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Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions about LexisNexis eBooks, contact your LexisNexis representative, call Customer Support at 800.833.9844 (8 A.M. - 8 P.M. ET, Monday through Friday) or email customer.support@lexisnexis.com.

Questions about LexisNexis law school eBooks? Click here. Questions about pagination? Click here.

Access the list of recently updated LexisNexis eBooks here. Questions about e-readers? Click here.

Access the step-by-step instructions for assigning multiple copies of an eBook from the LexisNexis Store here. 

  1. About LexisNexis eBooks
    1. What is an eBook?
    2. Where can I find LexisNexis eBooks?
    3. Do I need special software or hardware to read eBooks?
    4. What eBook file format should I choose?
  2. Purchasing LexisNexis eBooks
    1. How do I buy a LexisNexis eBook?
    2. Do I have to pay shipping, handling or taxes on LexisNexis eBooks?
    3. Can I return an eBook purchase?
  3. Downloading Your LexisNexis eBook
    1. How do I download my eBook from LexisNexis?
    2. How many times can I download my LexisNexis eBook?
    3. Can I share my LexisNexis eBook?
    4. I placed an eBook order for my manager. How can I get the eBook to the correct person?
    5. Can I print and copy my LexisNexis eBook?
    6. I missed downloading a couple updates to my subscription. How can I access these previous editions?
    7. What does DRM mean, and how will it affect my LexisNexis eBook ownership?
    8. If I purchase a LexisNexis eBook subscription with updates, how do I receive these subscription updates?
    9. I have a link to a complimentary eBook with a promo code from LexisNexis. The link results in an error message and I cannot access my free eBook.
  4. Uploading Your LexisNexis eBook to
    Your Device
    1. Can I upload my LexisNexis eBook to more than one device?
    2. How do I upload my LexisNexis eBook to an Amazon® Kindle®?
    3. How do I upload my LexisNexis eBook to an Apple® iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® using iBooks®?
    4. How do I upload my LexisNexis eBook to a SONY® Reader or Barnes & Noble NOOK®?
    5. How do I upload my LexisNexis eBook to a BlackBerry?
    6. How do I read my LexisNexis eBook on a PC or Mac?
    7. How often can I access my eBooks?
  5. Other Questions
    1. Will LexisNexis be adding more eBook titles?
    2. What happens if my device crashes or I lose my eBook reader? Can I replace my eBooks files?
    3. I spend most of my time in the office working on my desktop or laptop. Can I run LexisNexis eBooks on my computer?
    4. Will I be able to view my eBooks offline?
  1. About LexisNexis eBooks
    1. What is an eBook?
      eBooks are digital publications that can be read on a variety of devices, including desktops (PC and Mac), mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, PDAs), and eBook readers (Kindle®, Barnes & Noble® NOOK®, Sony® Reader). LexisNexis eBooks are digital, downloadable file versions of traditional print books. In most cases they look exactly like the print version, so you will see all the same graphs, charts, and drawings. Once downloaded, access to the Internet is not required to read them. LexisNexis eBooks for law school and some large treatise sets are digitally rights protected by Adobe® and require an Adobe® compatible e-reader. The file format is ePub.

      LexisNexis offers a growing number of legal publications in eBook format.

    2. Where can I find LexisNexis eBooks?
      Our entire catalog of LexisNexis eBooks is available to you at the LexisNexis Store.
      Browse by category, practice area, jurisdiction, or simply search by title name. You also may call your LexisNexis representative to place an order for you.

      Many of our titles are also available for sale through book distributors like Amazon, Google, Barnes and Noble, Follett, VitalSource, etc.

    3. Do I need special software or hardware to read eBooks?
      All you need is your computer, laptop or hand held device and appropriate e-reader software. The e-reader software helps you read the eBook file on your device. Examples of e-reader software for use with LexisNexis eBooks are Apple iBooks®, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook® e-reader apps and Adobe® Digital Editions software, among others. If you have purchased specifically a law school eBook or a large treatise set identified as managed by Adobe® DRM, an Adobe® compatible e-reader plus active account registration are required. The following are suggested:

      1. For iPad Users: Bluefire Reader app (free app download from the Apple® App Store)
      2. Laptop/PC or MAC Users : Adobe® Digital Editions (free app download from Adobe®)
      3. Android Devices: Bluefire Reader app (free app download from the Google® Play Store)

      LexisNexis offers its eBooks in the two most commonly used file formats: epub and mobi. We also provide select newsletter and bulletin products in PDF format.

      Reading functionality—your ability to search, highlight or take notes for instance, depends on the device and e-reader software, not the eBook. Refer to your device and software documentation for more details.

    4. What eBook file format should I choose?
      This depends on the e-reader software you are using.

      Choose epub files if you plan to read your LexisNexis eBook on:

      • Apple® products such as the iPad® or iPhone®
      • SONY® Reader
      • Barnes & Noble NOOK®
      • Adobe® Digital Editions
      Choose mobi files if you plan to read your eBook on:
      • Amazon® Kindle®

  2. Purchasing LexisNexis eBooks
    1. How do I buy a LexisNexis eBook?
      LexisNexis eBooks are available through your LexisNexis® representative, at the LexisNexis® Store, or by calling toll free 800.223.1940.

