Quick Facts about Reading & Downloading eBooks:
How to read an eBook when you are connected to the Internet (online):
- Find an eBook you are interested in reading by searching the Goddard Discovery Service.
- Click on the “PDF Full Text” and read the book through your PDF viewer. OR,
- Click on the “EPUB” Full Text to read directly through your browser.
For more detailed instructions please refer to EBSCO’s “EBook Viewer” instructions.
How to read an eBook when you are not connected to the Internet (offline):
You will need to download the eBook to your computer to read it offline. To do this you need to:
- First create an account with EBSCO. An EBSCO account is required to use some of the features of EBSCO eBook Collection, including:
- downloading an entire eBook
- storing bookmarks and annotations
- adding eBooks to folders
Your EBSCO account is separate from your Goddard account. Creating an account is free.
To set up a personal account:
- Click the Sign In in the top toolbar of the Goddard Discovery Service screen.
- From the Sign In Screen, click the Create one now link.
2. Download Adobe Digital Editions. This is the free software that EBSCO uses to open and view the downloaded eBook.
- In Adobe Digital Editions you will be required to “Authorize” your computer. When you first open an eBook in Adobe Digital Editions you will be asked to create an Adobe account. Having an Adobe Account will allow you to access your downloaded eBook collections from other computers that also have the Adobe Digital Edition software installed on them. If you do not want to create an Adobe ID you can click on the “Authorize computer without ID” box when opening your eBook.
For more detailed instructions please refer to EBSCO’s “Downloading an ebook”.
How to download and read an ebook on your smartphone or tablet:
eBooks can be downloaded to your mobile device and read with the free Adobe Digital Editions reader app.
You will need the following:
- Adobe Digital Editions App (Installed on your Apple or Android device)
- An Adobe ID
- Internet Browser
For more detailed instructions please refer to EBSCO’s “How to Download an eBook on a Mobile Device”.