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How to download e-books to e-readers: How many people can view an eBook at one time

How many people can view an eBook at any one time

eBooks usually have one of three levels of access:

  • 1 user - 1 person may view the ebook at any one time
  • 3 user/multi user – Up to 3/other specificed number of people will be able to view the eBook at any one time  
  • Unlimited user – The eBook can be viewed by any amount of people at the same time

A note of which level of access an eBook has is displayed in different places depending on the publisher, however, the most common place that access level is indicated is shown below. 

Library Catalogue

Ebsco eBook

Ebook Central eBook