Q. How do I download an e-book? Can I download an entire e-book?
The ability to download a library e-book depends on a vendor. Some vendors allow downloading PDFs of individual chapters which may be kept for permanent use. They may also offer a low-cost option for ordering a print version of a book.
Other vendors allow downloading an entire e-book to support offline reading, but only for a limited period of time. After this loan period expires, the user may download this e-book again.
Finally, certain vendors (e.g., Safari) don’t allow downloading at all; only online use.
Some databases require Adobe Digital Editions software to be installed on a computer in order to download their e-books; or BlueFire Reader app for downloading on mobile devices. To download EBSCO e-books, you need to create a free EBSCO account.
Use the links below to explore downloading and printing tips for different UTSA e-book collections.
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