Acessibility in eBrary - E-Books Collection

If you use assistive technologies such as screen readers, ebrary offers accessibility mode for ease of navigation. In accessibility mode, some display pages show more or less detail, and check boxes have been adjusted for ease of use.

To turn on accessibility mode in eBrary

[Please note that you first have to login to you personal Athens account]
  1. Go to the site and click **My Settings** in the top right corner.
  2. With the Settings tab selected (the default), scroll down to Choose your accessibility mode.
  3. Click the Display pages in accessibility mode check box.
  4. Click Set Preferences

Accessibility mode results in a number of changes that are not explicitly highlighted in this Help system.

Changes to advanced search, the Search page, and the Bookshelf are most noticeable.
If you need a screen reader enabled for ebrary QuickView, please either come to the library and ask the librarian on duty, or email your request to

The Search page has been organized for easy navigation. Instead of buttons for adding search fields, it offers the following preset fields:
  • Three text fields which default to a Text and Key field, a Subject field, and a Title field. Each field is user selectable. For example, you could change the first field to Title and the second field to Author or Publisher.
  • A number field that defaults to Dewey Decimal Number but can be changed to ISBN, LC Call Number, or Publication Year.
  • A set of check boxes for Document Type, Document Language, and Collection.

The bookshelf contains a list of numbered folders. You can reorder folders using the numbers and assign documents to folders by specifying the document numbers.

To add a document to a folder in your bookshelf:

  1. Add the document to your bookshelf.

In Quickview, click Add to My Bookshelf or annotate the book with a note.

In an ebrary reader, choose InfoTools > Add To Bookshelf or annotate the book with a note.
  1. Click the Bookshelf tab.
  2. Click the File this book button to the right of the document title.
  3. Select the check box that files the book and all its annotations, or select one or more check boxes for filing individual annotations, then select the check box for the folder or folders to which you want to move the selection and click Move

To remove a book from a folder

  • Tab to the red check box next to the book and select it.

To reorder folders:

  1. In the Bookshelf tab, change one or more numbers in the boxes to the left of the folder name.
  2. Click Reorder folders.