eBooks are electronic versions of printed books -- you can read them online right away.
No, once you select an eBook from the results list, you can begin reading online right away.
To keep the eBook open, you will need to turn a page or click on the screen within 15 minutes. If you wait longer than 15 minutes, the eBook will close and you will need to find it again.
You can copy and print a limited amount of text from eBooks. Copyright laws do not allow you to copy or print the entire book.
There are several companies that provide eBooks; each company has different steps for printing and copying portions of eBooks. When you open a specific eBook, you may notice that you are on a different web site. Look for help using eBooks on that web site.
Here are some tips that may work for the eBook you are using.
Copying text: Use the Select tool on the Adobe Acrobat toolbar. You may also be able to use the Copy feature built into your web browser. For example: select the text, go to the File menu, and click Copy.
Printing text: Use the Print option on the Adobe Acrobat toolbar. You may also be able to use the Print feature built into your web browser. For example: click on the page, go to the File menu, and click Print.
See Searching for eBooks for more information on finding eBooks.