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eBooks: Getting Started

How to find, download, and use EBSCO eBooks.

Introduction to eBooks at SEBTS

This guide focuses primarily on EBSCO eBooks since new eBooks added to our collection are found there. All eBooks can be found in GO Search. To search individual databases for eBooks you may go here. For more information on how to use EBSCO eBooks, their website has tutorials to help you.

Library Assistant

New User Quick Guide

There are two options for accessing eBooks:


1. Be connected to WiFi and read online through the "E-Books from EBSCO" database.  

a. If the book is Limited User Access, be sure to check out the book so that you have access to it. You will need to create an account with EBSCO to do this (select "Sign In" at the top right hand side of an EBSCO database to create an account).

b. If the book is Unlimited User Access, you will not need to check it out because multiple patrons can view the book at one time.


2. Download the eBook onto your computer with Adobe Digital Editions.

A. Search for eBook Titles in EBSCO

B. Click on eBook Title and Download

-After clicking on eBook title and navigating to the eBook's respective page, click on the Download This eBook (Offline) link on the left side.

-On pop-up window, select Checkout Period duration then click the Checkout & Download button.

C. File (URLLink.acsm) will download to default downloaded file location as set on browser.

D. Download and Install Adobe Digital Editions (Click Here to Download)

E. Open Downloaded eBook

-Locate and open (double click) downloaded file URLLink.acsm

-Enter Adobe ID credentials (click here to create Adobe ID account) and click OK. eBook will open in Adobe Digital Editions.

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