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    EBL ebooks
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EBL ebooks

EBL ebooks are licensed for use by current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, and require authentication through Off Campus Sign In whenever you access full text, even while on campus. Adobe Digital Editions is required to read downloaded EBL ebooks.

You can print up to 20% of the pages of any ebook. You can copy/paste an additional 5% of the pages of any ebook. Your copying and printing allowances for the current ebook are shown on the reader toolbar.

Virginia Tech Libraries has a small number of ebooks on the EBL ebooks platform. Ebooks display as PDFs and some offer read aloud capabilities. Subject areas cover all fields, including works of fiction.



These ebooks can be downloaded in PDF and increasingly in EPUB format for 1-7 days.

Access restrictions

These ebooks are restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, so accessing full text requires authenticating through Off Campus Sign In.

Digital Rights Management

Downloading EBL ebooks requires Adobe Digital Editions. Printing is restricted to 20% of each ebook, and copying 5%.

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Any Adobe Digital Editions compatible device, including iOS, Android, Nook, and Sony Reader. (Individual pages saved as PDFs can be read on Kindles.)


  • Bibliographic-level indexing in Summon
  • Title-level linking in Get VText


June 15, 2012


restricted resource Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff. Use Off Campus Sign In if not on the campus network.
licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access Resource is licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access. Use Alumni Library Portal Sign In to access.
freely accessible database Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction
mobile interface Mobile interface available, see description for link.
Screencast tutorial available Screencast tutorial available, icon linked to list.
Contents in summon Contents of this database are in Summon.
get VText Resource provides Get VText links to access full text.
Digital Rights Management Digital Rights Management system in place
Digital Rights Management No Digital Rights Management system in place
Copyable Able to be copied
Printable Able to be printed
Digital Rights Management Downloadable
gold open access - publishing Resource provides open access publishing opportunities and open access publications.
get VText Resource provides self archiving opportunities and open access documents.

Many of our ebooks are available as PDFs and this format is supported by many ebook readers. Here's a chart listing the capabilities of several major e-reader devices. Some of our downloadable ebooks use Abobe Digital Editions to set expiration periods; here's a list of compatible devices.We do not provide support for loading ebooks onto your device.

We recommend these apps for reading most of our downloadable ebooks:

Looking for help with your ereader? Here's some books from our collection:


NOTE: Most items obtained from this page are subscribed to by the library and accessible only to Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.
WARNING: The abuse of Virginia Tech licensed online resources by such means as systematic downloading violates the university's acceptable use policy, jeopardizes Tech's future access to resources, and is prohibited.