Answered By: Jason Shea
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2016     Views: 73

E-books available through Regent Library can be checked out (usually for the purpose of downloading) for a variable time period. The exact length of checkout will depend on the e-book provider. For example, with EBSCO you can check out a book for up to 7 days, but with ebrary you can check it out for 14 days. You will likely need to create an account with the e-book provider in order to download the book.

You may need special software to view a downloaded copy of your e-book because of the file format. With EBSCO and ebrary, for example, you need to download Adobe Digital Editions (.ascm format). A notification regarding software requirements will be present when you attempt to download the book.

After your check out period has expired the e-book file you've downloaded will no longer work.

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