How do I download EBSCO ebooks on a computer?

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Downloading an EBSCO eBook on a computer

Note: for instructions on downloading an EBSCO eBook on a mobile device, go here: https://wabash.libanswers.com/faq/330443

If possible, we recommend downloading portions of the book that will meet your needs, as these files will not expire. See instructions here: https://wabash.libanswers.com/faq/335518

You will need to create (or log into) a MyEBSCOhost account that is separate from your Wabash account.

 

To download an eBook:

  1. Click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download.

    If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so. Note this account is separate from your Wabash account and you will need to create it the first time.

  2. Select a Download duration from the drop-down menu and confirm that you have Adobe® Digital Editions or equivalent reader software installed. (If you are on a tablet device, you must confirm that you have Adobe Digital Editions or an equivalent reader app installed.)

    Note: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or ePub format for an eBook.

  3. Click the Full Download button.

    The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface.

  4. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.

    If you Open the file, your eBook is opened with Adobe® Digital Editions.

    If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.

  5. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions.

Notes:

  • If when trying to download an eBook to Digital Editions you receive the following error message, E_AUTH_BAD_DEVICE_KEY_OR_PKCS12, you may need to completely remove any authorization using ctrl-shift-D to Adobe Digital Editions (cmd-shift-D if on Mac). Then restart Digital Editions, and reauthorize with your Adobe ID.

  • When downloading an eBook using the Chrome browser, the download will not automatically open but appears in the download bar at the bottom of the browser as URLLink.acsm. Click the download in the bar and select Open to open the eBook or select Always open files of this type to automatically open future EBSCO eBooks downloads in ADE. 

Downloading a DRM-Free eBook

Some EBSCO eBooks do not have DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions. These eBooks do not require you to sign into My EBSCOhost to download them. In addition, no Adobe® ID or special software such as Adobe Digital Editions is necessary to download and read them.

DRM-Free EBSCO eBooks can be opened with Adobe® Acrobat or any software that supports PDF or EPUB files and there are no restrictions on printing, saving, or copying.

 To download a DRM-Free eBook:

  1. Click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download.

  2. Select a Download Format (if available) and click the Full Download button.

  3. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.

    If you Open the file, PDF eBooks are opened with Adobe® Reader. EPUB eBooks will open with Adobe® Digital Editions (if installed).

    If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Reader/Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time. 

Placing a Hold on an eBook

If the eBook you have chosen to download is in use by another person, you have the opportunity to place a hold on the eBook to download when it becomes available. Sign into your personal My EBSCOhost folder account (if not already signed in) and click Place Hold to be notified when that eBook is available for you to download.

The eBook is placed in the Holds area of your My EBSCOhost Folder. When the eBook is available, you are notified via the e-mail address associated with your account and the eBook appears in the Checkouts area of your folder.

After you check-out and download your eBook:

  • You may choose to transfer your eBook to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible eBook Reader device.

  • You can re-download the eBook from your My EBSCOhost folder at any time during your checkout period.

Note: Users may also checkout an eBook for download at a later time.

To Checkout an eBook with the option to download at a later time:

  1. Click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download.

  2. Select a Download duration from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.

    If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you will be prompted to do so.

  3. Select Cancel from the resulting dialog box.

    The eBook has been added to the Checkouts area of the folder and can be downloaded at a later time.

  • Last Updated Jan 17, 2023
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  • Answered By Beth Daniel Lindsay

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