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eBooks @ Lund University Libraries: eBooks on EBSCOhost



eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary) is a database that contains full text ebooks. Please note that Lund University does not have access to all ebook content on EBSCOhost.

Lund University currently has access to almost 6,000 ebooks on EBSCOhost (January 2019). The books are included in different collections with different access models and checkout periods:
LUB Collectionwith either 1 user, 3 simultaneous users, or an unlimited number of simultaneous users. These books can be downloaded/borrowed for 1 day.
LUB Collection CAMwith an unlimited number of simultaneous users up to a maximum of 365 credits (1 credit = 1 day) per book and year. These books can be downloaded/borrowed for 3 days. To view the number of credits available for a title, click on 'EBSCO eBooks' in the Search Result list. In the record of the book you will find information about 'Concurrent User Level' for each individual title, for example: Limited User Access (355 Uses Available).
LUB Collection DRM-freewith an unlimited number of simultaneous users. These books are free from DRM-restrictions ((DRM = Digital Rights Management) and can be downloaded an unlimited number of times, do not require sign-in to MyEBSCOhost, Adobe Digital Editions or other special software. The only requirement is that you access the books via the authenticated links in LUB:s catalogs.
SamKon Collectionthese books are shared by the SamKon-konsortia and only have 1 user access. They cannot be downloaded/borrowed and are read-online only.
EBSCOhost Public Domain Collectionthis collection includes more that 3,400 fiction and non-fiction books that are in the public domain, i.e. older literary works that are no longer under copyright. They have an unlimited number of simultaneous users and can be downloaded/borrowed for 1 day.

Libraries can choose different settings and terms for eBooks on EBSCOhost, these are the terms for Lund University:

Session Time (database):  One (1) hour ; After one hour of inactivity you are automatically timed out of your EBSCOhost session. Please note that an eBook online reading session is independent of a session searching or browsing the EBSCO eBooks database which may have a different duration and expiration after a period of inactivity.
Reading Time (eBooks): 30 minutes ; When eBooks are read online, they are "checked-out" for a period of time that typically expires after 30 minutes of inactivity. While reading eBooks online, you can prevent the reading session from expiring by any action that updates the eBook (e.g. turning the page, etc.)
Hold Ready Duration: One (1) day ; If you place a hold (reserverar) on a book you must claim it within 24 hours after receiving the email notification, otherwise the next person in line will get the book.
Hold Requests expire after: Six (6) months ; If you place a hold on an ebook but do not claim it, the hold will be removed after six months.
Printing & Copying: Up to sixty (60) pages of an ebook can be printed (or saved) per user as a PDF-file from within the eBook Full Text viewer. The number of pages that you are allowed to print varies depending on individual publisher-specified limits, some publishers does not allow for printing at all. After opening an ebook in Full Text, click on the Save Pages icon (in the right hand menu) to see the Page Limit and the number of pages available for print. If you have reached your printing limit, the option to print or save ebook pages will be temporarily unavailable. DRM-free books does not have any limitations for printing, copying or saving.

In the Result List of LUBsearch and ePublications there is a link to 'Terms of Use' where you will find information about the number of simultaneous users and the terms of use for downloading and printing for each individual ebook:


Name eBooks on EBSCOhost
Publisher/Provider EBSCO Publishing
Subjects included Multidisiplinary
Type of resource Platform containing ebooks
Fulltext format PDF
Accessibility Via IP address
Login authentication required No, not on LU-campus. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to login via LU's Central Authentication Service (CAS) with a Student Account or LUCAT-ID.
Number of concurrent users The number of concurrent users varies. Many titles have unlimited number of concurrent users, but most titles have either 1 to 3 user access, please see the title list and info above for detailed information. If a book isn't available when you try to download it you can place a hold on it and recieve an e-mail when it's available.
Download required No, the ebooks are available for online reading in the eBook Viewer, just click on the eBook Full Text link.
Must be borrowed Only if you want to download the ebook and read it offline
Number of days for download The checkout period varies depending on the type of ebook, please see General information above.
Download and read offline Yes, click on the Download This eBook (Offline) link. Please note! Before you can download an ebook you must login to your personal account (free), to create a new account click on Sign in (in EBSCOhost) or My Folder (in LUBsearch) at the top of the site. Your Student Account or LUCAT can not be used for this!
Download to a portable device Yes, see links to user guides for Apple iOS and Android above. You can also download books with the EBSCO eBook App.  You will need an Adobe ID to activate the app and a My EBSCOhost account (free) to download ebooks.
Copying You may electronically download and save a single copy of an individual chapter, an article or other single item of an ebook, for personal use for scholarly purposes, research and educational use. You are not allowed to download and save a whole ebook. For detailed information about copying, please see General Information above.
Printing You may print a single copy of an individual chapter, an article or other single item of an ebook for personal use for scholarly purposes, research and educational use. You are NOT allowed to print out a whole ebook. See detailed information about printing above.
Text to speech Yes, the PDF files are compatible with text-to-speech software.
Export references Yes
Export formats You can save citations to a file formatted for: Direct Export in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero) ; Direct Export to EndNote Web ; Generic bibliographic management software ; Citations in XML format ; Citations in BibTeX format ; Citations in MARC21 format ; Direct Export to RefWorks.
How do I suggest a purchase Students and staff: Please contact your faculty library.
Librarians: Se Förvärv av elektroniska resurser för mer info.
Restrictions Walk-in users: Users not affiliated with Lund University may be permitted access to eBooks on EBSCOhost, but only within the physical premises of Lund University Libraries.
Interlibrary loan / Fjärrlån Yes, librarians may supply another non-commercial library in Sweden (but not outside) with a single paper copy of a document. This can be done by post or fax, but not via e-mail. By ‘document’ is meant an individual chapter, an article or other single item, but not a complete journal volume or a complete ebook.
Text and Data Mining (TDM) Policy  
Miscellaneous eBook Tutorial Video Downloading ebooks (Not available for iPad, requires Flash Player). Problems with Microsoft Edge and some of EBSCO's interfaces has been reported, so if you are using Microsoft Edge and are experiencing problems please try Firefox or Google Chrome instead.