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Circulation / Reserve: ebook checkout

Policies and procedures for circulation and reserve materials.

Policies for Downloadable eBook Collections




ebrary – entire book

ebrary pdf – chapter or page range


Checkout length

7 day maximum – user decides

0, 7, or 14 days, depending on license for individual title

PDFs do not expire; 60 page limit

PDFs do not expire. Download by chapter or entire book.



Has real-time "waiting list" for busy titles








Number of checkouts you can have at one time


You can full-download the same book again and again, once you return it or it expires.

No limit



-Apple (iOS) Devices, such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

-Android Devices, such as smartphones and tablets

-Sony eReader Touch Edition


-Kindle: PDFs can be created in the eBook Full Text view and transferred using Send to Kindle.

-All eBook Readers supporting the Adobe eBook DRM



-Apple (iOS) Devices, such as iPhones and iPads


-Android Devices, such as smartphones and tablets


All devices that can read PDF

All devices that can read PDF

Mobile Apps

The EBSCO eBook App – Now Available! (Oct.2015)


How do I download EBSCO eBooks with the EBSCO eBooks App?


EBSCO eBooks App - Frequently Asked Questions.

Bluefire Reader App (iPhone, iPad, Android)


Find and install BlueFire App on your Device for offline reading on iOS or Android MOBILE DEVICE

 -For iOS: App Store

 -For Android: Play Store



Number of users accessing book

No access when someone has title checked out. Generally one user at a time when title is available.

Sometimes unlimited; sometimes one; varies by title



Searching help

Searching for eBooks

Getting started with ebrary and the New Reader


New Reader: Supported operating systems and browser versions




Search Tips: Narrowing your results, start a new search, Operators, and more.

Downloading help                

Checking out, Downloading, and Placing a Hold on EBSCO eBooks                                                                                                                                                                                

New Reader-Download eBook for Offline reading on your computer

New Reader- Download eBook for Offline reading on MOBILE DEVICE 

Full Download: Troubleshooting Bluefire issues    Important note! Notes made in downloaded files are not retained

Select a chapter in the Table of Contents and click on Chapter Download!

New Reader-Chapter Download

Just click on PDF link!

Full book download feature

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