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E-books

Taylor and Francis provide access to titles from across the humanities, social sciences and law. Imprints include Routledge, Psychology Press and CRC Press. 

E-book access problems

If you are experiencing problems accessing an e-book please let us know.

Provide details such as:

  • title
  • platform ISBN
  • browser you are using
  • screenshots of any error message you receive.

Are ther any viewing restrictions?

  • Taylor and Francis provide two types of e-books, DRM Protected and DRM Free.

DRM Free

  • There is no limit to the number of users who can access a DRM Free e-book, unlimited multiple concurrent usage is permitted. 
  • The majority of e-books that Taylor and Francis provide are DRM Free.

DRM Protected

  • You can identify a DRM Protected e-book by this icon: 

  • The maximum number of concurrent users for a DRM Protected e-book is five; however some titles are restricted to one concurrent user. 
  • If a title has reached the maximum number of concurrent users you will see the following message and you will need to try and access the e-book later:

Please note: DRM Protected e-books are restricted to a maximum user session of 120 minutes.

 

How many pages can I print/copy?

DRM Free

  • There are no printing restrictions but full copyright law applies.
  • See here for further information on copyright.
  • Printing and copy/paste is available in both View book online and Download book mode.

 

DRM Protected

  • To print/copy select Standard Access. 
  • You have a print allowance of 30 pages per session and a copy/paste allowance of 1000 words per session. 
  • Printing/copying is not available in View book online or Download book mode.
  • FileOpen software is required to use the Standard Access view; this software should be available on public computers throughout the university campus. If this software is not installed on the machine you are using please report this to IT. 

 

  • Please note: The first time you attempt to read a DRM Protected e-book on your own personal device you will be automatically sent to the FileOpen website to install the FileOpen plug-in.

Can I download Taylor and Francis e-books?

We advise that you download e-books to your personal computer, mobile device or e-reader. Please do not download to public computers on university campus.

DRM Free – DRM Free e-books can be downloaded as PDFs; you can print, copy/paste and save the file

DRM Protected - DRM Protected e-books will be downloaded to your device for 120 minutes only. You will not be able to print, copy or paste from the downloaded file.

 

FileOpen software is required to download Taylor and Francis e-books; this software should be available on public computers throughout the university campus.  If this software is not installed on the machine you are using please report this to IT. 

Please note: the first time you attempt to read a DRM Protected e-book on your own personal device, you will be automatically sent to the FileOpen website to install the plug-in.

If this link does not automatically load on your machine you can find instructions at http://plugin.fileopen.com/all.aspx

 

Can I view content on a mobile device?

DRM Free - e-books can be downloaded in the same way as on a desktop or laptop (see above instructions).

DRM Protected -  e-books cannot be downloaded to mobile devices.

Troubleshooting Taylor and Francis e-books

  • To view titles using Google's Chrome browser you will need to type 'Chrome://plugins' into the address bar of your Chrome browser. 
  • Clicking 'Disable' in the 'Chrome PDF viewer' section will allow you to view e-books.