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eBooks: Finding & Downloading  

Instructions for retrieving and downloading ebooks from the library resources available to Hofstra students and faculty.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Finding Ebsco eBooks

Many Ebsco eBooks are downloadable. You can find available eBooks by using OneSearch, which is searchable from the Library's home page ( 

Ebsco eBooks can be searched directly on the Ebsco eBook site as well.


    How to Download Ebsco eBooks: Written Instructions


    How to Download Ebsco eBooks: Video Tutorials

    The first video below includes basic instructions which can be applied for use with desktop computers, notebooks, Nooks, Sony Readers, Kindle Fire tablets, as well as Apple and Android mobile devices. (Sorry, basic Kindles are not compatible.)

    Please be advised, however, that this tutorial was recorded using a desktop computer.  Therefore, there may be slight visual and functional differences when searching Ebsco eBooks with a mobile device.  For example, instead of prompting you to save or open the eBook file, the Bluefire reader (which must be installed on your mobile device) should automatically open and prompt you to view your library or begin reading the eBook.

    The second video is specifically for iPad users.


    For all Desktop computers, Notebooks, Nook, Sony Readers, Apple devices and Android devices:

    Specifically for iPads:

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