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We subscribe to individual eBook titles through EBSCOhost. Learn more about reading, downloading, annotating, printing and copying the EBSCO eBooks below.

Sometimes eBooks may not load properly due to:

 Issue

 Solution
 The library subscription may only allow a restricted number of users at any one  time  Try again later
 Some eBooks may take a long time to load, due to the file size  Don't close your browser
 Your computer settings may need to be checked against our system requirements  E.g. you should have cookies enabled in your browser
 If the eBook doesn't load  You may need to empty your cache periodically
 When off-campus you cannot access an eBook  A firewall may be affecting your access. e.g. DRN

 

Download eBook Reader Software

You will need a personal account to download EBSCO eBooks. If you have not created an account, you will be prompted to do so when you start the download process. Also you will need to download eBook viewing software and set up accounts. This will vary by device.

For PC and Mac:

For mobile devices such as Android devices, iPads and iPhones: 

  • Download the free Bluefire Reader app 
  • You will be prompted to set up a free account with Adobe.

Download EBSCO eBooks

  • Search the eBook you want in the library SearchGateway and click on 'View it' 
  • Click on 'full text available' link
  • Select 'PDF full text' or 'Download this eBook (offline)'
  • Sign into your 'My EBSCOhost account' if you already have one OR create an account, if you are new
  • Select your preferred check out period and then click on 'Checkout and download' 
  • You will receive a message stating 'The eBook was checked out successfully'.

Downloaded eBooks

  • You can add notes, save pages, email pages, cite, export citations to reference management databases and more 
  • You can track your EBSCO eBooks related activities in 'My folder' including past checkouts and notes
  • Once your loan period for the eBook expires, it will disappear automatically from your folder. If you require the same book for longer, download it again using the same process.

Downloaded e-books can also be transferred to any portable e-book reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There is a list of compatible devices on the ADE website.

Printing, Copying and Pasting

Limited printing, copying and pasting is permitted on most EBSCO eBook titles. These limits are set by publishers.

  • As a general rule 10% or one chapter can be printed 
  • Limits vary between books. Contact the library if you have questions.

Saving

Digital rights management means that restrictions are placed on users:

  • eBook publishers do not usually allow users to save
  • If saving is permitted there may be time limits.

Don’t forget to check out the 'Help' videos and guides on each eBook site for further information.

EBL has a wide range of e-books in all subject areas featuring contents from hundreds of publishers.

Sometimes eBooks may not load properly due to:

 Issue

 Solution
 The library subscription may only allow a restricted number of users at any one  time  Try again later
 Some eBooks may take a long time to load, due to the file size  Don't close your browser
 Your computer settings may need to be checked against our system requirements  E.g. you should have cookies enabled in your browser
 If the eBook doesn't load  You may need to empty your cache periodically
 When off-campus you cannot access an eBook  A firewall may be affecting your access. e.g. DRN

 

Download eBook Reader Software

You will need to download eBook viewing software. This will vary by device.

For PC and Mac:

For mobile devices such as Android devices, iPads and iPhones: 

  • Download the free Bluefire Reader app 
  • You will be prompted to set up a free account with Adobe.

Download EBL eBooks

  • Search the eBook you want in the library SearchGateway and click on 'View it' 
  • Click on 'full text available' link 
  • Select 'Read online' or 'Download' 
  • You will receive a message stating 'Adobe Digital Editions is required to read all EBL eBook downloadswith a link to download it. Ignore it if you already have ADE or download it if you haven't done so
  • Select your preferred check out period (up to 5 days)
  • Click 'Download'. Book will be downloaded on your screen or you can save it.

Downloaded eBooks

  • You can add notes and print pages etc. (with limits)
  • Once your loan period for the eBook expires, it will disappear automatically from your folder. If you require the same book for longer, download it again using the same process
  • You can track your EBL eBooks related activities in 'Library' including past checkouts and notes.

Printing, Copying and Pasting

Limited printing, copying and pasting is permitted on most EBL eBook titles. These limits are set by publishers.

  • As a general rule 10% or one chapter can be printed 
  • Limits vary between books. Contact the library if you have questions.

Saving

Digital rights management means that restrictions are placed on users:

  • eBook publishers do not usually allow users to save
  • If saving is permitted there may be time limits.

Don’t forget to check out the 'Help' videos and guides on each eBook site for further information.

Ebrary offers eBooks accross a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to help you find, use and manage the information you need. Create a free Ebrary account to download Ebrary eBooks. 

Sometimes eBooks may not load properly due to:

Issue

 Solution
 The library subscription may only allow a restricted number of users at any one  time  Try again later
 Some eBooks may take a long time to load, due to the file size  Don't close your browser
 Your computer settings may need to be checked against our system requirements  E.g. you should have cookies enabled in your browser
 If the eBook doesn't load  You may need to empty your cache periodically
 When off-campus you cannot access an eBook  A firewall may be affecting your access. e.g. DRN

 

Download Ebrary eBooks

  • Search the eBook you want in the library SearchGateway and click on 'View it'
  • Click on the 'full text available' link
  • If you already have an Ebrary account sign in to your account or if you are new to Ebrary create an account by clicking on 'Sign In'  in the upper right corner of the page or to create a personal Ebrary account
  • Once you are signed in select 'Read online' or 'Full download'
  • If you select 'Read online' the book will load on your screen
  • If you select 'Full download' you will need to follow 3 more steps:
  1. Answer the questions about your device as prompted
  2. you will be prompted to install 'Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)' if not installed on your device
  3. Download your eBook. You can either save or open it.

Downloaded eBooks‚Äč

  • You can add notes and print pages etc. (limits apply) 
  • Ebrary gives you a longer loan period of 14 days. Once your loan period expires, it will disappear automatically from your folder. If you require the same book for a longer period, you may download it again 
  • You can also see all the activities you have done with Ebrary eBooks in your 'Library' such as the items you borrowed and the items you read recently etc.

Please visit ebrary - Search, Find and Use EBooks: About page for more help.

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