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Answered By: Amanda Peach
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2016     Views: 15294

How do I check-out and download an eBook on EBSCOhost?

You may choose to check-out and download an eBook to your computer and read it offline at a later time.

Note: Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing. This free software can be downloaded from

Also Note:  You will also be required to create a "MyEBSCOHost" folder, which is free and which will you need to sign into to download a book. To create the account, go to the top right of the EBSCOHost eBooks search page and click on the phrase "sign-in". This will take you to the page where you can create a new account, or, if you've already created an account, this is where you will sign in to access your folder's holdings.

To download an eBook:

  1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

  2. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.

    The eBook will be added to the Checkouts area of the folder. If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you will be prompted to do so.

  3. Select Open with or Save File from the resulting dialog box.

    If you select Open with, your eBook will be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions. If you select Save file, the eBook will be saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.

  4. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions

After you check-out and download your eBook:

  • You may choose to transfer your eBook to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible eBook Reader device.

  • You can re-download the eBook from your My EBSCOhost folder at any time during your checkout period.

Note: Users may also check-out an eBook for download at a later time.