Q. I am unable to open an EBSCOhost ebook embedded in a course site. When I click on the link it says, "Sorry! This ebook is in use."


Levels of access to particular EBSCOhost eBooks vary from one simultaneous user to unlimited simultaneous users. When an ebook limited to one simultaneous user is in use, anyone else who tries to access the full text will get a message indicating that it’s in use. If the person using it is reading it online, it will time out and become available to others within an hour or so. However, EBSCOhost eBooks may be checked out and downloaded for up to 14 days. During that time period, books that have reached their simultaneous user limit will be unavailable until the checkout period expires. The detailed record view includes information about the number of concurrent users allowed for that book. Please note that "x copies available" refers to the number of copies in the library's ebook collection, not to the ebook's current checkout status.

A few books, such as the IVP Bible Dictionaries, are available on multiple ebook platforms. Check the library catalog to see if a copy might be available in another database.


  • Last Updated Aug 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Carrie Beth Lowe

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