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Accessing eBooks

There are two main instances where you may be asked to log in to use an eBook. One is necessary for you to gain access to an eBook, and one is optional and only needed to read an eBook using a third-party eBook reader.

If you are prompted for your myLesley login when first attempting to access an eBook, you will need to log in. This will show up even if you've logged in to our proxy already through the search results page; it's ensuring that you're authenticated for access as you move from one platform to another. That login will look like this:

Screenshot of a page prompting the user for myLesley credentials

You will need to enter your myLesley credentials here to access the eBook.


If you are attempting to download an eBook and are prompted for a My EBSCOhost login, that is optional. This login will look like this:

Screenshot of a prompt to log in to My EBSCOhost in order to borrow an ebook

This login is a separate account from your myLesley credentials, and is only required if you want to read the eBook in a third-party eBook reader. It is not necessary if you want to save portions of the eBook as a PDF. If you are being prompted for this login and don't want to create an EBSCOhost account, select PDF Full Text instead:


For more about eBooks, see "I have a question about eBook downloads", or Ask Us for help! You can also report a problem with a library resource.

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