EBSCO eBooks for FE Subscription Collection: Downloading
In addition to reading ebooks online, you can download them to read on your device. The advantage of downloading is that you don't need Internet access, once you've downloaded and opened the ebook. The disadvantage of downloading is that it is a little more complicated.
Note: You can only download the entire book if you have a MyEBSCO account
To be able to read downloaded books, you need to install Adobe Digital Editions. This is like Adobe Reader, but it necessary to read Digital Rights Management (DRM)-controlled files. This tutorial goes through the installation of Adobe Digital Editions step-by-step
The download page for Adobe Digital Editions has links to versions for:
Once you have Adobe Digital Editions installed, you can download ebooks. It's a straightforward process but does require some clicking. When you click on the download button, a box will display
You can select up to 7 days download and select format if both PDF and ePUB are available. If you have not installed Adobe Digital Editions, you will need to click on Adobe Digital Editions. If it is installed, tick the box and then click the Full Download button. The ebook will download in the background and you will see this screen.
ePUB might be a better option if you're using a phone or tablet as this format is more responsive than PDF. ePUB is responsive, which means it can adjust its presentation to the device whereas a PDF is a static document.
The library recommends that you navigate to your Downloads directory and open the file as you need an Internet connection to open the ebook for the first time, (it's to do with DRM).