Answered By: David Russell
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2020     Views: 27

Some EBSCO eBooks require a (free!) My EBSCOhost account and (also free!) Adobe® Digital Editions in order to download the entire book. 

You'll know if a My EBSCOhost account is needed if you see a popup when you click on a "Full Download" link on an eBook.

EBSCO eBook popup

Follow the instructions to create a new account. EBSCO will also link to your Google account if you'd like.

If the book is available to be used, you'll then see a popup with some options on how you'd like to download the book.

EBSCO eBook download options

Select how long you need the book from the dropdown menu and if you'd like PDF or EPUB. You'll need Adobe® Digital Editions to view the book. It's free! Click here for more information.

- If you don't see a dropdown menu or a checkbox for Adobe Digital Editions, then the book is Digital Rights Management free! DRM-Free EBSCO eBooks can be opened with Adobe® Acrobat or any software that supports PDF or EPUB files and there are no restrictions on printing, saving, or copying.

You're all set! When the borrowing period is over, the book is automatically returned. It works just like a regular book from the library, but you don't have to worry about overdue fines. Any bookmarks you added to the book will be saved in your My EBSCOhost account and will still be there if you check out the book again.

Also, just like a regular book, you may have to wait in line to check it out. You'll know if you have to wait for a book if you see a popup asking you to place a hold.

EBSCO eBook on hold

You'll receive an email when the book is available.