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Guide to using e-books subscribed to by the London Business School Library


Using EBSCO E-Books



An e-book service which provides access to academic books from the world's leading publishers. The Library has a tailored collection of titles available via the EBSCO platform, and each title can be accessed via a link from the library catalogue or directly via the platform. New titles are can be added to our EBSCO collection in response to academic recommendation.


Staff, Students and Faculty


Access on and off campus via library catalogue or Library LibGuide


Some titles may not allow for printing due to individual publisher-specified limits.

The number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.


To download a book, you must first create a My EbscoHost personal account

Most can be downloaded to your computer or device for 1- 5 days at a time

The downloaded file will expire after you have reached the selected download period, but you can download again

Ensure you have the correct software (normally either Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader) on your computer or device. 

Placing a Hold on an E-Book

If the eBook you require is being used by another user, you can place a hold on the title.

Sign into your personal My EBSCOhost account and click Place Hold to be notified when that eBook is available for you to download. The eBook is placed in the Holds area of your My EBSCOhost Folder.

When the eBook is available, you are notified via the e-mail address associated with your account and the eBook appears in the Checkouts area of your folder.

Compatible Devices

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with all devices and apps supporting Adobe eBook DRM, a standard used by most popular eBook providers, including Google Play. A complete list of Adobe eBook DRM compatible devices and apps is available here.

Note: Currently, there is no support to mobile devices that use the Windows operating system.

See our LibGuide to offline reading for more details

Further help with using EBSCO e-books, including help on downloading to mobile devices, is available at the EBSCO E-books help pages


Search our catalogue


E-Books are listed in the Library Catalogue. 
Click on the URL link in the record.
If there is no e-book version of a book that you need
email as we may be able to help.