Changes to Ebook Central bookshelf

We are changing the way we provide remote access to library resources. If you use Ebook Central, we need you to take some action.

Users of Ebook Central’s bookshelf feature will lose access to their old bookshelf and will get a new empty bookshelf. If you want to retain the contents of your bookshelf you need to do one of two things.

Option one

You can export the contents for your current bookshelf (before 11 July) to a spreadsheet for future reference.

Go to Ebook Central (accessible via the databases AZ list), then:

  1. Click on Bookshelf in the top right of the screen.
  2. Use the Export folder icon to download a file.
  3. Repeat for each of your folders.
Option two

Alternatively, we can arrange to migrate the old bookshelf to your new account, but we will need details of your Ebook Central username from before 11 July and your new username after we move Ebook Central to our new authentication system (wait until after 20 July to find your new username).

To find your username, go to Ebook Central (accessible via the databases AZ list), then:

  1. Go to Settings at the top right of the screen, then Profile.
  2. Copy the string of characters next to EMAIL/USERNAME. It will look something like this: lqMTnMaDpW5rJC3Bmnz3P+XQD6IhvSr.
  3. Send both usernames to and we will arrange for your bookshelves to be merged. This may take several days.

If you don’t have your previous username, we may still be able to locate your bookshelf, especially if you can tell us some of the titles of the books you had saved. Send your new username (find it under Settings -> Profile) and titles, if available, to

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

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