Answered By: Angel Rivera
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014     Views: 29

Once you find the book you want, and you decide to download it, you need to do the following (or make sure you have it done):

1. Be signed into your EBSCOhost account. You know you are signed in if you see the EBSCO logo on the database, and it has a little yellow ribbon on the circle that says "my EBSCO" (or similar).

2. Make sure your computer (or reading device) has Adobe Digital Editions enabled and authorized. If you do not have ADE on your computer, you can use this link to get the software. It is free. Link: http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html This link gives you tools for Mac or PC (on a tablet, the tablet will either have it, or you can use the link to find what you need for a tablet). Most eReaders already have it.

3. Once you have that, you can click "download this ebook" on the book record to download it. What this does is put the book (download it) to your device. eBooks from EBSCO EBook Collection usually check out for 7 days. After 7 days, the copy expires and the book goes back to the virtual collection. However you can find it again and re-check it out as needed if no one else has it.

Note: Many e-books we do have only one virtual copy. If you check it out (download it) no one else will be able to access it. You cannot return it early either, so if you check it out for 7 days, you get it for the 7 days.

Note: If you get an error message for the asm link you get when you download an e-book, it is likely that you need to activate your Adobe Digital access so the book can open.

Note: If you are off  campus, remember you need to use your Berea credentials (username and password) to access subscription-based  library resources, including the EBSCO e-book collection.