Answered By: Bruce Jensen
Last Updated: May 20, 2015     Views: 343

The ebrary collection supports several download options and printing options:

Downloads
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You can download a segment of a book (60 pages or fewer) as a PDF to keep; alternatively, you can choose to download a single chapter. If the chapter's length exceeds 60 pages, you'll get an error message—in that case, select a 60-page range from the chapter in the Download dialog.

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To download an entire book, you need to be signed in to your ebrary account (using the link in the upper right-hand corner of any ebrary screen). This is because you're essentially borrowing the book, and loans are regulated: you can have up to ten entire books at any given time.

The loan period is one week or two weeks, depending on the book, but you can return a book early to clear it from your account.

To read and manage such a download you must have the free Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer. You can transfer the file to an Android or iOS device (but not a Kindle) by following these instructions.

Printing
You can print 60 pages or fewer of an ebrary book. The print dialog is accessible via the InfoTools button at left on the ebrary toolbar. Another way to print from ebrary is to create a PDF as outlined above and then print the PDF.

  • The EBSCO (formerly NetLibrary) ebook collection also imposes a 60-page printing limit. Downloading is not possible with this collection.
  • The enormous Dissertations & Theses database, which contains more than a million book-length documents, facilitates downloading and of course printing of the PDFs that comprise the collection.

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