Most eBooks can be downloaded for offline viewing. Once an eBook is downloaded, you can read it on your device without an internet connection.
The last copy of an eBook from ProQuest's Ebook Central (formerly "ebrary") will not be able to be downloaded or checked out. So, for example, if an eBook is single-user, it may not be downloaded. 3-user titles allow 2 downloads, and preserve online access for 1 user. Multiple-user titles may be downloaded.
If we only have access to a single copy of an eBook from eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), it cannot be downloaded. If it is showing as not available, it is because someone is currently viewing it. However, if we have unlimited access or concurrent access, all allowed uses can be downloaded. Concurrent access means there can be usually 365 uses per year, and there can be unlimited (within the 365 constraint) simultaneous users at a given time. With EBSCOhost concurrent access, even the last use can be downloaded.
In order to download eBooks from ProQuest and EBSCOhost, you will need to create free accounts for these platforms. Both ProQuest and EBSCOhost will prompt you to sign in or create an account when you download an e-book.
Creating a user account on the EBSCOhost or ProQuest sites is NOT required to use the eBooks. Your UO DuckID is enough to access these materials. If you choose to create an account, you will be able to: