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eBooks at the Law Library  

This guide, created by the librarians at UMBC, goes over how to find and use eBooks.
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Borrowing eBooks Print Page

Borrowing Information

TMLL has purchased access to a variety of ebook titles from a variety of providers.  Each provider has their own stipulations as to loan periods, downloads of books to handheld devices and percentage of printing allowed. (See the table below for provider information).  Downloads will expire at the end of the loan period when the Digital Rights Management (DRM) will automatically delete the download.  Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is required to download EBL ebooks for reading offline and for transferring books to e-readers (please note this is not the same as Adobe Acrobat Reader).

  • TMLL ebooks can be viewed or read on any computer.
  • You can only download TMLL ebooks to a personal PC or laptop.
  • Access for downloading ebooks is not available from public computers on the TMLL campus.
  • Ebooks downloaded to computers can then be further downloaded to ereaders for easier reading. See eBook Readers for more details.
  • TMLL ebooks cannot be placed on hold or recalled.
  • TMLL ebooks cannot be renewed, however once the due date expires you may be able check the book out again.
  • Online tools allow you to:
    • bookmark
    • make notes
    • cut and paste
    • create permalinks
    • cite and export to a bibliographic management software
    • email
    • search

eBook Provider Information


loan period

download allowed

pages allowed to print

number of uses

number of simultaneous users

download is available

EBL DDA 7 days    yes copy - 5%, print-20%, per user/per title 325 uses per year single for loan period
NetLibrary package 2 hours yes 60 pages no limit    single for loan period

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