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Ebooks: EBSCO


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 10 or newer. You can download the latest version from Microsoft.

For all other browsers Chrome, Firefox and Safari, EBSCO recommend the latest version plus one previous version.


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.

The download period is 1 day.



You should see Download This eBook (Offline), this 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.