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Downloading eBooks: EBSCO to Mobile

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. 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 EBSCO ebooks offline, you must first install ADE.

Downloading onto a Mobile Device

1. Go to title from Libraries website.
2.To download for offline access, user must have a My Ebscohost account, which is a personal account not associated with career account.
Either register or login.
3.User must choose checkout period in days, 1 to 7 days (the default is 7 dyas).
4.Click "Checkout & Download" you will then get a message indicating title was checked out successfully.
5.Title will open in Bluefire Reader. (Note: if you have Overdrive on your iPad, you will be given an option to open title in Overdrive; however, if you choose Overdrive, you will get a message indicating that PDF is an unsupported format)

EBSCO support