Printing from the ebrary Platform

In general, there are three ways to print from ebrary:

1) From ebook page: e.g. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ubc/docDetail.action?docID=10398702 – can print right away from under the “InfoTools” button (on the left). The quality of this is usually poor (fuzzy fonts) and in some cases the citation/copyright info appears on a page by itself, so would be charged double (1 page of text + 1 page of citation/copyright = a charge of 2 pages).

When to use: Printing a single page and not concerned about quality.

2) From “ebrary Reader“: when opened, there is an “InfoTools” button there (sometimes grayed out) as well as a Printer icon button. The print quality is usually better (not so fuzzy) and the citation/copyright info generally appears on the side of the page… so printing 1 page = a charge of 1 page.

When to use: Printing several pages or do not have CWL or Library Barcode/PIN to log into EZproxy.

3) From Bookshelf: After logging in bookshelf, click the Download button and a pdf copy can be generated using the “Create an image PDF” options, which can be printed. This gives the best quality copy and the citation/copyright info generally appears on the side of the page… so printing 1 page = a charge of 1 page.

When to use: Printing chapters or many pages or require good quality printing (or a pdf copy of the text).

The number of pages that one can print or copy varies by publisher, so it is not consistent across the ebrary Platform. Also, the way printing looks varies slightly publisher to publisher as well.

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