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Downloading eBooks: Ebook Library (EBL) to Computer

This guide explains how to use and download eBooks

Note: Adobe Digital Editions is required to download

If you are working on a public computer that is shared by others (e.g., in your library), you should read ebooks online via the EBL Online Reader. On your personal computer, all downloaded ebooks are read via Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), a separate application from Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader designed specifically for reading ebooks that have been secured with Adobe's digital rights management (DRM) software. In order to download and read EBL ebooks offline, you must first install ADE.

Download to a computer

EBL ebooks can be downloaded to a laptop or desktop computer for reading offline. Download options are located in the Download tab in the EBL Online Reader

1. Access title and login using career account.

2. Click "Read Online" (required before downloading)

3. Click on "download" (on tab)

4. Select loan length between 1 and 21 days (1 day is default).

5. Select format: PDF or ePub (ePub is default)

6. Click "Download"

7. Dialog box "Opening URLLink.asm" dialog box opens.  Click "Open with Adobe Digital Editions"

8. Adobe Digital Editions opens and loads title


In your personal ADE library, banners on the ebook icons will indicate the length of your offline access to a title and whether access has expired to any ebooks. If an ebook expires and you need additional offline access, you may download it again in the EBL Online Reader.

You can scroll or click to turn pages, or navigate using the Table of Contents. The Reading menu at the top provides additional viewing and navigation options. You can also search the text of the ebook, create bookmarks, highlight text and add notes. Printing and copying permissions are half of the allowances provided in the EBL Online Reader, which allows a user to print up to 20% and copy up to 5% of any ebook’s total content.

 

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