The Ebrary ebook platform will be replaced by Ebook Central. Access to ebooks on Ebook Central will basically be the same as before. No registration is required for reading an ebook. Registration or authentification is only required for specific actions such as printing, chapter download, markings, or additions to the personal bookshelf.
If you have already set up a user account with Ebrary, you should keep your login details (username / e-mail address). At a later stage, the two accounts will be merged, so that, for example, stored markings in ebook titles or the Bookshelf can be migrated from Ebrary to Ebook Central.
In Ebook Central there is no possibility of external access via Shibboleth. Page limits are specified with each individual title