How to Download an eBrary Book to a Personal Device
To download an entire eBrary document onto your computer, you need Adobe Digital Editions, a free software program.
You can read and annotate downloaded e-books offline on your computer or transfer them to supported devices. For a list of supported devices, please visit: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices
I. We recommend setting up Adobe Digital Editions on your computer before you start downloading from eBrary.
Install Adobe Digital Editions:
- Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions.
- Scroll down and click: “Download Adobe Digital Editions”.
- Follow the steps as prompted.
Create an Adobe account:
- Go to https://www.adobe.com/account/account-information.html#myadobeid.
- Click “Create an Account”.
- Fill in at least the starred fields.
- Click “OK”.
II. Once you’ve set up Adobe Digital Editions, to download eBooks from eBrary…
- From your computer, go to the EU Library splash page. http://www.evergladeslibrary.com
- Log-in with your seven digit student ID number and password (last four of your SSN).
- Navigate to eBrary. It is located in the blue databases box, under eBooks.
- Find the book you want to download.
- Click the “Download” button in list mode or while viewing the document.
- Select the option to “Download the Entire Document”. Click OK.
- The number of days e-book will be readable is displayed. Click “Download”.
- (If you haven’t already done so, you’ll be prompted to install Adobe Digital Editions.)
- Once Adobe Digital Editions is installed, choose “Open with Adobe Digital Editions”.
- You’ll be prompted to sign in to your Adobe account; if you don’t already have one, click the button to create one.
III. To transfer an eBook from Adobe Digital Editions (on your computer) to a personal device…
- Connect your device via USB to your Windows or Macintosh computer. Do this step before opening Adobe Digital Editions. Otherwise, the application can’t see it.
- Launch Adobe Digital Editions.
- Digital Editions automatically detects the presence of your device and offers to authorize it with your Adobe ID.
- If you have not authorized Digital Editions with your computer, you will need to complete that first.
- Both Digital Editions and the device must be authorized to be able to transfer protected content to and from the device.
- Only physical eReader devices can sync with Adobe Digital Editions.
- Your device appears on the left side within Adobe Digital Editions.
- Drag the eBook that you want to transfer to the picture of your device on the left.
- The eBook is now transferred to your eReader/eBook device. Hooray!
Limitations on full-document downloading:
- Some publishers prohibit full-document downloading of their documents.
For a list of these publishers, see: http://support.eBrary.com/?p=868
- eBrary downloaded eBooks are not supported on Kindle or Kobo Vox. However, although the Kindle is not officially supported by eBrary, they still make available a work-around for Kindle Fires: http://support.ebrary.com/kb/ebrary-books-on-kindle-fire/
Returning a downloaded e-book
You don’t need to return an eBrary downloaded e-book. Early returns of downloaded e-books are done through Adobe Digital Editions. After the designated access time (14 or 7 days), the .pdf file will remain on your computer or device, but it will become unreadable (think Mission Impossible’s self-destruct timer ticking away). However, you can go back onto eBrary and download a book again after it reverts to being unavailable at the 14-day point.
For additional help with Adobe Digital Editions, please visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/help/
For additional help with eBrary, please visit: http://support.ebrary.com/kb/category/en/download/