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EBSCO eBook Help

Get help using EBSCO eBooks!

When to Download eBooks

Downloading EBSCO eBooks can be a lengthy process

Instead of downloading the entire book we recommend:

  • Viewing the book online--most EBSCO eBooks have unlimited users
  • Saving sections or chapters

If you need to download an eBook, follow the steps below. If you have any questions, please email Library@stlcop.edu.

Download Instructions

1. Check to see if you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer.

If not use the link below to download the program

2.   Click the Download button.


3.   Sign in to your My EBSCO account. 

If you do not have a My EBSCO account, create one using the Sign In link on the toolbar at the top of the page.


4.  Follow instructions in the pop-up box and click the Download button.

Download eBook window


5.  Click the Download button.

The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCO interface.


6. You will receive a message that your checkout was successful and a pop-up box to open or save the Adobe Digital Editions File.

  • Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.
  • If you Open the file, your eBook is opened with Adobe® Digital Editions.
  • If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.

7.  After the book has downloaded it should appear in your Adobe Digital Editions account.