Copyright applies to e-books too!
You can print and copy from most e-books within certain limits set down by copyright law and our licence agreements.
Some publishers use DRM (digital rights management) technology to limit the amount you can print and copy. You will usually be told what the limits are when you try to print or copy from the e-books.
We also have access to a range of DRM-free e-books. You may legally print or copy one chapter or 10% (whichever is greater) of a DRM-free e-book.
This depends on the DRM (Digital Rights Management) employed by the e-book provider, as well as the file formats your e-reader is compatible with.
You cannot download e-books from EBSCOHost or O'Reilly Learning to any e-reader, due to the DRM in place.
Content from our DRM-free providers can be downloaded to and read on any device compatible with PDFs. This is the only way to read content on a Kindle, as we cannot purchase content in the proprietary Kindle format.
As well as DRM-free PDFs, some publishers also offers content in EPUB format, which is the preferred format for many e-readers, except Kindle.
BlueFire and Acrobat Digital Edition are common e-readers for books in ePub format.
Yes! Many of our e-books can be downloaded for reading later: