Q. How do I download an e-book from our collection?


Academic e-books are unfortunately difficult to download. We've set up a page discussing the steps involved in downloading an entire work. For Ebsco and Ebook Central collections, you'll need an extra piece of software, usually Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader. This can be downloaded easily (for free) to any personal device (phone, laptop, tablet) but on campus workstations, an IT helpdesk request will be required. We've already made a request to have it installed on all campus workstations. For accessing the most click-intensive platforms the instructions are linked below:

Ebsco eBook instructions, using Adobe Digital Editions software (free download).

Ebook Central instructions, also using Adobe Digital Editions software.

Alternatively, e-books from publishers such as Springer are easily downloaded to your device by chapter or as a full download. No additional software is needed, as it employs a DRM-free (Digital Rights Management) model.

If downloading an e-book proves too cumbersome a process, feel free to contact library staff about requesting the print version of a title.


  • Last Updated Mar 29, 2017
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  • Answered By Edward Mandity

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