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Using E-books @ CityU

How much can I download or print?

NOTE: All printing and downloading services of e-resources are covered by copyright law and licensing agreement. CityU staff and students should comply with the conditions of use and licensing restrictions for Library-subscribed e-resources.

This page is updated periodically. Please visit each vendor's web site for the most up-to-date information.

E-book Collection    Downloading?    Printing?    Remarks   

AccessEngineering

 

Yes (see remarks)

Individual chapters in PDF format

Yes (see remarks)

Individual chapters in PDF format

 

Must register for an account and sign in to download & print.

Search guide

Refer to the Terms of use for details.

Apabi eBook

(Chinese e-books)

 

Yes (see remarks)

Loan period depends on the availability of each title.

No

 

Must install Apabi Reader to download.

Notes to access

Bloomsbury Collections  

 

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

 

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

Tutorial 

Cambridge Core. Books  

 

Yes

In PDF format

 

Yes

In PDF format

 

Search guide

EBSCOhost Audiobook Collection  

 

Yes (see remarks)

Audiobooks can be downloaded using the EBSCO Audiobooks App, it can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play.

The loan period is one day.

Not applicable

A personal My EBSCOhost account is required to check out and download audiobooks for offline listening (see the EBSCOhost audiobook tutorial).

EBSCOhost eBook Collection  

 

Yes (see remarks)

Entire book using Adobe Digital Editions.

The loan period is one day.

Yes

Max. 60 pages per book

A personal My EBSCOhost account is required to check out and download e-books for offline reading (see the tutorial on downloading ebooks).

Search guide

Emerald eBook Series

 

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format or in EPUB format using Adobe Digital Editions.

Yes

Max. 60 pages in PDF format per request

Search guide

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies

 

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format or in EPUB format using Adobe Digital Editions.

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format per request

Search guide

Teaching notes (access restricted to teaching staff)

Gale eBooks

(formerly "Gale Virtual Reference Library")

 

Yes

In PDF / HTML format

Yes

In PDF / HTML format

Search guide

Tutorial

HyRead ebook

(Chinese e-books)

 

Depends on the availability of each title. Loan period various by title to title.

 

 

Depends on the availability of each title.

 

 

Must sign in and install HyRead reader to access downloaded e-books.

Search guide

 

iRead eBook

華藝電子書

(Chinese e-books; formerly "airitiBooks")

 

Depends on the availability of each title. Loan period various by title to title.

 

 

Yes - Printing limited various by title to title.

 

 

Must register for an account and sign in to download.

Must install iRead eBook reader to access downloaded e-books.

Search guide

Oxford Scholarship Online

 

Yes

In PDF format

 

Yes

In HTML or PDF format

 

Refer to the Terms of use for details.

Tuturial

ProQuest Ebook Central   

(hosts e-books from the former ebrary, Ebook Central and MyiLibrary platforms)

Depends on the availability of each title. Loan period various by title to title.

Refer to the Book Details pages for the availability of full download and download days.

Adobe Digital Editions is required to download and read e-books.

Yes

Printing limits vary from title to title.

Full download and access to Bookshelf require signing in to a personal Ebook Central account. Users can create an account and should register with their CityU email address.

User guide

Tutorials

PsycBOOKS  

 

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

 

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

Search guide

 

ScienceDirect Books

 

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

User quick start guide

 

SpringerLink eBooks

 

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

Search guide

Taylor & Francis eBooks

 

Yes

Yes

 

Wiley Online Library Books

 

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

Yes

Individual chapters in PDF format

Search guide

Tutorial

SuperStar Digital Library

超星數字圖書館

(Chinese e-books)

 

Yes (see remarks)

Yes (see remarks)

 

Must install SSReader to download or print books (except for printing individual pages).

Must register for an account and sign in to download SuperStar e-books for offline reading using another PC.

search guide

 

Syncing & transferring eBooks

In some cases, you can sync eBooks between multiple devices, or transfer eBooks across devices.

  • Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) supports the syncing of library books. Once you sign in to ADE on all your devices with your Adobe ID, your items will sync automatically.
  • Bluefire Reader does not support syncing. Instead, you can transfer eBooks to another device using the following methods: