Nearly all eBooks (even free ones) are covered by licence terms and conditions set by the publisher which govern how they can be used. For example, they will tell you whether you're allowed to print, copy or download portions of the eBook, and if so, how much. Before using an eBook supplied through Curtin Library, always check and abide by the relevant terms and conditions of use.
Many eBooks are also protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems which regulate how the content can be accessed and what can be done with it.
In the absence of specific terms and conditions, the normal requirements imposed by the Copyrigt Act 1968 will apply. Under the 'fair dealing' provisions it is usually permissible to copy a reasonable portion of a work (10% or one chapter) for personal research or study.
These links show how copyright applies to eBooks.
Titles in these collections are free to download. They are available in different formats, which may require specific software to read.