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Reading, Downloading, and Printing Library E-books

EBSCO Ebooks

Print,Copy, and Download Options

Look under Publisher Permissions to see how many pages you can copy, print, or download at one time.

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For more information on using Ebsco Ebooks check out the EBSCO eBooks: For eBook Users Guide,

Download Entire E-book

To download an entire e-book, you need to create an Ebscohost account and have Adobe Digital Editions downloaded on your computer. 

Step 1 - Getting Started

  • Click on the Full Download link on the left side menu in the e-book.

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  • If you haven't already logged in, you will be prompted to create/sign in to your Ebscohost account.

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Step 2 -  Downloading setup

By downloading the entire e-book, you are checking it out for a certain number of days. After that, it will be unavailable unless you download it again. 

  • Select the number of days you want to check out the e-book.
  • Select if you want it in PDF or EPUB.
  • Check the box you have installed Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or download it with the link provided.
  • Click on the Full Download button. 

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Step 3 - Opening the E-book

  • Click on the e-book file ending with .ascm  in the download folder on your computer. It should open in Adobe Digital Editions.
  • You can also click on the e-book located in  Bookshelves- All Items in the Adobe Digital Reader on your computer. 

If you selected PDF format:

  • The pages will appear one at a time by scrolling up and down.

If you selected EPUB format:

  • The e-book will appear in sections you navigate with the left & right arrows

The e-book will expire from your Adobe Digital Editions reader when the time is up. You can download it again if you need more time. 

For more help, watch this video on Downloading E-books from Ebsco. 

Download or Print a Chapter

After you click on a chapter, use the down arrow to download a chapter into a PDF or click on the Print Pages to print.

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E-book has limited number of copies available

If the e-book you are using has a limited number of copies available, Ebsco will tell you how many copies are in use under e-Book Availability.  If all copies are in use, you will have to try again later to access the e-book. 

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