Ebook Central update – Bookshelf data will be reset

Due to a security update with ProQuest Ebook Central all data held in the ‘Bookshelf’ feature of Ebook Central will be lost on Thursday 8th September 2022. 

The Ebook Central Bookshelf holds data on recently viewed books as well as downloads and books saved to the bookshelf to read later.   

The data from the bookshelf can be download as a csv file or can be emailed to yourself in a visual format with clickable links.   

Please ensure you have downloaded any information you need from the bookshelf before 8th September.   

Instructions for saving bookshelf items as a .csv file: 

  • Click on the Bookshelf link at the top right
Image shows a navy coloured rectangle heading on it is written from left to right, Search, Bookshelf, Settings.
  • Click on the area you want to download data from
Screenshot shows a vertical menu, with the heading, Bookshelf. Underneath this there is a list that reads from top to bottom; Downloads & Loans 0, Recently Viewed 10, Annotated Books 1, Saved to Bookshelf, and then a folder underneath this entitled Research which has two items in it. Below this there is an option for New Folder.
  • Click the Export icon
Screenshot shows three icons. From left to right they look like a paper aeroplane (to denote send), then a sheet of paper with a small arrow pointing to the right (to denote export), and finally a speechbox with speechmarks in it. The middle box is outlined in a bold red colour.
  • The file will automatically download to your default download folder.  The exact destination will depend upon your browser settings.  

Instructions for emailing Bookshelf items to yourself: 

  • Click on the Bookshelf link at the top right
Image shows a navy coloured rectangle heading on it is written from left to right, Search, Bookshelf, Settings.
  • Click on the area you want to email data from
Screenshot shows a vertical menu, with the heading, Bookshelf. Underneath this there is a list that reads from top to bottom; Downloads & Loans 0, Recently Viewed 10, Annotated Books 1, Saved to Bookshelf, and then a folder underneath this entitled Research which has two items in it. Below this there is an option for New Folder.
  • Click the Email icon
Screenshot shows three icons. From left to right they look like a paper aeroplane (to denote send), then a sheet of paper with a small arrow pointing to the right (to denote export), and finally a speechbox with speechmarks in it. The first box is outlined in a bold red colour.
  • Add the email address you want to send the items to and click ‘Send Email’