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FLEET LIBRARY | Research Guides

Rhode Island School of Design


How to search for, locate, read online, and download eBooks

Checkout & Borrowing FAQs

Q: How long may I check out an eBook?
A: 28 days

Q: Can more than one person check out the same eBook?
A: Yes

Q: Can I renew an eBook?
A: No, but you can check it out again and again

Q: Is there a limit to the number of eBooks a person can check out (download) at one time?
A: Yes, 50 simultaneous checkouts per user; however, content is available for viewing without checkout.

Q: Can holds be placed on a title?
A: Usually no - if it’s part of the eBook Academic Collection (unlimited user access)

Q: Is there a record of the eBooks I have checked out?
A: Yes, you’ll find your record by logging in to your Ebscohost Account

Q: What's Ebscohost?
A: Ebsco or Ebscohost is the name of the eBook database vendor

Q: What is DRM Free?
A: DRM free means the Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology of the eBook has been removed. eBooks without DRM protection can easily be read on any device.