Rider University has subscription access to EBSCO's eBooks Academic Collection, as well as purchased eBook titles. These titles are discoverable in:
Access is restricted to current Rider students, faculty, and staff. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Rider Key.
1. Create a separate My EBSCOHost personalized account.
2. Download special e-reader software and authorize it.
You can view the PDF or epub of the eBook right in your browser without signing in or downloading.
Due to cost or publisher restrictions, some of our ebooks are purchased as 1-user-at-a-time.
At the bottom of the full record screen for the ebook you will see a note that indicates "Concurrent User Level: Limited User Access (1 copies available)
This means that if someone is currently viewing that ebook within their browser or has the book checked out, you will be denied access until the current user is finished, that is, closes the in-browser eBook viewer for that title or checks the title back in.
If this happens, check back later.
1-user eBooks can now be downloaded in their entirety onto a device ("Full Download"). See Log in for Full Download/Checkout above for instructions.
Certain titles, however, may be placed on "reserve" and thus have downloaded disabled--this is to ensure maximum access to the title.
If this is the case, you can read/search the book in the in-browser viewer or download chapter by chapter or by page numbers.
In order to download EBSCO eBooks to your computer or device you must create a personal My EBSCOhost account.
NOTE: Some 1-user ebooks may not be available for "Full Download" on to a device. Please read in the eBook viewer, where you can download chapter-by-chapter or page range.
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 entire eBook from EBSCO using the "Full Download" option from the e-viewer screen, you first have to:
To return a downloaded/checked out book, you need to do so within Adobe Digital Editions itself (or Bluefire Reader).
2. A dialogue box opens. Select "Return."
Note: The download function is currently available on iOS devices only.
Need more help? There are short tutorial videos and links to the mobile app and various readers on EBSCO's User guide here.