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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



Login to My Library Account to renew items, create holds on books in the catalog, see what you have checked out and more. Your PIN should be set to the last 4 digits of your SCC ID number. If it doesn't work, please contact the library to reset i. 828.339.4288 or

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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 within 1-2 days. This is a free service!

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Technology Lending Has Resumed

Technology Lending Has Resumed

Technology lending of laptops, hotspots, calculators, and webcams has resumed. Technology checks out for the entire semester and is due on the last day of class.

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  • Students on the Jackson campus, please come to the Holt Library front desk to checkout technology
  • Students at Macon or Swain campuses, please email us at: to arrange delivery of library technology to your campus for pickup 
  • You will need an SCC ID card to check out materials
  • You may get your SCC ID card at the Cashier's office on the Jackson campus or at the Macon campus in the Receptionist's Office

All students are required to sign a technology agreement. If you are under 18 years old, a parent or guardian's signature is required.

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Borrow from other libraries: Interlibrary Loan Service

If we don't own the book or article you need, we will borrow it for you from another library.



  • Title, Author, ISBN (if possible), and any other information you can find on the item you want (year of publication, etc.)
  • You must have a Holt Library account established and it must be in good standing (no fines outstanding, no overdue items).
  • Allow at least a week for your books to arrive on our campus
  • Do we have your current phone number/email address? We want to notify you quickly. For articles, we will deliver the article to your email account as soon as it is received.


This is a free service!