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 listen online using Read&Write screen reader:

  • First install the extension Read&Write for Chrome, Edge or Firefox if you do not already have it
  • The first time you use the extension you will need to click Microsoft and sign in using your Aberystwyth University account details
  • Open the Ebook Central ebook
  • Click Settings in the top right-hand corner
  • Click Profile
  • Select Enable Accessibility Mode and then Save Changes
  • Return to the Ebook Central ebook and click the Read&Write extension symbol to make the toolbar visible

  • Select the text you want to start from, then click the ► button


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

To listen to a downloaded Ebook Central ebook:

  • Select PDF Aloud from the Read&Write toolbar

  • Select the ebook file
  • Click the text you want to start from
  • Click ►


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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