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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2022     Views: 9

That depends!  eBook Collection (EBSCO) and Ebook Central (Proquest) eBooks can be read page-by-page on a browser without downloading.  OverDrive requires downloading to your computer or mobile device. The benefits of downloading an eBook are:

  • You can read the eBook even if you're not connected to the internet.
  • You can read the eBook on many different devices.
  • If the eBook has restrictions on the number of users who can view it at any given time, downloading an eBook means that it will be available to you throughout the checkout period.