Loyola University Chicago Libraries

E-Books: Sage


What are Sage e-books?
Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher.  Along with many of its print offerings, Loyola University Libraries collects Sage e-books both in the general and reference collections.

What is the loan period?
24 hours for e-books accessed through EBL and unlimited for Sage Reference Online titles.

Are there fines for overdue Sage e-books?
No. When your time expires, you simply can’t access the book (even if you’ve downloaded it for reading offline). 

When the “loan period” has expired, will I be notified?
No. You will just no longer be able to access the e-book.

Is there a way to keep track of the books I’ve used?
Yes for those titles accessed via EBL. Once you are logged into EBL, click on the Bookshelf to see the books that you’ve borrowed or accessed.  There is currently no option to keep track of Sage Reference Online titles you have looked at.

Is there a way to organize the titles I’ve used (or might want to use)?
Yes, for those titles accessed via EBL. In EBL click on My Collections to create folders to store titles by subject or any other category, even if you haven’t actually used or borrowed the titles.

Can I print or copy books?
Printing and copying is governed by copyright and usually limited to 10% of a book. You will see a message letting you know how many pages you can print or copy for each title.

What if I want to read an Sage book offline?
You are able to download a Sage title via EBL to read offline. For Sage titles in EBL, click on the Download button.  You’ll see a note saying that Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is required to read all EBL e-books. A download link is provided if your device does not already have ADE.  For titles in the Sage Reference Online collection, you will have to print or email yourself the entry to read it offline.

Can I read Sage ebooks on portable devices?
Downloaded Sage ebooks via EBL can be transferred to any portable device that has ADE. A list of compatible devices is available on the ADE website. Portable devices with browser support (such as the iPhone/iPad) can also access EBL and Read Online via the free Bluefire app, which supports ADE. 

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