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Downloading eBooks Video Tutorial

Downloading eBooks from Lawrence W. Tyree Library on Vimeo.

This video tutorial will demonstrate how to download electronic books from the library catalog to read on a computer or a mobile device.

All eBooks that the library subscribes to can be found by using the library catalog. You can limit your search by clicking the eBooks tab and typing in words related to your topic.

Once you have found an eBook you would like to read or download, click the Click here to view this eBook link.

You will need to log in. Select Santa Fe College in the drop-down box. Your Borrower ID is your 8-digit Santa Fe ID number, and your PIN is the last four digits of your Santa Fe ID number.

There are several different companies that provide eBooks to Santa Fe College, including EBSCO, Ebook Central, Credo, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Look at the top of the screen to determine which company and interface you are using.

Regardless of which company’s eBooks you wish to read, you will need to download and install the Adobe Digital Editions program to your computer in order to download the eBook.

You will also need to create an Adobe ID to authorize your computer or mobile device.

Downloading Specifics for EBSCO eBooks

To begin the process of downloading an eBook from EBSCO, click the Download This eBook (Offline) option on the left side of the screen.

If you do not already have an EBSCO login, you will need to create a free EBSCO account.

Select how many days you wish to check out the eBook, and then click the Checkout & Download button.

Open the download file with Adobe Digital Editions.

If you prefer to download and use EBSCO eBooks on your phone or tablet, you may download the iOS or Android app. You will need to log in with your Adobe ID.

Click Find Books and locate Santa Fe College under United States, Florida, and then alphabetically.

Finally, log in with your 8-digit SF ID number as your Borrower ID, and the last 4 digits of your SF ID number as your PIN to access Santa Fe’s eBooks.

Downloading Specifics for Ebook Central eBooks

If the eBook you wish to download is from Ebook Central, first click the Sign In link in the upper right corner. If you have not created an account before, you will be able to do so here.

After signing in, click either of the two Full Download options.

Identify the device you are using and follow the instructions given.

Select how many days you wish to check out the eBook, then choose the Download Your Book option. If you are on a computer, be sure to open the book with Adobe Digital Editions.

For mobile devices, you will need to use the Bluefire Reader app. You can follow the prompts when downloading to install it.

Please note that some eBooks are unable to be downloaded. Instead, they should be read online.

This concludes the video tutorial on downloading eBooks. If you still have questions, please contact a librarian: