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Learn how to access and read ebooks through UR Libraries.

How to download EBSCO Ebooks

EBSCOhost logoTo download an ebook, you will need:

  1. Adobe Digital Editions: Follow the instructions below for installation on your computer.
  2. Personal EBSCO account (separate from your UR account).  Follow these instructions to create your EBSCO account.

To checkout an ebook with the option to download it later:

  1. Sign in to EBSCO with your personal EBSCO account (not your UR account).
  2. Click the Download link for the ebook you would like to download.
  3. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button. The ebook will be added to the Checkouts area of the folder.
  4. Select Close once the dialog box reads Success!. The ebook has been added to your account's Folder to be downloaded at a later time.

After you checkout and download your ebook:

Installing 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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