How to download and view Ebooks, from start to finish

How to download and view Ebooks, from start to finish

Our eBook collection is a valuable source for online and on-campus students who desire to take advantage of all the resources we have to offer. If you only wish to view the eBook online, simply use the eBooks tab found on our LITS Homepage and view PDF or EPUB full text directly in your browser. To download EBSCO eBooks offline and view then directly from your device, follow these steps:


EBSCO has provided a guide to using eBooks here: https://ebsco.libguides.com/ebooks/home

PLEAS NOTE:

Not all of our eBooks are from EBSCO, though many are. The instructions in this document will guide you through the EBSCO process. Other eBook providers do not require the additional accounts or steps that EBSCO does.

WHEN USING YOUR COMPUTER

  1. After finding your desired eBook through our library catalog search on the LITS homepage, click the link to the resource. 
  2. If the link included "EBSCO" then you follow the rest of these instructions. If it does not, you will be able to download the book or portions of the book with no major additional steps here. 
  3. Click on the "Full Text PDF" or "Epub" link to view the book online.
    1. OPTION 1: You can read the book online at this stage
    2. OPTION 2: You may download a portion of the book with the download icons in the linked table of contents on the left of the screen.
    3. OPTION 3: You may also click the Full Download button at the top-right of the reader and follow the rest of these instructions where there are copies able to be checked out.
      1. Prepare for EBSCO eBook checkout.
        1. Install the Adobe® Digital Editions
        2. Create an Adobe ID to authorize the account (NOTE: This is the same Adobe ID you can use for Adobe® Digital Editions)
        3. Create a free EBSCO account when prompted (NOTE: Login & remember your username and password for future use)
        4. You can now click to full download and checkout the book.
      2. After logging into your new account, click Checkout & Download
      3. Your eBook is now checked out to your EBSCO account
      4. The downloaded .acsm file is supposed to be opened by Adoby Digital Editions and the book download will complete at that stage. 

WHEN USING YOUR MOBILE DEVICE

  1. After finding your desired eBook through our library catalog search on the LITS homepage, click the link to the resource. 
  2. If the link included "EBSCO" then you follow the rest of these instructions. If it does not, you will be able to download the book or portions of the book with no major additional steps here. 
  3. Click on the "Full Text PDF" or "Epub" link to view the book online.
    1. OPTION 1: You can read the book online at this stage
    2. OPTION 2: You may download a portion of the book with the download icons in the linked table of contents on the left of the screen.
    3. OPTION 3: You may also click the Full Download button at the top-right of the reader and follow the rest of these instructions where there are copies able to be checked out.
      1. Prepare for EBSCO eBook checkout.
        1. Install the Adobe® Digital Editions onto your mobile device (found in your app store)
        2. Create an Adobe ID to authorize the account (NOTE: This is the same Adobe ID you can use for Adobe® Digital Editions)
        3. You can now click to full download and checkout the book.
      2. Create a free EBSCO account when prompted to checkout the book (NOTE: Login & remember your username and password for future use)
      3. Your eBook can now be checked out to your EBSCO account
      4.  Just before clicking on Checkout & Download, check the box indicating you have Adobe® Digital Editions or equivalent

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact the Helpdesk at (859)858-2100 or helpdesk@asburyseminary.edu 

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