Perlego ebooks

Perlego is an online library of books, academic texts and tools that makes education accessible to all. It provides an affordable etextbooks solution for students, learners and instructors, by partnering with publishers and institutions, such as universities and companies. It has a wide range of online books and topics that enhance the learning journey.

You can access Perlego via Blackboard Learn and add any ebook in a content area. To complete this task, follow the steps below:

  • Visit your course and the “eTextbook” menu item or any other content area.
  • Roll over the “Build Content” button and click on “Perlego“. A new tab will open in the web browser that will automatically direct you in the Perlego environment. There will be no need to add any credentials to log in. If by any chance you are asked for credentials, add your email as the username.
  • To find the ebook you are looking for, just type in the search bar its title, ISBN, author, or topic. 
  • Once you locate the ebook you wish to add to your Bb course, click it to select it and then hit “Submit”.
  • You will receive a success message that the content has been added to your course.
  • Close this tab and then refresh the Blackboard page to view the ebook link.
  • Important! In order for the ebook to open, you need to set its link to open in a new window. If you skip this step, you will receive an error page and you will not be able to view the ebook. Thus, Edit the link and in the Web Link Options area choose “Yes” for the “Open in New Window” option. Then, hit Submit.
  • Finally, click on the link to access the ebook.

Note: To learn how to edit the link to open it in a new window, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the arrow button that is beside the title of you book and hit “Edit”.


        2. After that you will go down to the section “WEB LINK OPTIONS” and instead of the “No”  option you will select “Yes”.

      3. Remember to click “Submit” so the changes are going to be saved.