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Download Ebooks to your computer or mobile device

 
Set up your device:


The initial set-up of your preferred device is the most time consuming. Once that has been accomplished downloading ebooks is quick and easy.

  • You will need to sign up for Adobe authorization
  • Ebsco ebooks require Adobe®Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher. This is a free download.
  • After downloading use the browser back button to return here and continue
  • For mobile devices choose a reader app from this list
You will find ebooks in the Library’s catalog  or from the Ebook search from Ebsco
 
Search by:
  • subject,
  • author,
  • title
  • or keyword.

On the results screen review the list of titles. Underneath each title there will be an icon for full text labeled “ebook full text” and if the book is available for download there will be an icon to click on and download the book. You may download to your computer or your mobile device.

NOTE: The majority of our ebooks are available for download.  If there is not a download icon appearing next to the full text icon then the book is not in PDF format and cannot be downloaded. You may limit your search to only those titles available for downloading by clicking on the box next to Download available under the Limiters either on the initial search screen or on the left hand side of the screen as you view your search results.

Once you have selected a book to download you will need to set up an account on the Ebsco website. If you already have one then sign in. This allows you to “check out” the ebook.


Check out period for downloaded books is
: 7 days

View an Ebsco tutorial on downloading an ebook.

For more information go to the FAQ on the Ebsco website

Email askref@smsu.edu with questions or comments.
 

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