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.
These ebooks are restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, so accessing full text requires authenticating through Off Campus Sign In.
Downloading EBL ebooks requires Adobe Digital Editions. Printing is restricted to 20% of each ebook, and copying 5%.
Any Adobe Digital Editions compatible device, including iOS, Android, Nook, and Sony Reader. (Individual pages saved as PDFs can be read on Kindles.)
June 15, 2012
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:
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