You can access Rider Univeristy's subscription EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection through:
1. Create a separate My EBSCOHost personalized account.
2. Download special e-reader software and authorize it.
Downloads are in a special format (not PDF), so free software is needed. This is because of copyright and digital rights management (DRM).
Some of our ebooks are purchased as 1-user-at-a-time.
This means that if someone is currently viewing that ebook within their browser (or has it downloaded), you will be denied access until the current user is finished (closes the tab for that title) or the book is returned from their ebook reader.
If this happens, you can either:
1. Check back later. For ease of access, copy the Permalink to the title.
2. Place a hold, which will alert you by email when the title becomes available.
In order to download EBSCO eBooks to your computer or device you must create a personal My EBSCOhost account.
NOTE, 2/7/20: Due to an EBSCO setting issue, all ebooks are currently set for 1-hour download. We hope to have this restriction lifted soon.
To create a personal account:
Click “Don't have an account? Create one now."
Enter the relevant information and remember your Username and Password.
Note: EBSCO requires a strong password. Your password meets the requirements when the red X turns into green checkmark. You must have:
In order to download an eBook from EBSCO, you first have to sign in to or create a My EBSCOhost account, and then download Adobe Digital Editions and authorize your computer via Adobe (create a free account). This is how EBSCO manages copyright and digital rights management (DRM).
You will also need to use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer an eBook to a supported portable eReader device. Adobe Digital Editions is a free download available at this link: http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html
Note: If you created an account prior to October 2018, continue to use that log in if you want to access your existing information. Signing in with Google will create a NEW account and will NOT link your two accounts, unfortunately, even if your email address is the same. :(
Setting up an account with EBSCO allows you to save items in folders across databases from session to session, as well as download eBooks.
You can also do this by going to the File menu and selecting Item Info.
Return a downloaded/checked out book within Adobe Digital Editions itself (or Bluefire Reader).
2. A dialogue box opens. Select "Return."
Need more help? There are short tutorial videos and links to the mobile app and various readers on EBSCO's User guide here.