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eBooks - How to Find and Download

Instructions for finding and downloading e-books from various vendors.


In order to download EBSCO eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. You will also need to use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer an eBook to a supported portable eReader device.

Adobe Digital Editions is a free download available at the link below.

EBSCO eBooks Basics

Searching eBooks

This tutorial demonstrates how to search for eBooks and read them online using the eBook Viewer.



Reading eBooks

This tutorial demonstrates how to read EBSCO eBooks in EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service online using your browser.



Printing EBSCO eBooks

Depending on publisher-specified limits, up to 100 pages of an EBSCO eBook can be printed, saved or emailed as a PDF file (per user) from within the eBook viewer to be printed at a later time.

To print eBook pages:

  1. Open the eBook in the eBook Full Text viewer.
  2. Go to the first page of the section of pages you would like to print and click the Print Pages in the tools menu above.

The Print Pages to PDF menu is displayed.


1. Select to include in the PDF:

  • Current Page: Save only the page you are viewing.
  • Current Page and the next XX pages: Enter the number of pages (up to the Page Limit indicated in the box above) in the field provided.
  • This Section: Select to save the entire section or chapter of the eBook. (If available to select)


2. Click Print PDF to open your browser's Print dialog box.


3. Configure your print settings and click OK to print your pages.

If you have downloaded an EBSCO eBook and are viewing it in Adobe Digital Editions, eBook pages can be printed by going to the File menu and selecting Print. Any publisher-specified page printing limits are enforced by Digital Editions.

Things to remember when printing: 

  • Some titles may not allow for printing due to individual publisher-specified limits.
  • The number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.
  • If you have reached your printing limit, the option to print or save eBook pages will be temporarily unavailable.

For more information about printing, saving, or emailing eBook Chapters, see the link below:

EPUB Format

About the EPUB format

EPUB has become the industry standard format for delivering eBooks, because it enables publishers to create books that behave more like web content.

EPUB titles are often embedded with links to help the user navigate between sections, from the index to the relevant pages, and out to the open web.

To learn more about EPUB format and the difference between EPUB and PDF format, see the following FAQs: