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How-To Use eBooks  

Reading, Downloading, and Printing
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2014 URL: http://guides.lib.wayne.edu/ebooks Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Accessing eBooks




Simultaneous users / Check out period

Format / Can I print out and copy text?

Can I download to a hand-held device?

Books 24x7
  • Unlimited users
  • Read online only

  • Print current view from browser



  • Not available



EBL (Ebook Library)

For Faculty: If the ebook library catalog record contains the annotation DDA and you would like to use the ebook for a course reading, please contact you liaison librarian. The book will need to be permanently added to the collection and a new link generated. Limited simultaneous users.

Some books have limited simultaneous users. Please contact your liaision librarian to discuss using an limited simultaneous titles for course readings.


  • Unlimited for most, some are limited
  • Catalog will indicate when there are limited simultaneous users
  • PDF
  • EBL allows users only to print 20% of a book's content (does not have to be consecutive pages). Only 5% of the book can be copied and pasted. The EBL system tracks this
  • Downloading requires the installation of Adobe Digital Editions 
  • Apple devices require Bluefire Reader.
  •  An Adobe ID username and password (free) is required to transfer EBL ebooks to a Nook. Disappears after loan period ends. Two devices maximum (STL only)
  • Download period varies from 1-21 days.


If you want to download the book for more than 24 hours, you need to make sure you select DOWNLOAD and do not respond yes to any "create a loan" messages while browsing the book.

EbscoHost Ebook Collection

(formerly NetLibrary)

  • One user for most, some have 2 users.
  •  Checkout for 24 hours; exception 2 hours for reserve
  • PDF
  • You can print up to 60 pages, after it has been checked out and downloaded
  • Only for about 25% of the titles, after checking out - disappears after 24 hours.



  • PDF
  • Download Chapter PDF or specified page range permanently.Printing is limited to 40 continuous pages, or a total of 60 pages from a single book, or a complete chapter, whichever is greater. This may vary by book or chapter, per ebrary's particular agreement with the book's publisher
  • You must create an account in ebrary to Download.
  • Download 1 chapter or a limited page range in PDF
  • Downloading entire ebook requires the installation of Adobe Digital Editions (not available for all titles)
  • Apple devices require Bluefire Reader.
  • Checkout and Download entire book to Adobe Digital Editions for 7 days.
  • A maximum of 10 eBooks may be downloaded at one time, per account holder.

Elsevier ScienceDirect Ebooks

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • PDF – no restrictions
  • One chapter at a time
  • No limits, but must download one chapter at a time

Can download book chapters and articles to an e-reader (ePub or MOBI). You need to install the e-reader formats app. Click this link for more information.


Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Unlimited simultaneous users

  • PDF or html
  • One article at a time



  • No limits, but must download one article at a time
  • Can be downloaded to mobile devices



Knovel Library

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • May not have access to all titles and some may have SIM restrictions
  • PDF
  • One chapter at a time
  • No limits, but must download one chapter at a time

Wiley Ebooks

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • PDF
  • One chapter at a time


  • No limits, but must download one chapter at a time





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