On most ebrary sites, ebrary now offers the following two download options for offline access to ebrary content via computer:
- Create an image PDF of a specific chapter or page range
Learn more: http://support.ebrary.com/?p=655
- Same page limits as for printing
- Accessible on most computers and devices, including the Kindle
- Additional (free) software is typically not needed
- Files do not expire
- We’ve recently improved the image quality of our image PDFs. The tradeoff is that we needed to add a watermark. This is consistent with the approach used by other ebook providers when an unsecured PDF is provided
- Download an entire book as a temporary ebook
Learn more: http://support.ebrary.com/?p=687
- Accessible on most computers and devices, but not the Kindle or Kobo Vox
- Up to 10 documents at a time per patron
- By default, full-document downloading is only available for multi-user documents (not single-user-only documents), but admins can override this setting
- Multi-user documents can be full-document downloaded for 14 days*
- If allowed, single-user-only documents can be full-document downloaded for 7 days*
- Loaned documents cannot be full-document downloaded (even if your site allows it for single-user titles)
- Some publishers prohibit full-document downloading of their documents. See here for a list.
* These download periods are currently not configurable. Users can return documents early.
Note: Both types of downloading are triggers for Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA). Loaned documents cannot be full-document downloaded.
Check out more of our Knowledge Base articles under the “Download” category.