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EBSCO eBooks

How to access and use EBSCO eBooks

Supported Devices and Apps

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with:

  • Desktop Computers
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
  • Android Phones and Tablets
  • eBook Readers that support Adobe DRM
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eBook Apps:

eBook Viewer

EBSCO’s online eBook viewer supports reading on desktop or laptop computers and tablet devices. The reader is browser-based, so there’s no need to download special software or hardware. Simply search, click and immediately start reading.

eBooks Tutorials

This tutorial demonstrates how to search for eBooks and read them online using the eBook Viewer.

This tutorial demonstrates how to read EBSCO eBooks in EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service online using your browser.

This tutorial demonstrates how to download eBooks and transfer them to a compatible eReader device with Adobe Digital Editions.

eBook Requirements

Adobe Digital Editions

To download EBSCO eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. The first time you try to download an eBook your device will prompt you to download this. You will also need to use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer an eBook to a supported portable eReader device. 

Adobe Digital Editions is a free download available at this link:

You can access a PDF copy of most EBSCO eBooks without downloading Adobe Digital Editions if you prefer.


Recommended Browser Settings for EBSCO eBooks

  • For Adobe Acrobat Reader Browser Requirements and settings for all supported browsers, click here.

  • For general browser requirements for the EBSCOhost interface, click here.

  • Internet Explorer versions 8.0 and older are not compatible with eBooks in EPUB format. To view an EPUB format eBook, we recommended these browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 11 or later.