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Answered By Library Staff
Last Updated: May 08, 2020     Views: 62

See this FAQ on how to find ebooks

Once you find an ebook, depending on the database the ebook is coming from, you might be able to download it. This counts as a "check out." We have ebooks of many file formats (HTML, EPUB, PDF, etc.). 

Unless specific permissions or access is granted through the publisher or database, or unless the ebook is Open Access/Public Domain, the ebook cannot (or should not) be downloaded. The entire ebook cannot usually be printed because of copyright protection. To print some ebooks requires circumvention, which could be illegal. 

Comments (2)

  1. Can the e-book be loaded onto a zip drive or other device?
    Can I print it out?
    by victoria.wisdom on Apr 21, 2015.
  2. Many of our ebooks allow for downloading to a device using special software. Setup for the software depends on the ebook and your device. Instructions when you attempt to check out/download an ebook will appear as you attempt. Some ebooks allow for downloading of portions, but zip files are not typical for library ebooks.

    Many ebooks found free online, such as ones in the public domain, might allow for the file to be downloaded as a zip.
    by Amanda Ross on Aug 01, 2019.