Downloading Ebrary eBooks for checkout
Note: At this time, eBooks from EBL, Ebrary, and EBSCO can't be "checked out" from AULibraries public or OIT Lab computers since the download must stay with the copy of Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) it is downloaded to and is only transferrable to the devices synced to that copy of ADE. The online preview is available all Library and OIT computers.
Adobe Digital Editions software will be required to download the eBook and transfer it to a portable device.
Previewing with ebrary's QuickView reader does not require any software downloads or installations. You can:
- go to every occurrence of your search term
- flip pages
- search within a document
- jump to sections with the table of contents
- go to specific page numbers
Downloading is a "checkout" and will have a limited checkout period of 7 days, after which the download is disabled and you will receive a message telling you the download has expired if you attempt to open it. Downloading requires you to set up a free account in Ebrary.
If you click the download button before signing in, You will be asked to login or create an account. On the sign-in page, sign in if you have an account, or create one using the link.
Once you login, you will click the download button on the preview page. Then you will be asked to set your preferences. Once they are set, click OK to download - remember, you must have Adobe Digital Editions on your computer for the file to be useable. You can transfer downloads via Adobe Digital Editions from your computer to your portable eReader device. Remember, you can only download to your own personal computer, not to a AULibraries public or OIT computer since the download is tied to a specific copy of Adobe Digital Editions. Make sure to authorize your account with the Adobe ID you set up. Note: Some tablet owners may be able to download directly to their device using the tablet's browser and the BlueFire app (iPads, Kindle Fire (Go to the Blog entry How to Install Bluefire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire for more information), and some Android devices are a few examples).