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E-books: Ebsco eBooks

About Ebsco eBooks

Multidisciplinary collection of e-books.

Books can be found in MetCat and in Ebsco eBooks -platform. Owned books can be browsed at the top of the page (see "eBooks")

More instructions available in Ebsco eBooks guide.

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EBSCO eBooks


For Metropolia students and staff.


Vary from title to title: mainly 1-3 concurrent users. Use may be prevented if an e-book is already on loan

Most Ebsco e-book features (e.g. downloading e-books, adding notes to e-books) require a My Ebscohost account, which can be created in Ebsco.

Remote use

With Metropolia user name and password.


You can read an e-book directly in a browser with Ebsco reader by clicking PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text -link.

If the book is not read for 30 minutes, the book closes automatically.  

Reading EBSCO eBooks (YouTube)


E-books (PDF or  EPUB) can be downloaded onto your computer or mobile device. Required reader: Adobe Digital Editions

For downloading you need a My Ebscohost account: create an account by clicking "Sign-in" in Ebsco.

When you have a My Ebscohost account:

  • Download file to you device by clicking Full Download.
  • Choose Download duration (1- 7 days) and Download format
  • Open the file or save it to your device.

To learn more, see Checking out and Downloading EBSCO eBooks and How can I download and read eBooks on my mobile device? on EBSCO Help.

Downloading EBSCO eBooks (YouTube)


Printing and copying for personal use is permitted. Printing and copying varies from title to title, check what is allowed by clicking the book title in Ebsco eBooks.

Download e-books

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions e-book reader
2. Authorize Adobe Digital Editions:

  • With Adobe ID
    • This will enable you to read e-books on multiple devices
    • Required with mobile apps
    • Create an Adobe ID. The email address you enter will be your Adobe ID.
  • On an computer you can also authorize the reader without an Adobe ID:
    • Choose: "I want to authorize my computer without an ID.”

More information on Adobe Digital Editions online.

E-book examples in Ebsco eBooks

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