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Answered By: Michael Pujals
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2014     Views: 39

An ebrary document downloaded as an e-book in Adobe Digital Editions is only available to you on a temporary basis.

Multi-user document = 14 days

If your ebrary site has multi-user access to an ebrary document, your downloaded e-book of that document will be accessible for 14 days.  Note, all ebrary documents in subscription collections on your site are multi-user.

After the designated access time (14 days), the .pdf file will remain on your computer or device, but it will become unreadable (think Mission Impossible’s self destruct timer ticking away).  Once it times out, you might want to delete the (unreadable) file to avoid confusion.

Returning a downloaded e-book
You don’t need to return an ebrary downloaded e-book.  But since you can only have ten ebrary documents downloaded as e-books at a time, you might want to return an e-book early so you can download others.  And returning a single-user-only downloaded e-book will make it once again available to others on your ebrary site.  Early returns of downloaded e-books are done through Adobe Digital Editions, or an app (such as BlueFire) on your device.  Returns may take up to an hour to be recognized on your ebrary site.

Note: creating an image PDF of a chapter or page range gives permanent access.

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