Student reading an e-book from Linnaeus University Library

E-books

The University Library buys e-books from several different suppliers. Loan periods and printing regulations may vary from one e-book to another, depending on the supplier. However, all our e-books are available for online reading and many can be downloaded to your own computer, tablet or smartphone for limited periods of time. Here you can read about some of the suppliers’ regulations on for example printing and downloading.

e-book central

EBSCO e-book Collection

e-book central

Link to e-book central

Access

For home use, logging in with your Lnu account is required. Most e-books can be used by an unlimited number of users while some only can be read by a one or three users at a time

Downloading

Most titles are available for download, this information is noted at the respective titles. Downloading books requires an e-book central account. You can borrow the book up to 3 days. In order to read a downloaded book you need the program Adobe Digital Editions for computers or Aldiko or Bluefire reader for smartphones or tablets.

Printing

When reading online you may print or copy a certain number of pages. You can see the number of pages allowed by the respective titles.

Further information

You may take notes and add bookmarks to your document. You can even save the document on your bookshelf. In order to use these functions you need an e-book central account.

For further instructions go to e-book central's own support center. 

EBSCO e-book collection

Link to EBSCO e-book Collection

Access

For home use, logging in with your Lnu account is required. Most e-books can only be read online by one or three persons at a time. If the book is occupied by another patron you can make a reservation and will gain access to the book when it becomes available.

Downloading

A limited number of books are available for download. This information is noted at the respective titles. Downloading books requires an EBSCO account. You can borrow the book up to 3 days. In order to read a downloaded book you need the program Adobe Digital Editions for computers or Aldiko or Bluefire reader for smartphones or tablets.

Printing

Usually you are allowed to download or print a maximum of 60 pages from a given e-book. However, some publishers do not allow that much printing. In order to print the required pages you have to begin by saving them in PDF by choosing "Save pages" in the "Tools" menu.

Further information

By using "Tools" you will have access to citation tools, making notes, the option of saving in your own folder, etc. In order to be able to save in your own folder or save notes you have to create an EBSCO account. To create an account click "Sign in" and then choose "Create a new account".

For further instructions, go to EBSCO’s own support center