How do I read and print from a ProQuest Ebook Central e-book I have found in Primo?

Read a ProQuest Ebook Central Book

Sign in to Primo before conducting any search for Online Resources

To read the e-book through your web browser click the Read Online tab


To Download a Chapter

  • Click Read Online
  • Select the chapter in the table of contents
  • Click the Chapter Download button

  • Choose a citation style and click Continue
  • Click Open PDF to download your chapter


For Full Download

  • Click Full Download

  • Wait for the Export and Download dialogue box to open
  • Choose the type device you are using
  • Download Adobe Digital Editions if you do not already have it
  • Click Download Your Book


Printing from a ProQuest Ebook Central Book

In order to comply with copyright law, the publisher will only allow you to print a certain percentage of the e-book. The default for ProQuest Ebook Central is 20% of the book for copy and 40% of the book for print or chapter download to PDF.

  • Click the Print button

  • Select the page(s) you wish to print as well as a citation style and click Continue

  • Click Open PDF
  • This will create a PDF which you can save or print from


Advice on Off-Campus Access for Ebook Central e-books

After clicking view online, you will be prompted for your Aber username and password via Shibboleth.

  • Click Open source in new window

If using Internet Explorer ignore any messages to close the browser and instead click Open source in new window

Alternatively, you can set up a VPN which bypasses the need to sign in. More information can be found here.

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