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How can I view and Download ebooks in eBooks at EBSCOhost?


eBooks on EBSCOhost eBooks can be downloaded onto PCs, Macs, iPhone/iPad, Android, and other devices. The EBSCO eBooks Support Center features instructions, tutorials, and guides to help you get started.

In order to use features in an EBSCOhost database (including eBooks at EBSCOhost), the minimum browser requirements are Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.0, and Safari 3.0 (for Mac). You must also have Adobe Reader installed to view the PDF Full Text files. EBSCO recommends Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.2 or later. Download Adobe Reader at the Adobe site. For iPad and iPhone users, the Blue Fire reader app is recommended.

You can also download eBooks onto several different devices. For a list of supported devices, please see this FAQ from EBSCO:

In order to download an e-book, you will also need to download Adobe Digital Editions software. This software is required in order to manage the download and check out process. For directions on downloading e-books, see this help sheet How to Download an eBook or this tutorial.

Typically, once a user has checked an ebook out, the user will have 7 days until the ebook is automatically checked back in. However, the user can choose to check the ebook back in earlier by following these steps.

If you have problems viewing or downloading ebooks, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form to obtain technical support.

EBSCO has provided two page printable user guide with instructions for downloading ebooks on computers, phones, and tablets that you can use in your library.


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Last Updated: Wed, March 11, 2015 - 12:41:48