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eBooks: Using eBooks

This guide is designed to provide information on eBooks from finding them to technical requirements for reading them.

Please note: eBook providers are not all the same. The information provided below is general and varies depending on our agreement with the provider.

Borrowing
  • borrowing periods vary
  • number of eBooks you can borrow at one time varies
  • some ebooks are single user only while some allow multiple users to access them; this is sometimes indicated in the catalog record or in the eBook display
  • some eBook providers require that you create a personal account to borrow
  • For more detail about particular vendors see eBook Collections
Downloading
  • download up to 60 pages as PDF without checking out the book (some publishers have more restrictions)
  • some vendors allow you to download entire books using Adobe Digital Editions (free online)
  • some eBook providers require that you create a personal account to download
  • most eBooks are compatible with eReaders (Nook, iPad, Kindle, Sony eReaders, etc.)
  • For more detail about particular vendors see eBook Collections
Printing
  • print up to 60 pages without checking out the book (some publishers have more restrictions)
  • For more detail about particular vendors see eBook Collections
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