Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2018     Views: 234

The following are steps to place a hold on an ebook in the eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) database. If you need instructions on how to find this database, please click here.

  1. Sign in to your EBSCO personal account.  If you do not have a personal account set up, you will need to create one.

    Screenshot of the EBSCO database with arrow to where users can sign in

    Screenshot of the EBSCO sign in page

  2. Once logged in, find the eBook that you would like to place a hold on using the search box on the main page.

    Screenshot of the EBSCO search box

  3. When you try to download the eBook, you will get a message that it is currently in use. Type in your email address and then click the Place Hold button.

Screenshot of the EBSCO ebook pop up where users can place a hold

The eBook is placed in the Holds area of your My EBSCOhost Folder. When the eBook is available, you are notified via the e-mail address you provided and the eBook appears in the Checkouts area of your folder. Please note that you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader installed on your device to download these eBooks.

If you have any problems or questions about placing a hold for an EBSCO eBook, please contact the Reference Desk using the chat, emailing, or calling 844.684.0456 (toll free).

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