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WBT Template LibGuide: Ebrary Ebook Downloads

Ebrary Ebook Download Guide

Ebrary now allows users to down­load ebooks to devices. Ebrary users can down­load up to 60 pages of a book (or more if it's a single book chapter) into a per­ma­nent PDF file or an entire ebook using Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions, which seems to load onto most ebook readers except the Kin­dle. Sign up for an Ebrary account, and the PDF download is simple: just click the "Download" button. Downloading an entire book is tricky the first time. Here’s a guide:

1. Once you choose your ebook, click the “Down­load Button.” 


2. In order to down­load a book, you have to cre­ate an Ebrary account, which you don’t need just to view the books online.



3. Once you cre­ate the account, you have to sign in, of course. From now on, you’ll be prompted to sign in when you want to download.



4. You’re not quite done. Get­ting the par­tial ebook on PDF is easy, but to get the entire book you have to down­load Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions.



5. At the Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions site, you have to click “Install.”



6. After you click “Install,” you get another screen, where you have to click “Install” again.



7. Adobe needs you to be really sure you want this, so after click­ing “Install” twice, you have to click “Yes” to actu­ally down­load Dig­i­tal Editions.



8. Then the setup begins.


9. And another step.



10. One more click and we’re done!


11.Well, almost. You still have to agree to the license terms.



12. Oh, and you still have a lit­tle set­ting up to do.



13. It turns out you can’t down­load the ebook with­out cre­at­ing accounts with both Ebrary and Adobe. So it’s time to do that.


 14. Fill in all that infor­ma­tion and “Join Adobe.”



15. Suc­cess! Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions activated.



16. Only you don’t have any books yet. So go back to the Ebrary down­load page and click “OK.”


17. Now you’ll get a prompt to down­load the ebook into Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions. Click “OK.”



18. And now we have our book. Through Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions, it can be moved to var­i­ous ebook read­ers and devices. Unfor­tu­nately, despite hav­ing accounts with both Ebrary and Adobe at this point, it doesn’t sync across com­put­ers. So if you down­load a book onto one com­puter using Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions, you won’t be able to log into Adobe from another com­puter and access the book.



So, there you have it. How to down­load your Ebrary ebook for the first time, in 18 easy steps.