ProQuest Ebook Central sites will be turned on and EBL links will redirect to ProQuest Ebook Central.

On Wednesday, June 14, 1:00 pm, ebrary holdings are merged into ProQuest Ebook Central and ebrary links will be redirected.

All Governing members have materials that will transition from the current platform to the new ProQuest Ebook Central™ platform. All ProQuest ebook products either purchased via CARLI or your own library collection decisions, or purchased by CARLI in 2014 for the EBL eBook Patron Driven Acquisitions Pilot Project will be integrated into ProQuest Ebook Central.


CARLI Members that use a proxy server as part of their authentication must modify their configuration to retain access to these materials. This ProQuest Support Center article includes information about the changes that are needed. If you use EZProxy, please keep all stanzas related to EBL in your configuration setup – even after the transition.

To update your proxy configuration you will need your institution’s ProQuest Ebook Central Site ID.  Please email if you need this information.

ProQuest has stated that all current URLs will redirect to the new platform until 2020 and that any patron bookmarks or other notations should transition seamlessly from the former platforms to ProQuest Ebook Central.

Testing Access – Does It Work?

ProQuest has confirmed that there is no mechanism to test your authentication updates/modifications prior to the transition. After the transition, please test that all is working (including access on- and off-campus, printing, downloading).  Use the book Alice in Wonderland as that title is not in copyright and will not use any “loans” from the consortial collection.

The new direct link to consortial ebooks is .

It may take approximately 4 hours after the transition for access to work on the new platform.

If you have updated your authentication method and you have problems accessing materials after the transition, please send an email to ProQuest Ebook Support at .

Other Resources

On June 1, ProQuest presented a webinar on the transition to the new platform. The recorded webinar is available at: . Recordings from two March webinars are available at: and include both introductions to ProQuest Ebook Central and an LibCentral Overview.

If you would like to schedule an institution-specific training for ProQuest Ebook Central End User (the public interface) or LibCentral (staff interface), please contact .

Additional resources provided by ProQuest include:

Go to for FAQs, marketing materials, support articles, and more.
Ebook Central LibGuide:
Ebook Central Videos:

If you have any questions regarding the transition to ProQuest Ebook Central, please contact the CARLI Office by sending an email to .