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eBook Downloading Instructions: Downloading EBSCOhost ebooks

EBSCOhost Ebooks

Browser settings

If you can only see the first page of an eBook open in Adobe Reader, or a new PDF is opened each time you turn an eBook page, this is probably due to a setting in Adobe Reader (or your PDF reader.) To correct this, you should change your setting to open PDFs within your web browser's window. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

Downloading basics

Up to 60 pages of an EBSCO eBook can be printed or saved per user as a PDF file from within the eBook Full Text viewer.  See EBSCO's step-by-step instructions on printing and saving sections of an ebook.   Follow device-specific instructions on the right to download entire ebooks.

Early Return of ebooks

Most of our ebooks are purchased with a single user license. You can return your ebook before the end of the checkout period to enable other SIUC users to access that title.  Follow the simple steps on the EBSCO Support site .

EBSCO Support

Downloading on Desktop or laptop computers

These first four steps are required for all first time desktop users. These initial steps need to be completed only once.

  1. Set up a My EBSCOhost account (click on "Sign in" at the top of any EBSCOhost page).
  2. Set up an Adobe ID.
  3. Install Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher.
  4. Enter Adobe ID information into Adobe Digital Editions.

Now you are ready to download ebooks to your desktop or laptop.

  1. Find an ebook in EBSCOhost eBook Collection.
  2. Click on "Sign in" at the top of page and log into My EBSCOhost.
  3. Click on "Download This eBook (Offline)" or "Download (Offline)" button.
  4. Choose your checkout period (up to 7 days).
  5. Then click on "Checkout & Download" button.

View the online tutorial to learn more.

Downloading on Apple and Android devices

These first four steps are required for all first time Apple and Android device users. These initial steps need to be completed only once.

  1. Set up a My EBSCOhost account (click on "Sign in" at the top of any EBSCOhost page). 
  2. Set up an Adobe ID.
  3. Install the free Bluefire Reader app on your Apple or Android device.
  4. Enter your Adobe ID information into your Bluefire Reader app.

Now you are ready to download ebooks to your Apple or Android device.

  1. Find an ebook in EBSCOhost eBook Collection.
  2. Click on "Sign in" at the top of page and log into My EBSCOhost.
  3. Click on "Download This eBook (Offline)" or "Download (Offline)" button.
  4. Then click on "Checkout & Download" button.
  5. Choose your checkout period (up to 7 days).
  6. Finally, click on the "Open in "Bluefire Reader"" button.

View an online tutorial from EBSCO Support.

Downloading on a Kindle

Using Amazon's Send to Kindle options, you can send your saved EBSCO eBook pages in PDF formatto your Kindle device or Kindle app on iPhone or Android devices, or read them using Kindle for the Chrome browser. See EBSCO Support site for detailed instructions.