Can I download an Oxford Reference Library ebook to my Nook/Kindle/iPad/other mobile device?
Yes, but the process is complicated. If you manage to download an Oxford Reference Library ebook entry in PDF, you can then use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer that PDF file to your e-reader or mobile device, except Kindle. Consult the "Before Downloading from Oxford Reference Library" box for more information on downloading.
Kindle users can transfer PDF files to their Kindle, but there are restrictions on file size. Check your Kindle user guide for more information.
How long can I check out an Oxford Reference Library ebook?
Oxford Reference Library ebooks cannot be checked out. You can easily read them online or print sections. With some effort, you may be able to download sections. Consult the "Before Downloading from Oxford Reference Library" box to the right for information on browser features and/or extensions that will allow you to download webpages as PDFs.
Where can I go for more information on Oxford Reference Library ebooks?
Click here to go to the FAQ on using Oxford Reference Library.
Oxford Reference Library ebooks don't have a built-in option to download, so you will have to use your web browser to download it as a webpage (in HTML). You can also use web browser features or install browser extensions to enable PDF downloading.
How to download as a webpage (in HTML)
1. Locate the ebook you want in SearchBox and click the link. If you are off campus, you have to log in:
2. You will be taken directly to a list of entries in the dictionary or encyclopedia. Click on an entry to view the full text.
3. Click the icon near the top right. This will open the entry in a new window by itself. From this page, use browser features or extensions to save the entry as a webpage (HTML) or PDF. If you don't know how to do this, consult the "Before Downloading from Oxford Reference Library" box.