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Ebooks @ Marshall: Ebooks

Ebook Myths

Myth
All ebooks can be downloaded

Publishers may place restrictions on ebooks which prevent them from being downloaded.  Sometimes they allow the whole book to be downloaded and other times you are limited to a certain number of pages.   

Myth
You need an e-reader to view ebooks

Ebooks can be viewed on iPads, smartphones, computers, tablets, or other devices which have the appropriate software.

Myth
All ebooks can be printed

Publishers can limit the number of pages printed from an ebook.

Example: Most ebooks in Ebrary allow a maximum of 60 pages printed per day.  Some publishers though, have set a more restrictive printing limit for their books in Ebrary.

Myth
All ebooks  are free

The library arranges for the purchase and subscription of our e-book collections.  Access is permitted for all current faculty, staff, and students.  Free eblooks are available through other sources.These can complement the MU ebook collections.

Common Ebook File Formats

MU Ebooks

Ebooks from local and regional libraries

Check area public and state-wide libraries for additionial ebook selections. Marshall faculty, staff, and students are eligible to obtain borrowing privileges at the Cabell County Public Library.

Free Public Ebooks

Open Access Textbooks