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eBooks @ ITE Library Frequently Asked Questions

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1.    What is an eBook?
An eBook is a digital book that can be downloaded and read on a computer or a portable device.

 

2.    How to login into eBooks?
All eBook collections are accessible via IP authentication. You can access the collection without login in as long as you are within ITE campus.

 

3.    How to find an eBook title?
You can type the title, author’s name or keywords onto the search box available at the top of the homepage of each eBook collection. Alternatively, you can search by browsing through the categories or collections. You can also search for the title in our Library portal keyword search box.

 

4.    What are the types of eBook format?
Our eBooks are available in PDF, HTML & EPUB formats.

 

5.    Can I download eBooks into my handheld device?
Yes, eBooks can be downloaded into PC, Mac, and iOS/ Android devices. 

 

1.    Why do I see a login screen when I am at ADL?
Each ADL session lasts for 2 hours. Once the 2 hours is up, you will see a login screen which will prompt you for User Name & Password.

 

2.    What can I do if I see the login in screen at ADL?
Exit the screen, go back to Library portal and click on the ADL link to launch a new ADL session.

 

3.    Do I need special software or hardware to read eBooks?
All you need is your PC, laptop or hand held device and the free Reader software that supports Adobe DRM. 

 

4.    What is DRM?
DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It is a method to prevent unauthorised copying and distribution of copyrighted content.

 

5.    What are the free Reader software available for download?

eReader Windows Mac iOS Android Cost

Adobe Digital Editions

Free

Bluefire*

  Free

Myebooks

    Free

Aldiko

    Free

              

 

 

 

 

 

 


6.    The eBook I downloaded from Alkem Digital Library isn’t PDF or EPUB as indicated, but is an .acsm file. Why?
The Adobe DRM protects eBooks before they are being downloaded to the device as .acsm file. To open the file in this format, simply install Adobe Digital Editions or other eBook reader which supports Adobe DRM. The actual eBook will be downloaded to your device.

 

7.    Will I be able to view my eBooks offline using the eBook Reader for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?
Yes, once the book is downloaded into your mobile device, you can read them offline during the loan period.

 

8.    Can I print or copy my eBook?
Yes, but please refer to Copyright Guide.

With regards to printing, this is subject to the license user agreement terms spelt out in the individual eBook service providers. Refer to the Copyright Guide under Question C10 for more details. 

As for copying, make use of the citation tools which are available in each eBook database to acknowledge the original author and source. Users must take note that substantial copying – a matter of both quantity and quality – is not allowed. Refer to the Copyright Guide for more information. 

 

9.    How many eBooks can I borrow?
For ADL, there is a loan limit of 10 Online Reading and 10 Checkout (loans) per session.

 

10.    Do I need to return my eBook?
For ADL, the loan period for the eBook downloaded is 14 days and it will automatically be returned once the due date is up. 

 

11.    Can users borrow or download eBooks which are on loan?
For ADL, if an eBook title is on loan to another user, you are not able to borrow or download the eBook. However, you can click on the Alert Me! button to reserve.

 

1.    How many eBooks can I borrow?
There is no limit to the number of eBooks you can borrow under GVRL.

 

2.    Do I need to return my eBook?
For all ITE staff and students, there is no due date for GVRL eBooks downloaded.

 

3.    Can users borrow or download eBooks which are on loan?
Yes, all GVRL eBooks have unlimited simultaneous access by any users at any one time. 

 

1.    How many eBooks can I borrow?
There is no limit to the number of eBooks you can borrow under MHAE.

 

2.    Do I need to return my eBook?
For all ITE staff and students, there is no due date for MHAE eBooks downloaded.

 

3.    Can users borrow or download eBooks which are on loan?
Yes, all MHAE eBooks have unlimited simultaneous access by any users at any one time.

 

4.    Can I download eBooks into my handheld device?
Yes, MHAE eBooks can be downloaded into PC, Mac, and iOS/ Android devices. Users need to create an account & sign in to the account before any download.

 

5.     Where can I create an account to download MHAE eBooks?
On the MHAE eBook main page

 

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