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GALILEO is happy to announce that eBooks can now be checked out and downloaded onto many different devices from eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary.) This functionality is available to all GALILEO institutions who have purchased Solinet/Lyrasis Shared Collections via GALILEO:
• University System of Georgia
• Technical College System of Georgia [This is us!]
• Public Libraries
Users will now see the option "Download (Offline)" appearing within the record for each eBook. When a user selects this option, they will be prompted to sign into their My EBSCOhost account. If the user does not have a My EBSCOhost account, they will be asked to create one. Once the user logs in, a screen will appear where the user can select the "Check out Period" and then download the eBook.
In order to view the eBook on their device, the user will need to download Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher. This is necessary to manage the checkout process.
The following GALILEO FAQ provides access to a word document that outlines this download process, provides a link to Adobe Digital Editions, and also provides a list of all supported devices.
If you have any questions regarding this new functionality, please submit a comment to GALILEO Support Services via our Contact Us form.
Oh happy day!