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eBooks at Olympic College: Borrow/Renew/Hold/Return

Find out how to search and download eBooks at Olympic College Library.

Borrow/Renew/Return

Loan Period: The user determines the length of checkout of our EbscoHost eBooks, upon checkout.  Users may choose from 1 to 7 days.  When the book expires it will disappear from your Adobe Digital Editions bookshelf.

Renewals: EbscoHost eBooks cannot be extended or renewed.  However, if there are no Holds placed on the eBook by other users, you may check it out again.

Placing Holds: When placing a Hold on an eBook that is already checked out to someone else, the eBook appears in the Holds area of your personal My EbscoHost folder.  When the eBook becomes available to you, you are notified via the email address you provided when placing the Hold, and it is added to the Checkouts area of your folder for downloading.

Returns: Books will automatically disappear from your folder when the loan period expires. 

To return an eBook BEFORE the checkout period expires, follow the steps below: 

Step 1: Remove the eBook from your Adobe Digital Editions Library

    1. Open your Adobe Digital Editions program
    2. Locate the expired eBook
    3. Double click on the image of the eBook you wish to remove
    4. Select Delete item from library and click OK

 Step 2: Remove the eBook file from your computer

Find the "My Digital Editions" or "Digital Editions" folder on your hard disk and manually delete the eBook from your computer.

Windows: The files will be located under My Documents > My Digital Editions

Mac: The files will be located under Documents > Digital Editions