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Ebooks - Using Electronic Online Books: Check out/Download EBSCO eBooks

This guide will assist you in finding electronic books in EBSCO ebooks, Gale Virtual Reference Library and Credo Reference. Information on downloading and transferring EBSCO books is also included.

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Limit results to downloadable eBooks by selecting Download Available under Refine Results.

Set Up Adobe Digital Editions

  • Download Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Adobe Digital Editions is available for free download.
  • Activate Adobe Digital Editions by creating an Adobe ID and password, and then logging into Adobe Digital Editions. See the instructions from Adobe.  
  • To use a portable device or eBook device, you need to activate the device with your Adobe ID and password.
  • For a list of supported eBook devices, see this FAQ.

Checkout & Download an eBook to Computer

Many of ECC Library's EBSCO eBooks can be downloaded to your computer for up to 7 days.


1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

2. Select a Checkout period(default is 7 days) from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.

    3.If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.  To create a new account, just complete registration process of e-mail and password of your choice.

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

    5. Select Open with or Save File from the resulting dialog box.

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

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