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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 is the Concurrent Access Model?
 The Concurrent Access Model (CAM) provides a perpetual license to eBooks available on an unlimited concurrent access basis up to an annual maximum of uses (typically 365 uses). Once that number is met, the eBook becomes unavailable. On the anniversary of the purchase date, the number of uses is reset to the original maximum.

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.

Q: Are EBSCO Ebooks OCR accessible?
A: Yes. See the EBSCO EBook Accessibility Guide for more info.