      For purchases from the LexisNexis® Store:

      1. Select the LexisNexis eBook publication of your choice.
      2. Select your eBook file format (epub or mobi).
      3. Click Add to Cart.
      4. If you would like to buy other LexisNexis eBooks or products, click Continue Shopping.
      5. When you’ve completed your shopping, click Proceed to Secured Checkout.
      6. Complete the required payment and billing information and make your purchase (no shipping and handling charges).
      7. You will receive a purchase confirmation by email, followed shortly by a second email with a confirmation code and a link to download your LexisNexis eBook from the LexisNexis Download Center. If you purchased this product as a subscription, you will receive email alerts when the publication has been updated during the term of the subscription. If you have purchased a short term rental eBook, access will expire on the last day of the term.

    2. Do I have to pay shipping, handling or taxes on LexisNexis eBooks?
      When you purchase a LexisNexis eBook, there are no shipping and handling charges. Sales tax will be based on your credit card billing address.

    3. Can I return an eBook purchase?
      Unfortunately, LexisNexis eBooks are not returnable.

  3. Downloading Your LexisNexis eBook
    1. How do I download my eBook from LexisNexis?
      Regardless of what device you will use to read your eBook, we recommend you download it first to your computer and then upload it to your device. If you are a student, download the file to the device you use most often for school.

      1. You will receive an email from LexisNexis with a user ID and password to activate your Account Profile on the Store and Download Center. If you have previously registered on the Store under your current email address, your existing user ID and password are your Account Profile credentials.
      2. Click on the link in the email to go to the Store. Enter your user ID and password and activate your Account Profile by a simple security question. Upon activating, you will be taken to the My Account Options and the View My Downloads tab on your Account Profile. Your downloadable files will be listed in this section.
      3. Files are labeled as New, Updated, or Expired to help you clearly identify and track your purchases.
      4. The eBook files will be listed for each title you ordered. Select the files you want to download by clicking the download icon. Locate the item you wish to download and click on the title or the download icon to begin your download. Read any additional instructions that might be displayed and then confirm the download action by clicking the download button. Your download will then begin.
      5. Downloading digital content takes advantage of the download management capabilities that exist within your Internet browser. Follow the instructions that may be specific to that browser. To read an eBook directly in the e-reader of choice always select Open. Once you have successfully opened or downloaded your purchase, close any windows and either repeat the process for other items or sign out of your account.
      6. If reading the LexisNexis eBook on a device such as an Apple® iPad®, Amazon® Kindle or Barnes & Noble® NOOK®, you will need to sync your device to your desktop to access the eBook files. If reading on the desktop, launch your e-reader and navigate to the eBook files to add them to your virtual bookshelf.
    2. How many times can I download my LexisNexis eBook?
      Once you’ve downloaded your LexisNexis eBook, you can gain access to it as many times as you’d like on your e-reader. Your license to download an eBook from the LexisNexis Download Center, however, covers a fixed number of downloads per title and quantity purchased.

    3. Can I share my LexisNexis eBook?
      LexisNexis eBooks are only licensed for use to one individual and cannot be shared. The Terms of Use for a LexisNexis eBook can be found at the front of your eBook.

    4. I placed an eBook order for my manager. How can I get the eBook to the correct person?
      After you have placed the order, the purchased title will appear in your Downloads section under My Profile. Next to the title, you will see an Assign button. Click this button and enter the email address(es) of the people to whom you want to assign the purchased titles.

      For bulk orders, the buyer can upload a list of email addresses via .csv file. Any subsequent updates for the titles will be automatically sent to the person to whom you have assigned the title. Multi-volume sets can only be assigned as sets and not as individual volumes. Certain titles may be restricted from being assigned. Please contact Customer Support at customer.support@lexisnexis.com or call 800.833.9844 Monday through Friday 8 A.M. - 8 P.M. EST to learn more.

    5. Can I print and copy my LexisNexis eBook?
      Only eBooks in Adobe format enable copying or printing. In addition, eBooks have security settings (DRM) that may prevent printing and copying of some titles. These restrictions vary from book to book. You can view the security settings for each title by clicking the Buy eBook link on the eBook Details page.

    6. I missed downloading a couple updates to my subscription. How can I access these previous editions?
      Your previous editions are safe in your Download Center. You can access and download previous editions any time by clicking on the Download previous editions button below the file name in the Download Center.

    7. What does DRM mean, and how will it affect my LexisNexis eBook ownership?
      You may see Digital Rights Management (DRM) in your LexisNexis eBook Terms of Use, located in the front of your eBook. DRM places the purchaser’s account name and email address in the eBook file. This system ensures that a specific copy of a LexisNexis eBook is licensed to one individual and that individual alone uses it. In this way, copyright laws are respected and authors and publishers are compensated fairly. Some LexisNexis eBooks (i.e. law school specific or some large treatise sets, require an active Adobe account id and an Adobe compatible e-reader.

