I'm trying to view an ebook on EBSCOhost but it says 'sorry, this ebook is in use'. How can a virtual book have a finite amount of simultaneous users?
Think of viewing or checking out an EBSCO eBook as the same as checking out a physical book. If someone is already looking at it or it is checked out, you have to wait until they are through.
Usually if you just give it a bit of time the other user will get out of the book and you will be able to access it. Meanwhile, we can check and see if there is anything else that will work for you if you like. If you want to learn more about EBSCO eBooks, use the link below.
The good news is that users can check-in eBooks before the check-out duration has expired using the BlueFire app as well as Adobe Digital Editions. Returning the eBook early will release the title for other users, which is beneficial if the library has purchased the title with limited access.