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netLibrary allows placing holds on in-use ebooks


March 15, 2010 – We have access to nearly 50,000 ebooks from netLibrary. Only a single user can view a given netLibrary ebook at a time. If an ebook is in use, you now have the opportunity to place a hold on that ebook and then be notified when it is available for your use. The ebook will be held for your exclusive use for a limited time.

When an ebook is in use by another patron, you see a link for the hold request option or the notification request option. Click the link to receive an email message when a copy of the title is available. You will need a netLibrary account to place the hold.

See our netLibrary page for more information on these ebooks and our ebooks page for more information about other ebook sources.


Ebooks on EBSCOhost

Many of our ebooks are available as PDFs and this format is supported by many ebook readers. Here's a chart listing the capabilities of several major e-reader devices. Some of our downloadable ebooks use Abobe Digital Editions to set expiration periods; here's a list of compatible devices.We do not provide support for loading ebooks onto your device.

We recommend these apps for reading most of our downloadable ebooks:

Looking for help with your ereader? Here's some books from our collection:

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