This article is for CONTENT OWNERS. 

Setting a device limit on a particular ebook can be a useful way for you, as the publisher, to enable students and educators to get the most value from your content as they work across multiple devices.

Each license a user purchases for an ebook allows them to download that ebook onto a maximum of devices set by you. 

Guidelines for setting device limits

The limits may be set to any number greater than 1.

If a device limitation is not specified the default of 5 devices is used.

We recommend a minimum device limit of 5 to ensure users can access content on multiple devices, including replacements. 

Note that a licence can still only be used by one user as the licence is associated with the individual user’s profile. Under no circumstances are multiple users able to, or allowed to, share a licence

What happens when the device limit is reached?

If a user exceeds their device limit, they will receive an error message. Our support team is available to assist with exceptions, ensuring continuous access to content.

 See how we explain DRM, licences and device limits to users.

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