Attention: A My EBSCOhost account is required to download/check out EBSCO eBooks. For instructions on how to create a My EBSCOhost account, see the appropriate tab in this guide.
Only eBooks accompanied by a Download (Offline) link can be downloaded to a computer and read offline at a later time.
Reminder: Offline viewing requires a MyEBSCOhost account (steps for account creation outlined in "MyEBSCOhost" tab of this Guide) and Adobe® Digital Editions 2.0 or higher (this free software can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions).
To see how much longer you have access to an EBSCO eBook that you've checked out, before it is automatically returned to the EBSCO eBook Collection:
The resulting pop-up window will display the length of time left before the eBook is automatically returned to the EBSCO eBook Collection.
If all copies of an EBSCO eBook with limited access are in use, the moment you attempt to either read the eBook online or try to download/check it out, you will encounter a “Sorry, this eBook is in use” message.
To be notified when a copy of that eBook is available for access, you can place a hold. on it. From the pop-up window that displays, click on Place Hold. If you are not already logged into your personal EBSCOhost account, you will need to sign in by clicking on the Sign In Now link provided.
The eBook is placed in the Holds area of your My EBSCOhost Folder.
When the eBook becomes available, you are notified via the e-mail address you provided and the eBook appears in the Checkouts area of your folder. You will still need to download the eBook and open it in Adobe Digital Editions in order to read it offline or transfer it to other mobile devices.
The Hold Queue line will tell you how many other individuals have placed a hold on that same title and are ahead of you, waiting for it to become available to access.