About EBSCO Ebooks

Provides the full-text of thousands recently-published books from selected academic and commercial publishers, as well as the full-text of a large number of older works in the public domain. (Formerly known as NetLibrary). Go to EBSCO Ebooks.

Having Trouble?

If you are having trouble locating or accessing an ebook:

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Printing and Downloading in EBSCO


EBSCO eBooks can be viewed from any browser and read online.


The print limit for most EBSCO ebooks is 60 pages though some publishers may limit this further.  To print, first navigate to the chapter you are interested in and then click on the Printer icon on the right side of the page. A dialog box similar to the one displayed below will pop up allowing you to print from a PDF.


Creating an image PDF of a specific chapter or page range
For most books you can download a segment of a book (60 pages or fewer, though in some cases more) as a PDF to keep; alternatively, you can choose to download a single chapter. If the chapter's length exceeds 60 pages, you'll get an error message—in that case, select a 60-page range from the chapter in the Download dialog.;

  1. Navigate to the chapter you wish to download
  2. Click on the Save Pages in the bar at the top of the page
  3. A box will appear that will allow you to Save Pages to PDF
  4. Click on Save PDF and you will get an option to save the PDF to your computer or device.


To download a full eBook:

Note: Full book downloads are only available for multi-user ebooks. Single user books will not have the download option. You will have to set up a free EBSCO ebook account to download.

  1. Click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download.

    If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.

  2. Select a Download duration from the drop-down menu and confirm that you have Adobe® Digital Editions or equivalent reader software installed. (If you are on a tablet device, you must confirm that you have Adobe Digital Editions or an equivalent reader app installed.)

    Note: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or EPUB format for an eBook.

  3. Click the Full Download button.

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

  4. 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.

  5. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions.

For further help see: EBSCO help pages