Many vendors do not allow users to download eBooks. A few large packages, such as Proquest's Ebook Central and EBSCO's eBook Collection, do allow users to download content.
The first step for all collections is to download the free software Adobe Digital Editions.
- To download from Ebook Central you must create a personal, free Ebook Central account. Then select the book that you would like to download. Click "Download" and select "Download the entire document". Further instructions may be found here: Proquest Ebook Central LibGuide. If you want to download to a tablet or mobile device you must also download Bluefire Reader proprietary reader software. Here are the directions to download the Bluefire Reader. Checkout periods are for 14 days with Ebook Central and you may have up to 10 titles downloaded. After the checkout period lapses the content will still be on you device but it will be rendered unreadable. You are responsible for deleting the old files.
- To download from EBSCO eBook collection you must also create a personal EBSCO account. Simply click "Sign In" on the upper right hand corner then click on "Create a new account" on the next screen. Checkout periods are 7 days with eBook collection. Further information may be found here: eBooks on EBSCOhost.