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Future is Now (CUNY IT Conference 2010): E-Books

Faculty from the Leonard Lief Library led a round table discussion at 9th Annual CUNY IT Conference on December 14, 2010. They presented on their experiences launching CUNY's first downloadable e-library before opening up the floor for discussion.

E-Content Loan Periods

E-Books: 7 days, can be returned early by user
Audiobooks: 7 days, cannot be returned early
Videos: 3 days, cannot be returned early

Patrons are allowed five (5) checkouts at one time and also have the option of placing holds on e-content.

Usage Statistics

Lehman eLibrary

The downloadable Lehman eLibrary resides at


Printing availability depends on publisher.  Printing options appear at the bottom of the record as follows: 

Digital Rights Information

Adobe PDF eBook
Copy:  not allowed
Print:  not allowed

Additional eBook and eReader Resources

Here are additional links for information on eBooks and eReaders.