Answered By: AJ Pesce
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2020     Views: 123

It's complicated.

Our two biggest ebook platforms, ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOhost, have agreements with book publishers that include the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) software to limit the portion of a book that can be printed. Amounts vary (and some books prohibit printing completely), but typically you can print the equivalent of a chapter or two. Other platforms, including JSTOR and Project MUSE, allow unlimited printing. 

You can usually see how many pages you can print from an ebook by looking at the webpage that contains the book's bibliographic information. (This is the page with information about the book, including a link that you click to open the book up for reading.)

  • EBSCO ebooks -- printing permissions listed in "Publisher Permissions"
  • ProQuest Ebook Central -- printing permissions located under "Availability"
  • JSTOR - no DRM restrictions
  • Project MUSE - no DRM restrictions