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Ebooks @ WSU Libraries

This guide describes ebook resources available through WSU Libraries and how to access and download them.

Compatible Devices and Downloading/Printing

All ebooks can be read online in your Web browser on your PCs, laptops, and mobile devices. However, you may wish to download an ebook for off-line viewing.  Downloaded ebooks temporarily reside on your device making them readily available 24/7. Some ebooks allow only one user at a time so the ebook is all yours while checked out to you. When you download an ebook, you may be prompted to select a loan/borrow/checkout time period for the book. Your access to the book is guaranteed during this period, and when the book is "due" it will automatically disappear from your device.

The following table summarizes information about devices that are compatible with selected ebook collections as well as options for printing and downloading. 

For specific instructions for downloading ebooks directly to mobile devices and downloading ebooks to a computer and then transferring them to mobile devices go to the tab on the left:  Specific Downloading Instructions.

Collection

Compatible Devices
for Downloading

Downloading
Restrictions

Printing
Restrictions

Special Notes

ACLS Humanities E-Books

 

No downloading 

Only allows printing for 3 pages at a time 

 

APA Ebooks

PCs, laptops, any devices that  can be used with Adobe Digital Editions such as Nook and Sony. Need Bluefire Reader for direct downloading to iOS, Android devices, and Kindle Fire.

Download chapter by chapter in PDF.

Can be printed chapter by chapter in PDF.

 

 Books 24/7           (Finance Pro/ITPro)

 

 No downloading

Only allows printing 1 page at a time

 

eBook Collection (Ebscohost)

PCs, laptops, any devices that can be used with Adobe Digital Editions such as Nook and Sony. Need Bluefire Reader for direct downloading to iOS, Android devices, and Kindle Fire.

In general, entire ebook may be downloaded.

Create free account. During download process, choose 1-7 day checkout.

Up to 60 pages can be printed or saved.

Two video tutorials:Downloading Ebsco ebooks 
Ebooks on your iPAD

Ebsco support: How to Download Ebooks to Devices

EBook Library (EBL)

PCs, laptops, any devices that can be used with Adobe Digital Editions such as Nook and Sony. Need Bluefire Reader for direct downloading to iOS, Android devices, and Kindle Fire.

In general, entire ebook may be downloaded.

During download process, choose loan period (1-3 days). Can download as either PDF or ePUB.

Up to 5% of total pages. When downloaded, additional printing restrictions. 

Must login with WSU ID and password both on- and off-campus 

ebrary

PCs, laptops, any devices that can be used with Adobe Digital Editions such as Nook and Sony. Need Bluefire Reader for direct downloading to iOS, Android devices, and Kindle Fire.

If downloadable, entire ebook may be downloaded. 
Create free account.

Two options: 1) up to 60 pages of chapter or page range in PDF or 2) download entire ebook for 7 or 14 days.

Maximum number of pages allowed for printing depends on length of book. To print whole chapter, view a page within the chapter to activate option.

Overview of Download Options (including iPAD, Nook, Adobe Digital Editions) 

IEEE-Wiley eBooks

PCs, laptops, any devices that can be used with Adobe Digital Editions such as Nook and Sony. Need Bluefire Reader for direct downloading to iOS, Android devices, and Kindle Fire.

Download chapter by chapter in PDF.

Can be printed chapter by chapter in PDF.

 

Springer eBooks

PCs, laptops, any devices that can be used with Adobe Digital Editions such as Nook and Sony. Need Bluefire Reader for direct downloading to iOS, Android devices, and Kindle Fire.

Download chapter by chapter in PDF.

Can be printed chapter by chapter in PDF.

 

 

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