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This guide provides step by step instructions for downloading eBooks for some mobile devices. With the number of different devices out there, unfortunately we cannot give descriptions for them all. Take a look at the tabs at the top to find your device. If you have a device not listed, take a look at the general instruction on this page or in the video. If you are still having trouble or you have any questions, please contact the library's Chat service!

Note: Internet Explorer (IE) is not recommended for accessing or downloading library ebooks, as it has been known to cause issues. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Before you download an eBook, it is helpful if you do the following:

  1. Create an Adobe ID account (free)

  2. Download Adobe® Digital Editions to your device (free)

  3. Create a My EBSCOhost account (free)

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EBSCO training video on downloading eBooks to your computer

Step by Step Instructions to download an eBook to your desktop

  1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download. If you do not see this option, the book is not available for download, and must be read online  
  2. You will need to sign in with your My EBSCOhost account or Create a new Account
  3. Once you are signed in you will have the option to Checkout & Download 
  4. If you do not already have it you will need to click the link for Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing.
  5. adobe digital editions link
    • Click Download Now
    • Select the right version for your computer
    • Follow instructions for downloading Adobe Digital Editions
  6. Navigate back to your browser and select Checkout & Download
  7. The book will download and you will need to authorize with an Adobe ID
  8. If you do not have one then click on Create a free Adobe ID and then log in with these credentials
  9. Now you will be taken to your Adobe Digital Editions library and the book will download and be visible