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An e-book is an electronic version of a book that you can access and read through the Libraries, either as a text file or an e-audiobook. Find individual titles listed in the Library Catalog or browse e-book databases.

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Printing Allowance

Library Catalog

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All subject areas (find books from all of our e-book databases below) Varies by platform (see Note below) Varies by platform (see Note below) Varies by platform (see Note below)
eBook Collection All subject areas   One reader at a time Usually a max of 60 pages per e-book; number of available pages displays when you click the printer icon
EBL (Ebook Library) All subject areas none Up to 20% of text
ebrary All subject areas    none Varies - set by publisher
MyiLibrary Liberal Arts, medicine, music and more   none Varies - set by publisher

Note: If you have technical problems with an e-book from any database, check the About page (linked for each database in the guide above) for information about necessary plug-ins, optimal browsers, compatibility with a Mac and more. 

You can get help from a librarian at Ask a Librarian, or contact Paul Rascoe in the PCL Reference and Information Services department at or 512-495-4262 for additional troubleshooting assistance.
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