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Getting Started with Ebsco eBooks : Home

Quickstart Guide

Read in your Browser

Read EBSCO eBooks online

Choose “PDF Full Text” or “EPUB Full Text” and the EBSCO eBook Viewer will load in your browser.  The Viewer allows you to page through the book, jump to a specific page (either by page number or table of contents), view details about how many pages you are allowed to copy/print, search within the eBook text, and download the eBook, among other things.

Download an eBook

Download full EBSCO eBooks to a computer

Downloading an entire EBSCO eBook is equivalent to borrowing a physical book from the library. 

To get started "borrowing" eBooks, you will need to create a free My EBSCOhost account if you don’t already have one and you will need to be logged in before you can borrow the book.

The first time you download (borrow) an eBook, you will also need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions (Windows / Mac).  This product will manage your downloads and serve as your eBook reader. Once it is installed you can read your EBSCO eBooks offline here.

Need Help Getting Started?


Contact the library if you need help downloading eBooks or setting up your computer or electronic devices.

Schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian who will provide one-on-one support to help you get started.  
email or call 724.264.4729