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e-books: EBSCO


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EBSCO eBooks provides access to e-books from different publishers and covers a wide range of subjects.

Reading EBSCO e-books

Computers on campus

If you are reading an EBSCO e-book on computers on campus, you do not need to download any additional software, just click on PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text 

EBSCO e-books interface


It will open in the e-book viewer.


EBSCO e-books interface


Personal computers or devices

Reading in the EBSCO e-book viewer using PDF Full Text you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

If you select EPUB Full Text  EBSCO recommend Internet Explorer version IE 9 or newer. You can download the latest version from Microsoft.

Printing and copying EBSCO e-books

Copying and printing from EBSCO e-books is restricted and varies according to each title. You can see the copy/print entitlement in the detailed record view of the EBSCO e-book.

A limited number of pages can be either saved or printed as a PDF file. 


The saved PDF pages can then be printed within the PDF viewer.



It is also possible to email e-book pages as a PDF if the E-mail Pages in the top menu.

What software do I need for downloading from EBSCO on my personal device or computer?

Personal computer or laptop

If you are using a personal computer or laptop you must have Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher installed on your computer. 


You also need a MyEBSCOhost account if you want to download the entire book. You will be prompted to sign into this when you access and EBSCO e-book if you are not already logged in. There is also the option to Create a new Account.

*If you want to download a section or chapter of an EBSCO e-book you do not need to login into a MyEBSCOhost account.



You should see a Download This eBook (Offline) link that allows you to download an e-book to your computer or device when you are offline.



You can choose to download the e-book in PDF or EPUB format

Check out period is 1 day

Select Checkout & Download



iOS (iPhone, iPad, Mac)

If you are using iOS device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) you can download and open e-books in Bluefire Reader using Safari

You will need to ensure that the browser settings allows pop-ups and Safari will open a new tab with the downloaded file.



You can send saved EBSCO e-book pages in PDF format to a Kindle.

Save EBSCO e-books pages as a PDF, by selecting the pages to save.

Select Save PDF


You can then select the relevant send to kindle option from Amazon to read the PDF on your kindle.