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How to Download eBooks From Holt Library to Read Offline 

To checkout or download an eBook in ProQuest or EBSCO, including titles available via NC Live, a personal account is required . You do not need a personal account to use the "read online" feature and read an eBook from your computer desktop (however an internet connection is required). Download times (1 day to 365 days) vary by title because some eBooks only have 1 user spot available at a time. 

ProQuest and EBSCO eBook collections manage check outs and downloads using  Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) .  Similar to a print book which, when checked out, is not available for use by someone else, many eBooks are only available to one person at a time when checked out. 

In both ProQuest and EBSCO you can choose your download format - PDF or EPUB. Books in PDF retain the look and feel of the print book. EPUB allows you to resize the text of the book, which may be helpful on a tablet, phone, or other smaller device.

Download Steps:

1. Create an account on ProQuest Ebooks Central and EBSCO eBook platforms.

2. Download Adobe Digital Editions  (ADE) to your personal computer, and create an account. (ADE is not required for UPSO content.)

3. Search for and download an eBook from Holt Library's OneSearch All Books


Need a book or article not available from Holt Library?

Fill out the Holt Library Interlibrary Loan form to request that we get the book or article for you from another library. Turnaround time for books to be shipped to us is about a week to ten days.  Articles are usually delivered electronically with 1-2 days. This is a free service!

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Login to "My Account"  using your Library barcode (located on the back of your ID card) and your PIN (the last four digits of your SCC ID). You can view and renew your books and track your holds and fines. For help, call us at  828-339-4288.

Activating your SCC Student ID Card for Library Checkout

You do not need your SCC Student ID Card to use the library’s online databases and e-books
Activating your SCC student ID card for Library checkout enables you to check out physical items from the library.  
  • Get a SCC Student ID Card from the Cashier's Office in the Balsam Building on the Jackson campus or call them at: 828-339-4290.
  • Activate your SCC Student ID Card with us by filling out the registration form at the front desk of Holt Library or complete the Library Card Activation form online and we will send you a confirmation email when the activation is complete.
  • Students may check out up to 8 items at a time. Books check out for 4 weeks. DVDs check out for 1 week. Contact us to renew items 828-339-4288 or

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Sign in to your free personal profile account using your southwestern email address. If you do not yet have a personal account, create one by clicking on the "Sign In" link in the upper right-hand corner and then clicking on the Sign Up tab. Activate your profile account by confirming your email address in the “The Chronicle: Confirm your email address” email.  Setting up a profile will give you more seamless access and allow you to subscribe to newsletter alerts, view job postings, job alerts and salary data and receive discounts In the Chronicle store.

Macon and Swain Campuses

We can deliver Holt library materials or materials borrowed from another library to Macon or Swain campuses.

  • You will need to establish a Holt Library account to check out print items. Activate your card online here.
  • Fill out the Interlibrary Loan form.
  • Please allow for delivery time of 2-3 days for Holt Library Items and 1 week-10 Days for non-Holt Library items.
  • You will pick up and return items to your campus receptionist.

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