How do I download EBSCO ebooks on a mobile device?

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Downloading an EBSCO eBook on a Mobile Device

For instructions on downloading an EBSCO eBook on a computer, go here: https://wabash.libanswers.com/faq/330437/?m=p

eBooks can be downloaded via the EBSCO mobile app, available for Apple and Android devices via their respective app stores. Watch this tutorial:

eBooks can also be downloaded to your mobile device and read with the free Adobe Digital Editions reader app. Watch this tutorial and/or read on for instructions.

You will need the following:

  • Adobe Digital Editions App (Installed on your Apple or Android device)
  • An Adobe ID
  • Safari Web Browser (Apple device users)

Note for Apple Device Users:  Pop-ups must be allowed in the settings for the Safari web browser as the downloaded eBook file opens in a new tab before opening in the Adobe Digital Editions app.

Install Adobe Digital Editions App

Download the Adobe Digital Editions App from your device's app store:

Please note: The Overdrive app is recommended for Kindle Fire tablet users.

Create an Adobe ID

If you have previously created an Adobe ID to download and read EBSCO eBooks with Adobe Digital Editions on your desktop computer, you already have an Adobe ID you can use to authorize the Adobe Digital Editions app.

Note: You must authorize the Adobe Digital Editions app with your Adobe ID.

Authorize Adobe Digital Editions App with your Adobe ID

Before you download an eBook to Adobe Digital Editions, you must authorize the app with your Adobe ID.

Please note: You will only need to authorize the Adobe Digital Editions app with your Adobe ID once. After this has been done, you will only need to tap Download any time you wish to download and read an eBook on your device.

To Authorize the App:

  1. Open the Adobe Digital Edition app from your device's applications menu.

  2. Tap the Settings menu icon in the upper-left and tap Settings.

  3. Tap Authorize and enter your Adobe ID and password in the fields provided.

    Note: Leave the default eBook Vendor selected as Adobe ID.

  4. Tap Authorize.

    Authorize ADE App

Your device is now authorized to read EBSCO eBooks.

Checkout and Download an eBook on an Apple Device

Next, locate an eBook you wish to download to your device and use the following steps to download it.

To download an eBook:

  1. Use the Safari browser to search your institution's eBook Collection on EBSCOhost.

    Note: Pop-ups must be allowed in the settings for the Safari web browser as the downloaded eBook file opens in a new tab before opening in the Adobe Digital Editions app.

  2. Tap the Full Download link for the eBook you would like to download.

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

    Download link
  3. Select a Borrow duration from the drop-down menu.

  4. If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format, indicate that you have Adobe Digital Editions or an equivalent app installed and tap the Full Download button.

    Choose eBook format

    The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.

  5. Once the eBook downloads, tap to open the file. From there you can view your library or begin reading the eBook.

You may now begin reading the eBook on your device.

Note:

  • After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file is still be on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Adobe Digital Editions and selecting to remove it from your library.

Checkout and Download an eBook on an Android Device

Next, locate an eBook you wish to download to your device and use the following steps to download it.

To download an eBook:

  1. Use your device's web browser to search your institution's eBook Collection on EBSCOhost.

  2. Tap the Full Download link for the eBook you would like to download.

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

    Download link

  3. Select a Borrow period from the drop-down menu.

  4. If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format and tap the Full Download button.

    Choose eBook format

    The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.

  5. After the download has finished, tap the downloaded eBook file from the pull-down menu at the top of your device's screen or from the Downloads area.

    tap eBook file in drop-down menu
  6. Once the downloaded eBook opens in Adobe Digital Editions, tap to view your library or begin reading the eBook.

Note:

  • After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file is still be on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Adobe Digital Editions and selecting to remove it from your library.

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  • Last Updated Jan 05, 2021
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  • Answered By Beth Daniel Lindsay

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