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Learn how to access and read ebooks through UR Libraries.

How to download ebooks from Ebook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central logoTo download an ebook, you will need:

  1. Adobe Digital Editions installed and activated with your free Adobe Account.  Follow the instructions in the box below to install it.

To download an ebook:

  1. Select the "Download Book" option and choose the device you wish to read on.
  2. Choose your download format, PDF or ePUB.
  3. Choose whether to Open with Adobe Digital Editions or Save file to open later.
  4. Click OK.

After you download your ebook:

Downloading Adobe Digital Editions

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

Get Adobe Digital Editions

A couple of our e-book packages require Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), a free extension to Adobe Acrobat Reader, to download them. To install and use ADE, follow these steps:

  1. Download Acrobat Reader, if not already installed.
  2. Download Adobe Digital Editions from Adobe's website.
  3. Create an Adobe ID and authorize your copy of ADE.

ADE is pre-installed on Library computers.

An Adobe ID is not necessary to read e-books on the library computers, but it is required to download ebooks to a personal device.  If you are using ADE on your personal computer (not a Library or public computer), Adobe recommends authorizing ADE with an Adobe ID. Your Adobe ID is free and completely separate from your NetID or other UR accounts.

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