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Major E-Book Platforms


EBL

  • Login Required?: UBIT username and password required.
  • Can more than one person access the same book?: Yes. All titles are multi-user or unlimited user.
  • Online Reading Time: 24 hours (can refresh).

Ebrary

  • Login Required?: To access some features, but not required.
  • Can more than one person access the same book?: Titles are either limited to one user at a time or are multi-user (based on publisher)
  • Online Reading Time: Until you logout or close the browser (may re-open any title 24/7).
  • Print, Copy and/or Save Pages?: Can print 40 continuous pages; total of 60 from single book, depending on publisher. Can create an image PDF of chapter or range of up to 60 pages. Can copy up to 60 pages from single book (text only) depending on publisher. A few publishers have set more restrictive limits on downloading and printing.
  • Download the Entire Book to Your Mobile Device or Computer for Offline Reading?: A small number of titles can be downloaded for 7 or 14 days, though some publishers allow no downloading.

EBSCO

  • Login Required?: To access some features, but not required.
  • Can more than one person access the same book?: Varies (user number is set by publisher).
  • Online Reading Time: Until you "close" the ebook in the viewer (may re-open any title 24/7).
  • Print, Copy and/or Save Pages?: Can print up to 60 pages, or email them to open as a PDF. Actual number of pages varies by publisher.
  • Download the Entire Book to Your Mobile Device or Computer for Offline Reading?: Some can be downloaded for 24 hours.