If you are working on a public computer that is shared by others (e.g., in your library), you should read ebooks online. 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 ebrary ebooks offline, you must first install ADE.
Downloads allows you to access and work with content offline. You will need to sign in to your personal ebrary account to access this option.
There are several options available in terms of downloading ebrary content:
To download an entire ebrary document onto your computer, thereby creating an e-book for temporary access, you need Adobe Digital Editions, a free software program.
You can read and annotate downloaded e-books offline on your computer, and transfer them to supported devices. You can have up to 10 ebrary e-books downloaded at a time. Access periods (or you can return the download early):
7 days for single-user-only documents, if the library has chosen to allow this
14 days for multi-user documents; all subscription documents are multi-user
If it’s your first time downloading a document onto your computer via Adobe Digital Editions:
I. We recommend setting up Adobe Digital Editions on your computer before you start downloading from ebrary, see: http://support.ebrary.com/?p=841
II. Or you can do all the steps together:
Limitations on full-document downloading:
Alternative: Download a specific chapter or page range as an image PDF