Answered By: Baker Berry Reference Services
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2017     Views: 20

First, the good news:

Yes, you can download NetLibrary ebooks on the EbscoHost platform. NetLIbrary ebooks are listed in our Library Catalog. You can also search and browse NetLibrary books on the EBSCOhost platform.

The bad news:

The loan period is for one hour. This is because NetLibrary books were purchased as part of a consortial agreement where these titles are shared among several institutions.  We cannot have longer loan periods because of simultaneous use restrictions - when the book is being used at Dartmouth, it can't be accessed at other institutions.


It is easy to read EBSCOhost books online - they are available either in PDF or EPUB format, both of which allow one to page through the book.


To download a book for offline reading:

  1. Log into EBSCOhost using the "Sign In" link on the blue menu banner.
    If you don't have an account, you will need to create one. Please note that this is separate from the Dartmouth system, so it does not use your Net ID.2. In order to protect your Dartmouth password, create a different password.
  2. Download the EBSCO ebook app from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Mac IOS), depending on your mobile device. If you wish to access the ebook on your computer, download and install Adobe Digital Editions.
  3. Now you're ready to download the book. If you are downloading to a mobile device - use the device to either search for the book in the Library Catalog or use EBSCOhost. Likewise, is you wish to download to your computer, you should use it to search and download the book.

If you do encounter problems, use the Ask a Librarian page to chat or send an email.

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