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eBooks: FAQs

A guide to accessing and using ebooks available at Monash University

eBooks Quick Guide

  EBL EBSCOhost Ebrary Springer & other publisher eBooks
Do I need a login account? No No to read online only.
Yes to download.
No to read online only.
Yes to download or print, instructions on how to create an account here
No
Is there a loan period? Yes you can  choose loan length, up to 4 days Yes for downloads. 
1, 7, 14 or 28 day loans.
If you can download the whole book , 14 days.
Single user titles can only be read online.
No
Can I print from the ebook?

Yes, Printing is restricted to 20% of each eBook. Instruction on how to print are available here

Note: For Mac users, Firefox does not support printing, use either Chrome or Safari

Yes, Printing is restricted to a maximum of 60 pages each title Yes, Printing is restricted to 40 pages of any one title Yes
Can I download it? Yes Yes, if you have created an account and are signed in. Not available for all eBooks Yes, if you have created an account and are signed in Yes, can download one chapter at a time as pdf
Do I need special software to download onto my computer or laptop?

Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe ID

Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe ID

Ebsco account

Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe ID

Ebrary account

No
Do I need special software to download onto my mobile device?

Bluefire Reader

Adobe ID

Bluefire Reader

Adobe ID

Ebsco account

Bluefire Reader

Adobe ID

Ebrary account

Bluefire Reader

Adobe ID

Can I email it to myself? You can email the eBook link Yes No No
Can I cut and paste from the online preview? Yes, copying is restricted to 5% of each eBook No Yes Yes