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eBook Collections: Finding and Downloading

Finding Ebook Central eBooks

HUL subscribes to several eBooks on the Ebook Central platform. 

You can search the Ebook Central platform by going directly to Ebook Central


**Titles in this collection can be downloaded for 1,2,3 or 7 days**

How to Download Ebook Central eBooks from a Search Results List

  • You can download the entire content of any ebook to which we subscribe from any search results list by simply clicking on the download button to the right of the title (the icon with the down arrow):


  • When you click on this button, you will be prompted to log into your Hofstra account, if you are not already logged in.  Once logged in, clicking on the download button will bring up the following screen:


  • Select the appropriate response and click Continue.

Depending on your device selection, you will then be prompted to install Adobe Digital Editions or BlueFire Reader (from google playstore or itunes) on your device if you haven't already.  A link to the download page for these applications will be provided.

  • Once you have installed the suggested application, you can click on the link that says "Done with this step" to continue.


  • At that point, you may select a download period and proceed with saving the file to your device by clicking the Download Your Book button. 


For additional information, see Proquest's support site for downloading Ebook Central ebooks:

Download Ebook Central eBooks or eBook Chapters from a Title's Detail Page

  • Instead of downloading the entire ebook from your results list, you can first click into any title's detail page and you will find options there for downloading the entire content or selected chapters.


Additional Information

For more information and instruction on using Proquest Ebook Central, see their own libguide here.

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