      You also may access the Electronic Publications Master Agreement for additional information related to eBooks, PDFs and other offline publications distributed electronically by LexisNexis.

    8. If I purchase a LexisNexis eBook subscription with updates, how do I receive these subscription updates?
      When an update becomes available for your subscription, you will receive an email alert from LexisNexis notifying you that your publication has been updated. You may then download the updated publication from the LexisNexis Download Center and sync to your preferred device.

    9. I have a link to a complimentary eBook with a promo code from LexisNexis. The link results in an error message and I cannot access my free eBook.
      To get immediate access to your free eBook bundled with your print publication, enter the link provided in the letter accompanying your print book into your web browser. If this link results in an error message, it means that the eBook is not ready for download. Our Customer Support representatives can help you assess when your eBook will be ready for download.

      Please contact Customer Support at customer.support@lexisnexis.com or call 800.833.9844 Monday through Friday 8 A.M. - 8 P.M. EST.

  4. Uploading Your LexisNexis eBook to Your Device
    1. Can I upload my LexisNexis eBook to more than one device?
      LexisNexis eBooks are licensed for an individual user. For alternatives, please contact your sales representative. 

    2. How do I upload my LexisNexis eBook to an Amazon® Kindle®?

      • Connect your Kindle to your computer’s USB port. Your Kindle appears as a removable mass-storage device, just like an external USB drive.
      • Use your computer’s file browser to drag and drop your eBook mobi files to the documents folder on your Kindle.
      • When finished, use your computer’s undock or eject feature to remove your Kindle.
      NOTE: Please refer to manufacturer website for further information.

    3. How do I upload my LexisNexis eBook to an Apple® iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch ® using iBooks®?

      iBooks requires Apple iOS4 or later.

      • If you do not have iBooks, download the iBooks® App from the Apple iTunes Store
      • Add your epub file to your iTunes library choosing File > Add to Library, or drag the epub file to the Books library on your computer.
      • To read these eBooks, simply sync them to your Apple device.
      NOTE: Please refer to manufacturer website for further information.

    4. How do I upload my LexisNexis eBook to a SONY® Reader or Barnes & Noble NOOK®?

      • Start Adobe® Digital Editions. If you do not have Adobe Digital Editions, visit http://www.adobe.com/products/
        digitaleditions/
        to install and register the program.
      • In Adobe Digital Editions, Click Library > Add.
      • Navigate to where you saved your LexisNexis eBook epub file on your computer’s hard drive and add the appropriate eBook(s).
      • Connect your SONY Reader or Barnes & Noble NOOK to your computer. Adobe Digital Editions will recognize the device.
      • An icon of your device should appear in the left-hand pane of your Adobe Digital Editions Library. Drag your LexisNexis eBook onto the device icon. Disconnect your device.
      NOTE: Please refer to manufacturer website for further information.

    5. How do I upload my LexisNexis eBook to a BlackBerry?

      • Download and the install the Mobipocket Reader Desktop.
      • Connect your device (and push the HotSync button if you have a Palm OS® device).
      • The Mobipocket Reader should detect your device and ask you to install the Mobipocket Reader on it.
      • Your LexisNexis eBook mobi files should automatically sync to your BlackBerry or you can send them from your Mobipocket library.

      NOTE: Please refer to manufacturer website for further information.
    6. How do I read my LexisNexis eBook on a PC or Mac?

      • Start Adobe® Digital Editions. If you do not have Adobe Digital Editions, visit http://www.adobe.com/products/
        digitaleditions/
        to install and register the program.
      • In Adobe Digital Editions, Click Library > Add.
      • Navigate to where you saved your LexisNexis eBook on your computer hard drive and add the appropriate eBook(s).
      • The eBook will appear in your library. Select or double-click the title to begin reading your eBook.

      NOTE: Please refer to manufacturer website for further information.
    7. How often can I access my eBooks?
      Once you’ve downloaded your eBook and uploaded it to your device, you can access it as many times as you’d like.

  5. Other Questions
    1. Will LexisNexis be adding more eBook titles?
      We are currently evaluating many publications to convert to LexisNexis eBooks. Check this website for updates or search the LexisNexis Store for our latest LexisNexis eBook offerings.
      Please send your eBook conversion requests to ebooks@lexisnexis.com.

    2. What happens if my device crashes or I lose my eBook reader? Can I replace my eBook files?
      If you haven’t reached your download limit, you can download another copy. If you have, order more copies from the LexisNexis Store or contact your LexisNexis representative.

    3. I spend most of my time in the office working on my desktop or laptop. Can I access LexisNexis eBooks on my computer?
      Yes, you can access your LexisNexis eBook directly from your computer. There are many free e-readers such as Adobe® Digital Editions that you can use on the desktop or laptop. Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble® NOOK® also offer versions of their software for PCs and Macs.

    4. Will I be able to view my eBooks offline?
      Yes. You just need to download your eBook to your PC, laptop or mobile device the first time. Once the book is downloaded onto your device, you can read it offline anytime, anywhere!