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Information about accessing, downloading, and linking to Bortz Library's e-books.

Finding Bortz Library's eBooks

There are two ways to find Bortz Library's eBooks. 

1. Locate individual eBook records in the library's online catalog. Example:  http://72.10.224.7/record=b1488867~S0

2. Go directly to ebrary or the Ebsco eBook Collection database websites, and search for books.

Downloading eBooks

It is possible to download or "check-out" entire e-books from ebrary (14 days) and the EbscoHost eBook Collection (7 days).

First, download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer. Adobe Digital Editions is a free software program that is required to download entire e-books from ebrary. It handles the digital rights management for the e-book; monitors the download-time-period and causes the e-book to become unreadable after the indicated time period. In addition to downloading Adobe Digital Editions, you must create an Adobe ID if you do not already have one.

Second, in ebrary or EbscoHost, you must register for a free account, and then sign in before you can download an e-book.

Note: ebrary uses the Bluefire Reader app for the iPhone and iPad from the Itunes App Store and for Andriod devices from Google Play. (You will still need an ebrary account and Adobe ID to use the app).

Ebrary has created a page with information on viewing an ebrary document on a Kindle Fire.

Downloading PDF portions of eBooks

Both ebrary and Ebsco set a 60 page printing/downloading PDF limit for each title. Some publishers may have more restrictive limits.

Link to ebrary's instructions to "Download chapter or pages as Image PDF." 

Link to Ebsco's instructions on "How can I print or save Ebsco eBook pages as a PDF?"

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ebrary sign in

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Ebsco ebooks

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