Ebrary is an online database of full texts of over 43,000 scholarly books. It is available at many academic libraries and provides a set of online database collections that combine scholarly books from over 435 academic, trade, and professional publishers. It also includes sheet music (9,000 titles) and government documents.
Ebrary contains a suite of reference tools and a rich collection that includes books, journals, magazines, maps, and other publications. Illustrations are included. Users gain access through a subscribing library and can browse, view, search, copy, and print documents from their computers.
Ebrary's aggregated collections cover academic disciplines including business and economics, computers, technology and engineering, humanities, life and physical science, and social and behavioral sciences. Founded in 1999, Ebrary is privately held and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It had 2,700 subscribers (mostly libraries) at the end of 2009.
- Emily Walshe and Marilyn Rosenthal, "ebrary" Long Island University Library (2006) online
- University of California, Berkeley, Library. "Getting started with ebrary"