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How will I know if an e-book is unavailable due to use by others?
On occasions when the concurrency limit is reached, a turn away message will display on screen, encouraging you to try again later. We recommend users try to access again after 15 minutes.
How do I know what the access model / concurrent user limit is for each e-book?
BU Library subscribes to multiple e-book platforms .The information will not always be clearly visible before you try to enter the e-book, but if you enter via mySearch, in many cases you will see this detail on the mySearch e-book records.
How long before I am is automatically logged out of an e-book due to inactivity?
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You can keyword search across every page of all e-books in a particular collection.
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If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given permission, you'll be able to view a preview of the book. In some cases you may be able to view the entire text and download it.