Ebooks at MSJC Libraries: Student Access

About Ebooks at MSjC

User Access Limits

eBook providers may place user limits on the number of students who can view an eBook at the same time. If you get a message stating the eBook is "in use" or not available, this is most likely the reason.

Here's a quick summary of user limitations on our eBook providers:

  • Credo Reference: Unlimited
  • EBSCO eBooks: Mostly unlimited user, some 1-3 users, depending on publisher permissions. Usage availability will be listed in each eBook's detailed record under Concurrent User Level:

Ebsco user level screenshot

  • Gale eBooks: Unlimited
  • Oxford Reference: Unlimited
  • Springer eBooks: Unlimited users and fully downloadable

Off-Campus Access

When you are off campus, you will need to sign in with your mymsjc username and password to access eBooks.

On Campus Access

When you are on campus, you only need to navigate to the library's website to access the eBook collections, whether using the campus wifi or library computers.