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eBooks and Mobile Options: Downloading EBSCO Content

Reading eBooks

The easiest way to read an EBSCO eBook is to view it through a web browser. 

Most eBooks have digital rights management software that control use of ebooks.  To use ebooks with individual devices, you must follow the instructions on this page to insure best access. 

Searching the EBSCO ebook collection on your device makes downloading easier. Generally, you will need the bluefire reader app and an Adobe digital editions ID to authorize the reader.

Compatible Devices

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with for the following eBook Readers:

  • Apple (iOS) Devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Sony EReader Touch Edition
  • Barnes & Noble Nook
  • All eBook Readers supporting the Adobe eBook DRM
  • Kindle Fire but not other Kindles

EBSCO has an EBook app that you can use for your devices. You will need an EBSCO personal folder account and an ADOBE Digital Editions ID. Both are free and easy to obtain.  Instructions below:

  1. Download the EBSCO eBooks app from Google Play or iTunes
  2. Find your library and sign in to access their collection
  3. Search and browse to find the titles you're interested in
  4. Download an EBSCO eBook by clicking on the "Download" link on the search result page or from within the detailed record
  5. Select your preferred checkout period and click "Checkout & Download"
  6. The title automatically opens in the EBSCO eBooks app
  7. Begin reading the title in the app, bookmark your place for later, and return it to the library's collection when finished

Click here to learn how to  create  a MyEbscohost Account

Click here to get a  free  Adobe Digital Editions ID . 

Click here for or detailed instructions on the EBSCO EBook app.

Working With EBSCO eBooks

Once you search for EBSCO eBooks, you can

  1. Read the full Text on your computer
  2. Download the text to your device
  3. Browse the Table of Contents and review a chapter.

You must create a free EBSCO account to download a book. 

Once the loan period is up, you will no longer have access to your EBSCO ebook.