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Download Library E-books: Ebook Database Chart

This guide is for users of the NSU libraries to identify databases that carry downloadable materials and to learn how to download the materials to various devices.

Ebook Database Information Table for NSU

Database Name How Much is Downloadable? How Long is the checkout for? Is there an app for this database?
cloudLibrary Contains eBooks and eAudiobooks. Limit 5 checkouts. 21 Days Yes.
ABC CLIO The eBooks are NOT downloadable. You can print some pages though. N/A No.

eBook Central


You can download the entire book or chapters in PDF format. Up to 14 Days Yes.
eBook Collections (EBSCO) The majority of eBooks are downloadable and you can download the entire book.  Varies depending on the ebook. Between 3 Hours and 7 Days. No.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) You can download PDFs of chapters of the eBooks in GVRL N/A Yes. Gale has an access my library app.
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) You can download PDFs of chapters of some of the eBooks. N/A No.

NOTE: These are the standard guidelines for each database, but there may be some occasions when specific ebooks may not follow these exact rules. This is also a list of some of our most popular ebook databases, but this is not every ebook database NSU has access to.