Answered By: Nicole Montgomery
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2018     Views: 34

Once you have identified a book or books in our library search and have logged in to guarantee you are getting full access to all possible search results:


Sometimes you may need to click the FIND FULL TEXT link to view and read an eBook.

EDS search eBook record with the Find Full Text link highlighted with a red box and arrow


In other instances, simply click on the PDF link to view and read the eBook.

EDS Search Results with eBook record highlighting the PDF Full Text link

Print Books

For print books, start by clicking on the FIND FULL TEXT link.

EDS search results with a print book holding record. Find Full Text link is highlighted.

Then select the Request Item Through Library Express button to start the process to have the book checked out and delivered to your home address (online-only and regional campus students, faculty and staff).

Book holdings record with "Request Item Through Library Express" highlighted


Checkout Periods

Checkout periods are usually longer for regional campus and online students to allow for delivery time to remote locations affiliated with EKU.  Distance and online student loan periods are as follows:

Main Collection Loan Period: 6 weeks

Media Collection Load Period: 3 weeks

Popular Collection Loan Period: 4 weeks

New Books: 6 weeks

Periodical Loan Period: 4 weeks

Materials Limit: Unlimited


The below video goes into more detail on this process.