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September 8, 2011

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EBSCO eBooks Now Downloadable to PCs and Mobile Devices

EBSCO has purchased the NetLibrary eBook collection and dropped the term NetLibrary, so the collection is now called eBook Collection. Links in the individual title records in Webster and the eBook Collection link on the library’s home page now go to the EBSCOHost interface. When you search any of the other EBSCO databases, you can add the eBook collection into a multi-database search. For those titles we have purchased access is still one user at a time for an individual title.

Many of the eBooks that we now have on the EBSCO platform can now be downloaded to your computer and transferred to mobile devices.

In order to download titles you need to have a "My EBSCO" account and download the Adobe Digital Editions reader and create an account.

A "My EBSCO" account can be set up in any EBSCO database. In addition to allowing eBook downloads, the account can also be used to store references and save searches across all EBSCO databases. Downloaded eBooks are available for up to seven days. Only one person may download a copy of an individual title at one time.

Adobe Digital Editions allows you to open the downloaded eBook, take notes, and maintain a record of the eBooks you have read. You can also sync the download to most dedicated ereaders such as the Nook and the Sony eReader. See the list of compatible devices. (The major exception is the Kindle.)

Compatible devices: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices
System requirements to download: http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?topic=&id=5362&page=1
How to download an eBook: http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?topic=996&id=5361&page=1