Q. Why do I only see Preview Mode in Safari Books?
McDermott Library partners with many eBook providers. Safari Books is a provider with a limit set on the number of simultaneous users. When this maximum limit has been reached, eBooks will appear in Preview Mode, with incomplete chapters and a message requesting log in credentials. You can usually check again in a few minutes and proceed as normal when a "seat" has come available.
Note: Most other occurrences of eBooks or journals presenting incomplete pages or prompting for payment to view are usually a networking or authentication issue. If you experience this, click the blue Chat with Us button or call 972-883-2955 and our staff will find someone to assist you.
See also Can I download eBooks to my device? for more information about eBook providers and their view / download functions.