Many publishers and vendors of e-books use Digital Rights Management technology to limit copying, printing, and sharing.
Adobe Digital Editions is required for some e-book resources, in order to download an entire e-book (chapters or sections are often available in standard PDF format).
Popular e-content Access is Back and Better than Ever:
UW Libraries is pleased to announce that OverDrive and Libby, our new platform and app for accessing popular e-content are now live! See the Popular Reading, Audiobooks, Magazines, and More tab for more info and our official announcement. We appreciate your patience
UW patrons can access ebooks licensed by UW Libraries on the following platforms:
University Press Scholarship Online (General)
Additionally, the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) provides a centralized listing of freely available academic e-books that can be accessed by anyone at no charge.
UW Libraries purchases e-books as single-user, multiple-user, or unlimited-user titles. Below is a breakdown of potential user limits:
Ebook Central: titles are unlimited use, single-user, three simultaneous users, or 326 uses per year. Please note: ebrary is now a part of Ebook Central.
EBSCOhost: titles are single-user, three simultaneous users, or unlimited use.
OverDrive: all titles are single-user use.