Answered By: Ken Winter
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017     Views: 53

In a word...yes!

While you may download E-book content from Knovel, and while you may print E-book pages from Knovel (as long as it is for your own personal use), they recommend you limit that to no more than 15% of a title.

Printing and downloading in excess of 15% of a title is not authorized and could result in Knovel blocking the user's account (usually following a warning message). Knovel will send a warning to any user who appears to be systematically downloading or printing large portions of E-books from its systems

Of course, VDOT employees have unlimited online access (including when you are off the VDOT network with the VDOT Virtual Library Card) to Knovel publications. So the preferred method for accessing that content is to bookmark it or return to Knovel when you need a resource (instead of downloading/printing a whole E-book). 

If you need more "portability" for Knovel content and have a mobile device, consider using My Knovel To Goa free app that gives Knovel subscribers mobile access to technical reference content, including "offline access" once the content is downloaded.

My Knovel To Go allows you to:

  • Keep up to 3 books downloaded at a time for offline use and up to 9 per month
  • Access Knovel content with no wifi or cell connection 
  • Search the full Knovel website
  • Bookmark and annotate pages

If you have any difficulties connecting or questions, contact customer support at or call 888-615-4500 (choose option 1)