101 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
P: 416-961-8800
Toll Free (Ontario Only): 1-888-534-2222
F: 416-961-8822
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We have ebooks

The College’s library has expanded our free services for members and added a collection of English and French ebooks. Our ebooks offer resources on a variety of topics including Special Education, classroom management, leadership strategies and teaching strategies.

You can borrow ebooks here.

This Help Sheet provides step-by-step instructions on how to download an ebook.


Downloading eBooks Help Sheet

You may choose to download an eBook to your computer and read it offline at a later time.

Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing. This free software can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions.

To download an eBook:

1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

 Step one

2. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.

 Step Two

3. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface. If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.

4. Select Open with or Save File from the resulting dialog box.

 Step Four

If you select Open with, your eBook is opened with Adobe® Digital Editions. If you select Save file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.

5. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions.

 Step Five

Placing a Hold on an eBook:

If the eBook you have chosen to download is in use by another patron, and if your library offers Holds capabilities, you have the opportunity to place a hold on the eBook to download when it becomes available. Enter your email address in the field provided and click the Place Hold button.

Step Five 

The eBook is placed in the Holds area of your My EBSCOhost Folder. When the eBook is available, you are notified via the email address you provided and the eBook appears in the Checkouts area of your folder.

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F: 416-961-8822 / info@oct.ca

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