We will be upgrading our MyiLibrary ebook portal to the new Ebook Central on 28th March 2018. This will improve the way ebooks on this portal are accessed but will give added benefits including:
In order to prepare for this platform change please be aware of the following:
Users’ Bookshelves Need to be Re-Created.
Users’ bookshelves will not be migrated. The first time you access Ebook Central, you will be prompted to create an Ebook Central including access credentials. Once you log in, you will need to create new bookshelves. It may be worth printing your bookshelf list before the platform change if you want to rebuild it quickly on Ebook Central.
Notes, Bookmarks and Highlights
Users’ who used the bookmarking and highlighting features on MyiLibrary will lose those indications in their ebooks after the platform change. However, notes can be preserved using the following instructions.
How to preserve your MyiLibrary notes
Your ebooks will transfer to Ebook Central, but if you used the bookmarking and highlighting features on MyiLibrary, you will lose those indications in your ebooks after the upgrade. However, your notes can be preserved in books you’ve read online (not in books you’ve downloaded). Here’s how to preserve notes before your library upgrades to Ebook Central:
Step 1: Log in to MyiLibrary.
Step 2: Select “My Account” at the top of the home page, then “Notes” from the drop-down menu. You will see the list of books that have annotated notes.
Step 3: Select the titles from which you want to preserve your notes.
Step 4: Choose to either print your notes or email them to yourself. If you choose to email your notes, you will receive an HTML-based message from firstname.lastname@example.org that includes the book titles, the page numbers associated with your notes, and the note titles. Also included will be a link to each note page in MyiLibrary, although these links will not be valid once the Ebook Central upgrade is complete.
Access to Liverpool University Press Journals
Online Journals published by Liverpool University Press, including The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, will not be supported by Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 or 10 from 31 January 2018. To prevent losing access simply upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 or use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Access to Westlaw and Literature Online
If you are encountering problems logging on to the above databases, please follow the advice on the crib sheets below:
MyResearch accounts are now available on the ProQuest Government Platform. Please instruct your researchers to move their MyArchive account over to a new MyResearch account. Instructions for moving saved searches and documents from your MyArchive to your MyResearch account can be found here. Dual platform access will be available through September to allow researchers time to make the change. We also encourage you to check out the great enhancements to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers on the ProQuest Government Platform via our helpful LibGuide and on the HCPP Support Centre Landing Page.
With effect from January 1st 2016, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 8. The most recent IE browser version will however be supported along with the latest version of Chrome of Firefox.
Please contact email@example.com or ask at the Student Support Points if you need any further assistance.
Please access Online Library using the link on the Library webpages. Alternatively, if accessing Online Library via ‘MyHope’, use Firefox or Internet Explorer instead of Chrome.
It’s a good idea to clear your computer’s cookies, cache and saved preferences, as these have sometimes been the cause of error messages.
To do this in:
Go to Tools and select ‘clear recent history’. Tick everything and choose the timeframe to clear (e.g. a day), then click ‘clear now’.
Go to Tools, and select ‘Internet Options’. Under Browsing History select ‘delete’. Tick everything, then click ‘delete’.
Click on the spanner icon and select ‘Settings’. Click ‘show advanced settings’ and under Privacy choose ‘clear browsing data’. Tick everything and choose the timeframe to clear (e.g. a day), then click ‘clear browsing data’.
Close the browser and then re-enter the online resources.
A small number of students are having problems linking to the full text of an article when using Internet Explorer 9; you might want to try using Firefox or Chrome.
If you are still having problems, call the Library on 0151 291 2079 (ground floor Subject Support Point) or 0151 291 2007 (first floor Subject Support Point).
‘E-Books on EBSCO’ and ‘MyiLibrary’ e-books are accessed via the Internet, so can be accessed from Online Library on any internet-enabled device.
Some books are in pdf format, so you will need to download a pdf file reader in order to view them (e.g. Adobe Reader).
E-Books from our collections cannot be read on an Amazon Kindle.
Check out the guides or get help from Library staff
Please click on this link to see further information about the changes.
If you need any further assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org