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What are user limits?
Some ebook providers place limits on the number of people who can view or use an ebook at the same time. If you get a "busy" message or are asked to wait to read an ebook, this is the cause.
Any limits on the number of users will be noted in our OneSearch record for the book, right below the link for the full text, as shown here:
Here's a quick summary of user limitations on our largest providers of ebooks:
- ACLS Humanities ebooks: unlimited
- Ebook Central: most are unlimited; some are 1 user or 3 users (usually textbooks!)
- EBSCOhost Ebooks: mostly 1 user, with a few 3-user exceptions
- Gale Virtual Reference Library: unlimited
- JSTOR: unlimited
- MyiLibrary: unlimited
- Oxford Reference Online Premium: 1 user, with specific unlimited exceptions
- Oxford Scholarship: mostly 1 user, with a few 3-user exceptions
- Safari Tech Books/O'Reilly: unlimited
- SAGE: unlimited
- Taylor & Francis: unlimited
- Wiley: unlimited
Ebook Database Quick List
Ebook Central This link opens in a new window
More than 150,000 ebooks for CSUSB users. No special software required! Read online, or download limited portions as PDF files.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Access to a wide variety of scholarly journals, plus ebooks from university presses.
EBSCOhost eBook Collection This link opens in a new window
Small collection of titles purchased for CSUSB users.
ACLS Humanities Ebooks This link opens in a new window
Ebooks in the humanities and social sciences, many of which are classics in their field, from American Council of Learned Societies.
O’Reilly Online Learning E-books (formerly Safari Tech Books) This link opens in a new window
Ebooks as well as training videos and "learning paths." Focuses on computer sciences, but also covers business. Unlimited number of users. You will always be asked to login via MyCoyote, both on and off campus.