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EBSCO eBooks: eBooks Basics

How to search and use EBSCO eBooks

Downloading Ebsco eBooks

Ebsco eBooks can be read online, in-browser by selecting the "EPUB Full Text" option when viewing the eBook record.
Adobe Digital Editions
  • In order to download EBSCO eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your device. You will also need to use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer an eBook to a supported portable eReader device.
  • Adobe Digital Editions is a free download available at this link
  • In addition to Adobe Digital Editions, you'll need to create a personal EBSCO account to download ebooks. You'll be prompted to create or login to your existing account when you select the "Download this (offline)" option.
  • After logging in to your account, you'll be prompted to select a checkout period (1-3 days). After selecting your loan period, click on  “Checkout & Download” to download your ebook.
  • When the File Download box opens, select “Open” and your eBook will open in Adobe® Digital Editions.
Recommended Browser Settings for EBSCO eBooks
  • For Adobe Acrobat Reader Browser Requirements and settings for all supported browsers, click here.

  • For general browser requirements for the EBSCOhost interface, click here.

  • Internet Explorer versions 8.0 and older are not compatible with eBooks in EPUB format. To view an EPUB format eBook, we recommended these browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 11 or later.

Ebsco eBooks Tutorials

This tutorial demonstrates how to search for eBooks and read them online using the eBook Viewer.

This tutorial demonstrates how to read EBSCO eBooks in EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service online using your browser.

This tutorial demonstrates how to download eBooks and transfer them to a compatible eReader device with Adobe Digital Editions.

Ebsco eBooks Mobile App

eBook Viewer

EBSCO’s online eBook viewer supports reading on desktop or laptop computers and tablet devices. Our reader is browser-based, so there’s no need to download special software or hardware; users simply search, click and immediately start reading.

Supported Devices and Apps

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with:

  • Desktop Computers
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
  • Android Phones and Tablets
  • eBook Readers that support Adobe DRM
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