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Tips for Using E-Books


  • All EBSCO eBooks can be read online or downloaded to a PC or mobile device.
  • Patrons can download entire eBooks or specific chapters.
  • There is a limit on the number of pages that can be printed for each title based on the publisher.


EBSCO eBooks are compatible with:

  • Desktop computers
  • iPhone, iPad
  • Android phones and tablets
  • E-Book readers that support Adobe DRM

Searching EBSCO eBooks

In order to download EBSCO eBooks to your computer or mobile device to read you must create an account that is separate from your library account.


To create a personal account:

1. Access EBSCOhost through your library and click the MyEBSCO icon in the top right of the page.

2. Click "Create an Account"

3. Enter the relevant information and remember your Username and Password.

4. Click on "Sign in to MyEBSCO" and use your new Username and Password to log in.


Creating an Account in the EBSCO Mobile App

1. Open the app and tap "Access with your institution".

2. Tap your institution's name in the display and enter your institution's credentials to sign in to the app.

3. Tap the profile icon in the menu at the bottom of the screen to access the Profile screen.

4. Tap the "Create Account" button.

5. Fill in your information and click Create Account.

6. You will receive confirmation that your account has been created and are prompted to Log In with your new account.

To read EBSCO e-books on your mobile device you can download the EBSCO app from the appropriate store:

While you do not need an Adobe Digital Editions account to read e-books in the app, you will still need to have a MyEBSCO Account. This can be created in the app if you have not created one already. See instructions on the "Creating a MyEBSCO Account" tab.

EBSCO eBooks on the EBSCO Mobile App

To download EBSCO eBooks to your computer and read offline you will need to have an Adobe Digital Editions account and a My EBSCOhost Account.


To Download an entire EBSCO eBook to your PC:

1. Search EBSCOhost for eBook titles of interest.


2. Click on title of the eBook you are interested in.


3. Choose the format (EPUB or PDF) by clicking on "Access options" and then click on "Download".


4. If you would like to download the entire e-book, click on "Full eBook download" at the top of the page.



5. Choose the number of days you would like to borrow the eBook and format, check the Adobe Digital Editions box if you have already downloaded this and click "Download".


6. When the File Download box opens, click on the filename and the eBook will appear in Adobe Digital Editions.