Distribute assignable eBooks

Assigned-user access Follett eBooks are only accessible once they are assigned to a patron.


  • Once an eBook is assigned, it cannot be revoked or transferred. Each copy is assigned to a single patron for the duration of the subscription term.
  • The subscription term begins once you assign the eBook.
  1. Go to Discover Admin.
  2. Click eBook Assignments. On this page, along with the title and author, you see the following information for each eBook:
    • Subscription Term: Length of time an eBook is available for use from the time it is assigned.
    • Total Copies: Number of copies purchased (includes available and assigned).
    • Available: Number of copies available to assign.
      Discover Admin eBook Assignments page.
  3. Next to the eBook you want to assign, click Assign.

    Note: You can sort by title, author, or number of available titles to find an eBook.

  4. Use the search bar to find the patron, and then select the checkbox next to their name.

    Note: You can search by first name, last name, or patron identifier.

  5. Click Choose Patrons.
    Assign Available Copies page with Choose Patrons button highlighted.
  6. If you want to add additional patrons, repeat steps 4 and 5. Each patron's name is added to the Selected Patrons section.Assign Available Copies page with Selected Patrons highlighted.
  7. Click Save Assignments.
  8. Read the pop-up, and then click Confirm Assignment to proceed.