Answered By: Laura Edwards
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2019     Views: 7

*Did you know? All of our eBooks can be viewed in their entirety online via any computer or mobile device with an internet connection - no additional accounts are required.*

Tip! Rather than downloading an academic eBook, we strongly recommend scanning an eBook online using Chrome or Firefox, look for the specific chapter or section that meet your needs, and then downloading the PDF of that specific page range if you want a text-friendly view.


Most of our eBooks can be downloaded for offline reading, but first you need to set up your reading device (whether tablet, desktop computer, or smartphone) and create some free accounts before you can download an eBook from most of our eBook providers.

For example, EBSCO eBooks and ProQuest eBook Central require the use of Adobe ID and its associated eBook management software (Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader app) for managing eBook downloads.  It's also important to know that offline downloads of eBooks via EBSCO eBooks and ProQuest eBook Central will expire after a certain number of days.  Keep this in mind as you consider whether to download for offline reading or read online within your internet browser (which requires no additional accounts).

TIP: Do you need just a portion of an eBook?  Our eBook providers allow unrestricted PDF downloads of portions of most eBooks, subject to publisher limitations.  Look for the print/save/email options on the eBook details page.

EBSCO eBooks:

ProQuest eBook Central:

  • Download Instructions: ProQuest eBook Central: Full Download
  • Download limit: Expires once checkout period is over
  • Print/Save/Email: Check publisher permissions on the eBook details page

Books at JSTOR:

  • Download Instructions: No separate account required - look for the "Download PDF" link near the eBook chapter title
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Print/Save/Email: Unlimited