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Q: Can I print selected pages from a downloaded eBook?

A : Yes you may. However, the number of pages allowed for printing varies on different platforms ....

Q: Can I download an e-book?

A : Most eBooks are available for download or use online. Certain eBook platforms may allow ....

Q. How do I search and access / download ebooks in OneSearch?

A : Search using library OneSearch and limit Source type to eBooks ....

Q. Why do I get a message that says “Sorry, this Book is in use” when I try to access an ebook?

Some ebook platforms only allow limited number of users to view an ebook at the same time The message indicates the maximum number of users had reached ....

eBooks @ a glance

Platform User account required? Can I print/copy?  Can I download?  eReader Required? Can I highlight/ annotate? Does it support concurrent users?
EBSCO eBooks Yes Yes, up to 60 pages, depending on individual publisher-specified limits Yes, 1-3 days (depending on access model) Yes, Adobe Digital Editions or BlueFire Reader Yes Varies by title. Depends on the number of user license acquired by the Library
Elsevier eLibrary  Yes Yes, 2 pages at a time  Yes, loan period is usually 16 days  Yes, Elsevier eLibrary Reader  Yes 3  concurrent users
Knovel No Yes, limit to 15% of a book at any one time Yes, limit to 15% of a book at any one time No No Unlimited users
Proquest eBook Central No Yes, print limit is indicated in the detail page. Yes, Textbooks/Supplementary texts: 1 day
General Reading: 7,14 or 21 days (users can choose loan period options)
Yes, Adobe Digital Editions or BlueFire Reader Yes Unlimited, 3 users or 1 user, depending on the availability and the access model acquired by the Library
ScienceDirect No Yes Yes No No Unlimited users
SpringerLink No Yes Yes No No Unlimited users
Taylor and Francis eBooks No Yes Yes. No No Unlimited users
VitalSource Yes 2 to 10 pages, depending on individual publisher-specified limits Yes, 1 day Yes, VitalSource Bookshelf Yes 1 or 2 users
Wiley Online Library No Yes, Yes No No Unlimited users