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Downloading eBooks to Windows & Mac Computers

Downloading eBooks to Windows & Mac Computers

For All eBooks:

Step 1. A free Adobe account is needed to download eBooks from both ebrary and EBSCOhost:

1.  Go to Adobe: http://accounts.adobe.com

2.  Click on the Not a member yet? Get an Adobe ID link.

3.  Fill out and submit the form, taking care to remember the Email address and Password used in creating the account.

 For Ebrary eBooks

Step 2a. Downloading ebrary eBooks requires a free ebrary account:

1.  Go to ebrary.

2.  If off-campus, enter your Bellarmine username and password (the same one you use for the Bellarmine network) when prompted.

3.  On the main ebrary page, click the Sign In link in the top right menu.

4.  On the Sign In page, you can either sign in using your Facebook account, or click on the Create an Account link.

5.  Fill out and submit the form, taking care to remember your Username and Password.

 For EBSCOhost eBooks

Step 2b. Downloading EBSCOhost eBooks requires a free EBSCO account:

1.  Go to EBSCOhost eBook Collection

2.  If off-campus, enter your Bellarmine username and password (the same one you use for the Bellarmine network) when prompted.

3.  On the main EBSCOhost page, click the Sign In link in the top right menu.

4.  On the Sign In page, click the Create a new Account link.

5.  Fill out and submit the form, taking care to remember your Username, Password, and Secret Question/Answer.

 

 Required software:

On computer: Adobe Digital Editions (see below for instructions on downloading Adobe Digital Editions)

 Step 1. Downloading eBooks to a Windows PC or Mac requires the free Adobe Digital Editions software:

1.  Go to Adobe Digital Editions: http://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

2.  Click on the Macintosh or Windows version depending on your system.

3.  Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install Adobe Digital Editions.

4.  Open Adobe Digital Editions.

5.  When prompted, enter the email address and password used to create your Adobe account.

6.  Click the Continue button at the bottom of the page.

 

Step 2: Finding the eBook in either EBSCOhost or ebrary:

1.  Sign into your EBSCOhost or ebrary account.

2.  Enter your search terms, or find the eBook you want to download.

3.  Follow instructions based on whether you are downloading from ebrary or EBSCOhost below.

 Step 3a: Downloading ebrary eBooks:

1.  Click on the Download link displayed above the book you want to check out.  (Please note that a small percentage of the titles available in ebrary are not available for download.)

2.  You can choose to download a section of the book or a specified page range, up to 36 pages (in PDF format).  To download the entire book, choose the third option Download the entire document for 14 days in Adobe Digital Editions format.

3.  Click on OK.

4.  If prompted, choose to open the eBook in Adobe Digital Editions; if nothing happens, make sure you have this program installed as described in Step 1 above.

5.  Adobe Digital Editions will launch and automatically open the eBook. You may continue reading the eBook on your computer.

 Step 3b: Downloading EBSCOhost eBooks:

1.  Click on the Download This eBook (Offline) link displayed on the left side of the book you want to check out.  (Please note that a small percentage of the titles available in EBSCOhost are not available for download.)

2.  eBooks can be borrowed for up to 7 days; if you would prefer a shorter check out period, you can change this by using the Checkout Period (in days) field.  Note: Deleting an eBook from your device will not check the book back in for use by others, so be considerate when choosing your checkout time.

3.  Click on the yellow button labeled Checkout & Download from the pop-up box.

4.  If prompted, choose to open the eBook in Adobe Digital Editions.

5.  Adobe Digital Editions will launch and automatically open the eBook. You may continue reading the eBook on your computer.

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