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E-books: EBSCO Academic E-books

Finding and using our Online books

Using EBSCO E-books

  • This is our largest collection of E-books, from a wide range of publishers
  • All the books are listed in the Library Search service
  • All the books can be read online
  • Up to 60 pages can be saved for printing or emailing as a PDF file from within the eBook Full Text viewer
  • Most can be downloaded to your computer or device for up to  7 days for offline reading
  • Downloads expire after 7 days, but you can download again
  • To download a book, you must first create a My EbscoHost personal account

Downloading EBSCO E-books

  • Ensure you have the correct software (normally either Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader) on your computer or device.  See tab 'Downloading E-books : the basics' for links
  • Create a personal account on EBSCOhost (you will be prompted to Create a new Account when you choose to download a book)
  • Login to EBSCOhost with your personal account details
  • The maximum checkout period is 7 days, after which the file will no longer be accessible

Most popular E-books from EBSCO Academic

Hover over the e-book cover to see the title/author details and select to view in Library Search, then sign in to view availability and access full text

Compatible devices

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with for the following eBook Readers:

  • Apple (iOS) Devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Android Devices such as smartphones and tablets
  • Sony eReader Touch Edition
  • Barnes & Noble Nook
  • All eBook Readers supporting the Adobe eBook DRM

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with the following mobile apps:

  • Bluefire Reader apps for iOS and Android devices
  • Aldiko app for Android devices
  • Txtr app for iPhone and Android devices
  • All apps supporting the Adobe eBook DRM

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with all devices and apps supporting Adobe eBook DRM, a standard used by most popular eBook providers, including Google Play. A complete list of Adobe eBook DRM compatible devices and apps is available here.

Note: Currently, there is no support to  mobile devices that use the Windows operating system.