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WAK e-Book Guide: Check out/Download eBooks

Information about searching for and downloading eBooks.

Downloadable Only Please!

TipYou can limit your result list to just the downloadable eBooks. Simply select Download available under Refine your results.

Set Up Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Make sure that you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. Adobe Digital Editions is available for free download.

  2. You will need to activate Adobe Digital Editions on your computer by creating an Adobe ID and password, and then logging into Adobe Digital Editions.  

  3. If you’ve previously created an Adobe account but can’t recall your password, see the instructions from Adobe located.

  4. If you are using a portable device or eBook device, you’ll need to activate it with your Adobe ID and password. For a list of supported eBook devices, see this FAQ.

Check Out/Download EBSCO eBooks

Many UW Colleges Library EBSCO eBooks can be checked out/downloaded to your computer and transferred to a mobile device. You'll also need a My EBSCOhost account and to set up Adobe Digital Editions. UW Colleges Library EBSCO eBooks are restricted to UWC students, faculty and staff.

Checkout & Download an eBook to Computer

Many of UW-Waukesha Library's EBSCO eBooks can be downloaded to your computer. The library's EBSCO eBooks can be viewed online for 15 minutes or checked out for 1 week. Here's how:

1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

Download eBook

2. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.

Checkout eBook

3. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface. If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.

4. Select Open with or Save File from the resulting dialog box.

Save eBook

If you select Open with, your eBook is opened with Adobe® Digital Editions. If you select Save file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.

5. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions:

Adobe Digital Editions

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How do I return or check in an EBSCO eBook?

You do not actually have to return your EBSCO eBook, it will simply expire. However, users can check-in eBooks before the check-out duration has expired using the BlueFire app as well as Adobe Digital Editions.

Returning the eBook early will release the title for other users, which is beneficial if the library has purchased the title with limited access.