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Accessing eBooks

There are some eBook titles that the library, as with our print books, has a limited number of copies. When that happens and another user is reading an eBook, you will get a message that the copies are in use. With ProQuest Ebook Central, that message will look like this:

Screenshot of the landing page for the New Jim Crow eBook, showing that it is currently in use.

This means that the eBook is currently in use, or "checked out," by another reader, and you will need to check back at another time.

For titles on the EBSCO eBooks platform, that message will look like this:

Screenshot of the EBSCO eBooks turnaway message saying a title is in use.

If you want to be notified when the eBook becomes available, or is "returned" by another user, you may do so using a My EBSCOhost account. This is separate from your myLesley login, and is also optional. If you don't want to create a My EBSCOhost account, you can simply check back at a later time.

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.