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

Using 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 on the EbscoHost platform.

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)

More instructions available: Ebsco eBooks guide.


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

The possibility to download varies per title, not all books can be downloaded. These books can be read online.

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 EBSCO Help.:


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.

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