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EBSCO eBooks: Students: eBook Basics

What are EBSCO eBooks?

What are EBSCO eBooks?

EBSCO eBooks are online versions of some print books that the library has purchased. eBooks that are owned will be available to the library in perpetuity, with provisions being made for long term access and preservation. SOME RESTRICTIONS DO APPLY.  There is not an eBook version of every book published. Search the database for availability.

EBSCO eBooks offer a number of advantages.  Users can:

  • Access titles on mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fire, and Android Devices
  • Search within a book for specific words or phrases
  • Save, print, or email chapters or sections
  • Copy and paste portions of text for easy access during the research process
  • Save a list of favorite books to a personal book shelf (EBSCOhost account)
  • Generate or export citations 
  • Save notes to a personal folder with an EBSCOhost account


Register to Access EBSCO eBooks

FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW  to register or update your Library Patron number. All patrons must be registered to access eBooks, on and off campus.

If you have a student ID card, your 14-digit barcode is on the back. This is your library number. If you do not have an ID card, please contact the Eagle Card Services manager for assistance, at or 410-951-3570 

Search for EBSCO eBooks

Library Contact


For any questions about EBSCO eBook access or use, contact .

eBooks in the Classroom

EBSCO eBooks are a great addition to the classroom. They offer sustainable and cost effective access to teaching and learning resources. Here are some things to know about the use of EBSCO eBooks in your courses:

  • EBSCO eBooks can be found and read through a title search of your library's EBSCO eBooks database (here


  • Your instructor may use a Permalink in your BlackBoard courses/sites for direct access. 
  • If you see an eBook link in your BlackBoard site, you will need to sign-in with your Library Patron information (barcode/last name) every time you use the link.
  • To ensure that everyone has access to the EBSCO eBooks for your class, PLEASE DO NOT click Full Download. Always choose PDF or EPUB. This ensures open access for everyone.  
  • Feel free to use these course eBooks and other eBooks to complete assignments. eBooks may be accessed on the internet, but they are still scholarly books. You have the option of downloading EBSCO eBooks that are not used for course textbooks. All downloads are temporary.