Answered By: Adele Beeken
Last Updated: 10 Feb 2023     Views: 12869

The University of Lincoln's eBooks are held on several platforms: BibliU; Ebook Central and VLeBooks.

It is not possible to print a whole eBook. This is because of restrictions imposed by the publishers and by copyright. However, you can usually print a percentage of each eBook.

You can also download some of our eBooks to your own computer or device. It is not usually possible to print from an eBook you have downloaded (e.g. it is not possible to print from BibliU downloads). As BibliU is primarily a mobile platform, we recommend that you use the features on the App for annotating and highlighting the text.  

Please see the printing instructions below for more details about printing from Ebook Central and VleBooks:

Ebook Central

  1. Sign in to Ebook Central in order to get the full printing allowance (select University of Lincoln from the institution drop-down on the right-hand side).                

Screen shot of and example book in Ebook Central


  1. If you would like to print a full chapter, download the relevant chapter PDF. Click on the printer icon on the top left of the screen. You’ll be able to print the full chapter, or select a particular page range.

  2. It is also possible to print a range of pages from the ‘Online Reading’ option. Click on the printer icon on the top centre of the screen.


  1. Once signed into VLeBooks and you have selected your title. Click Read Online.

Screen shot of VLeBooks item details page

  1. The print icon is located on the menu in the top right hand corner of the screen

Screen shot of VLeBooks Read Online top menu with the Print icon outlined in red

  1. A pop-up box will appear, where you can select either the current page or a page range. Please take note of the number of pages you are allowed to print - see more information here.

Screen shot of print options pop-up box from VLeBooks

  1. Once you click Print you can then select your printer and print to page/s that you selected.

If you have any questions about eBooks please contact the Library.


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