You can find available Ebsco eBooks by using OneSearch, which is available from the Library's home page (www.hofstra.edu/library). You can also search directly on the Ebsco eBook site. Ebsco eBooks can be read directly in your browser window. Many titles can also be checked out and downloaded to your PC or other device.
***Please be aware that not all Ebsco eBooks are downloadable.***
If you do not see the link/button to "Download (Offline)" then the eBook cannot be downloaded.
Some web browsers are known to have a hard time recognizing script components in certain eBooks. Because of this, you may need to go through a "load unsafe scripts" protocol. Videos are available to illustrate how to correct this issue in Firefox, Chrome & Internet Explorer browsers.
Note: In order to download eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher installed on your computer. This is a free download available at http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html.
To download an eBook:
If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so. If you do not have a My EBSCOhost account, you will need to create one first.
Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.
Note: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or ePub format for an eBook.
The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface.
Ebsco has developed an app you can install in order to download/read eBooks on your mobile device. Please click on the following link for more information and instructions:
If you own a Kindle Fire, you can download and read Ebsco ebooks using Adobe Digital Editions and the Bluefire Reader app. Please click on the following link for detailed instructions:
**NOTE: This only applies to generations of Kindle Fire; no other Kindle iterations are supported.
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