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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’s collection 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, look for the Click here to view this eBook link.

To log in, your username is your SF ID number @sfcollege.edu. On the next screen, enter your college password.

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.

Currently, only EBSCO and Ebook Central allow downloading eBooks for offline use. Both require you 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.

If you prefer to download eBooks on your phone or tablet, you may download the Adobe Digital Editions app on your iOS or Android device.

You will need to authorize the app before you download any eBooks. Click Authorize, listed under Accounts in the app’s settings.

Log in with your Adobe ID and password and click Authorize. After authorizing your device, you can follow the same steps for desktops to download eBooks.

Downloading Specifics for EBSCO eBooks

To begin the process of downloading an eBook from EBSCO, click the Full Download 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.

Once you have signed in, select how many days you wish to borrow the eBook. Choose either PDF or EPUB and check the box next to "I have Adobe Digital Editions or equivalent installed." Then click Full Download. Once the eBook file is downloaded, you can open it with Adobe Digital Editions.

Downloading Specifics for Ebook Central eBooks

After locating an eBook in Ebook Central, click either of the two Download Book options.

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

Select how many days you wish to check out the eBook, then click the Download button. Once the file has been downloaded, you can open the eBook with Adobe Digital Editions.

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

352-395-5409
reference@sfcollege.edu
Building Y, NW Campus
sfcollege.edu/library