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What is an online book?
An e-Book is a protected online book that can be read from beginning to end on any laptop or desktop computer anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection.
The online books have "smart links" connecting between the contents and index to the book pages in a way that allows the reader to 'jump' from an index entry or the contents to the right page in the book with a click of the mouse.
These books have an option of textual searches, text highlighting, and adding personal remarks.
In order to see a demonstration of an eBook please press here.
The books that have an online books version as well, can be identified by the existence of an eBook price.
Books that are available in an online version only, will have a green banner on them.
To see all the books available in the online book format please press here.

When purchasing an online book it will become available for reading right away!

In order to get access to the book, you will need to sign in on the website with your e-mail address and password. Once you are signed in, and press on your name, you will see a link to "My eBooks". When you press on this link you will get a list of all the eBooks you have purchased.

Another option for access is to find the book on the website (after you signed in ) and press the link " Online book  " that is located by the book cover image.

It is important to log out when you stop reading (by pressing on your name and then - "Log off".) You will be able to access the eBook again after 30-60 minutes when the system disconnects you automatically.  

Is it possible to print the entire book or part of it?
Due to copyright constraints it is not possible to print the whole book.
Online books -  It is possible to print 6 pages (
Newer books allow printing 10 pages) in total one by one every time you sign in.
Download -  It is possible to print 10 pages upon purchase. An additional page is gained for every day that passes after the purchase date.

Is it possible to view Magnes eBooks on iPads, tablets, Kindles or cell phones?
Our online books cannot be read on iPads (but the book file can be downloaded).
Right now it is not possible to read our eBooks on Kindle, Window based Tablets and Pocket PC.
All Android and IOS based phones are compatible. 
To download the file onto your chosen device -Software and application downloads are needed. For directions press here.

The remarks and highlights you made in the book will appear on any computer.

Is a special software needed in order to read the eBooks?
The online books are available right after purchase without software download. To download the file onto your chosen device, software downloads are needed. For directions press here

Why does it notify me that "This account is limited to xxx concurrent users" when I try to read my eBook?
This notification means you have not logged out of your account on the Magnes press website. 
It is important to log out when you stop reading (by pressing on your name and then - "Log off".) You will be able to access the eBook again after 30-60 minutes when the system disconnects you automatically.  

What other functions are available in the eBooks?

-User friendly page flipping
-Enlarging to full screen size
-Fast word search
-Highlights, comments and markers on the book pages (these marks will be saved on the specific computer used).
-The book pages are linked to the "contents" page so it is easy to get to the needed page.
-Possibility to print 6/10 pages at every entry
-Possibility of copying and pasting from books in English

Is it possible to cancel an eBook purchase and get a refund? 
The eBook is available right after purchase so a cancellation and refund are not possible.  

I am a representative of a library and would like to purchase an eBook subscription for the library. What do I do? 
Libraries can purchase a subscription for all of our eBooks or only for a part of them (excluding textbooks). There are a few kinds of subscriptions:
A premium subscribtion to all Magnes books or packages of 100, 50 or 25 chosen books. 
The price of the subscription depends on three things: 
The number of titles in the collection, the number of students studying in the institution and  the number of concurrent users. 
For more information please e-mail 
these details to us and we will get back to you with a quote and more information.

Please contact sales@magnespress.co.il  for information. 


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The Hebrew University Magnes Press publishes scholarly books, journals, textbooks in every research areas such as agriculture books, ancient near east books, anti-Semitism books , archeology books, art books  (architecture boos, cinema books, music books, plastic art books, theater books) business management books, classical studies books, communication books, dictionaries, economics books, education books, ethics books , chemistry books, mathematics books, physics books, folklore books, geography books, history books, holocaust books, Jewish studies books (Bible studies books, Hassidism books, Jewish Mysticism books , Jewish thought books, prayers and Piyutim books , Talmud books) law books, linguistics books , prose and poetry books, medicine and health books, nature science boos, philosophy books, political science and international studies books, politics books, psychology books, religion books (Christianity books, Islam books) social work books, sociology and anthropology books, text books (Arabic textbooks, computers and computing textbooks, economics textbooks, English textbooks, Hebrew as a second language textbooks, language textbooks, mathematics textbooks, medicine textbooks, music and the arts textbooks, physics textbooks, statistics textbooks) Yiddish books. New books as well as back list books published by The Hebrew University Magnes Press are published as eBooks as well. © All rights reserved by The Hebrew University Magnes Press
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