Answered By: Erin Owens
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2016     Views: 71

Maybe, to some extent! It depends entirely on the book and what permissions the publisher has allowed. Please understand that the permissions for any given book are not controlled by the library, so we cannot provide you with any extra permissions.

Most library ebooks WILL ALLOW you to print or download a portion of the book. The size of this portion varies, depending on the total length of the book, the publisher, etc. When you're reading the ebook, look for a Print or Save button. After you click that button, the system should clearly show you how many pages total you are allowed to print or save. As you begin to print chapters or pages, it will keep track of how many pages remain in your total allowance.


Most library ebooks do not allow printing from beginning to end. This is because of copyright protections imposed by the publisher who licenses the book for our library to use.  

Most library ebooks also do now allow downloading the entire book for you to keep. Some books will display a Download button, but this is more like a checkout: it's just a temporary download so that you can read the book without an Internet connection. When the checkout period expires, the ebook file will disappear from your device.

A handful of library ebooks (primarily from specific publishers in specific disciplines) do allow whole chapters to be downloaded as PDFs that you can permanently keep. However this will not be the most common experience.

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