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Accessing Ebooks

You will likely run across electronic resources in your search for books. In order to view these from off campus, you will need to connect to the VPN or proxy server.

You can access the ebook from the search results page as seen below.

 

If you open a catalog record from the search results screen, you will find the link to the ebook in the green, "Get it Online" box.

Printing from Ebooks

Printing from Ebooks

The Library has access to a number of different ebook subscriptions, and printing or downloading will vary based on the subscription. Below are the policies for the three most common ebook platforms.

Platform Login Required? Can more than one person access the same book? Online
Reading Time
Print, Copy and/or Save Pages? Download the Entire Book to Your Mobile Device or Computer for Offline Reading?
EBL UCSD email username and password required. No. All titles are multi-user, so no "one-at-a-time" limits. 24 hours.

Can print up to 20% of a book.

Can save up to 20% of the book as a PDF.

Can copy and paste up to 5% of book.

For 24 hours.
ebrary To access some features, but not required. Most titles are limited to one user at a time. Until you logout or close the browser.

Can print 40 continuous pages; total of 60 from single book.

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).

A few publishers have set more restrictive limits on downloading and printing.

If the record in Roger says "Limited to one user at a time," the ebook cannot be downloaded.

A small number of titles can be downloaded for 7 or 14 days, though some publishers allow no downloading.

EBSCO To access some features, but not required. Most titles are limited to one user at a time. Until you "close" the ebook in the viewer.

Can print up to 60 pages, or email them to open as a PDF.

Actual number of pages varies by publisher.

Some can be downloaded for 24 hours.