Answered By: Loan Nguyen
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2020     Views: 10

The short answer to your question is that there is no way to tell how long it will be until an ebook is available.  Most of our Ebsco ebooks are unavailable as long as another person is viewing them. Your best bet is usually to wait an hour and then try the ebook again. In most cases, the other user will have stopped viewing the ebook by then.  

In some cases, the checkout period for a book will be longer.  If you use the "download this ebook" option in Ebsco, you can check the book out for up to 7 days. There is no way to check an ebook back in once it's checked out.  The book simply becomes available to everyone again after the checkout period ends. 

UST subscribes to two different databases for ebooks: Ebrary and Ebsco ebooks. You can search each database individually using our Database page, or you can search them both at the same time using our library catalog.

Use our Ebooks guide for more details about finding ebooks at Doherty.