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Arboretum Library: E-Books for 9th Graders Studying Plants

The Arboretum Library contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, California native plant life, environmental issues, and some agriculture as these subjects relate to the plants native to and planted in Southern California.

E-Books for High School Students Interested in Plants & Mushrooms

How to Search for E-Books

You can search and browse our E-book collection using the Arboretum Library Catalog. Arboretum Library E-Books are available for check out to Los Angeles Foundation Members only. You can join today or use the ID number on your current membership card prefaced by the letters "LA" to login to ebrary.

In the Arboretum Library Catalog select search options to limit your search:

  1. Below Simple Search or Advanced Search click Options selected! 
  2. Under Limit/view search results click Select Media or Select Collections
  3. Mark the E-Books box and then search your favorite subject.
  4. Choose your favorite E-Book record.  In the middle of the record the is a URL following the label Electronic Location/Access.  The URL contains "ebookcentral".
  5.  Click the URL.
  6. At the paywall/splashscreen type your Arboretum membership number with the letters "LA" in front of it, i.e., LA99999999999.

Once you have reached the Proquest Ebook Central site there are many ways to view or download the E-Book.  The two easiest are to "View Online" and "Download Chapter."  If you want to download the entire book the circulation period is 7 days. There is more help listed below.

How to download E-books using ebrary :

ebrary Videos on YouTube

View LibGuide

View ebrary Support Center


If you have any further questions please contact the Librarian,Susan Eubank,, or leave a message at 626-821-3213.

If you are a brand new member and want to use the e-books, you can call our Membership office at 626.821.3233, seven days a week, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. PDT or to get a temporary membership number.