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How long do downloads generally take?

Last updated: August 16, 2021

The length of time a download takes depends on several factors, such as the speed of your internet connection, the number of people accessing the network at a given time, and the size of the file to be downloaded. For example, if we take a DAISY zip file that is 150-200 MB in size, the download may take 2 minutes or less on high speed internet or on a slower connection about 3-5 minutes, the length of time it would take to retreive a book from a shelf and return to the circulation desk.