eBook download instructions (PC)

How to download an eBook with your laptop or PC


  • You will need a My EBSCO account (how to get one)
  • Adobe Digital Editions (version 1.7.1 or higher) installed. It is free to download, and you can get it here.
  • Recommended browsers are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer 10 or higher.
  • You will need to be logged in to your Adobe ID / Account.
    • To establish an Adobe ID, go to www.adobe.com
    • Click Sign-In
    • Click Get Adobe ID
    • Fill in the form, then click Sign Up

Finding and downloading an eBook in a browser:

  1. Locate the Search Box on the Marion Knott Library homepage.
  2. Select the eBooks tab, enter your search term, and select Search.
  3. Select your desired book from the search results
  4. Select the Download (offline) link
    • If you are not logged in to your EBSCO account, you will be prompted to do so. If you do not have one, select Create a new Account and follow the directions.
    • Select a checkout period from the drop-down menu and select Checkout & Download.
  5. Select Open from the resulting dialog box at the bottom of the screen, which will open the eBook with Adobe Digital Editions.
    • When the book loads and opens, you can read it immediately or close it and go back to it later.
    • The book will remain in your Adobe Digital Reader folder until it expires at the end of the checkout period.