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Download E-books to Your Laptop and Read Offline on Your Tablet

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With Adobe® Digital Editions you can download ebooks from ebrary and netlibrary (Ebsco ebook collections), and saved pdfs from PsycBOOKS and ATLA Monographs to read later without needing an Internet connection. 


About Adobe® Digital Editions 

Adobe® Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications. Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline. Transfer copy-protected eBooks from your personal computer to other computers or devices. Organize your eBooks into a custom library and annotate pages. Digital Editions also supports industry-standard eBook formats, including PDF/A and EPUB.


Installing Adobe® Digital Editions

Click on Download Now and follow the directions. After installation, the Setup Assistant wizard prompts you to activate Adobe Digital Editions (you must be online during this process). During activation, you have the option to authorize your computer with an Adobe ID. If you don't have an Adobe ID, creating one is free and only takes a minute. The Adobe ID enables you to transfer items protected by digital rights management (DRM) between up to 6 computers or devices and restore them after a data loss or system reinstallation.   Return to Activation Screen and enter your new Adobe ID (your email address) and password.  Visit the Adobe® Digital Editions online library to browse and download free sample items including complete books as well as preview chapters from leading publishers.



Directions for Downloading E-books

In ebrary, you can Download an entire document as an e-book in Adobe® Digital Editions. Check here for directions. Note: when the download dialog box opens, you will probably have to Browse your computer for Adobe® Digital Editions in order to open the ebook.


In Ebsco ebook collections (netLibrary), you will see a Download (Offline) link, set the checkout period for the item, then open with Adobe® Digital Editions. Check here for directions. 


To read a chapter in from an ebook in PsycBOOKS, save the pdf on your computer. Open Adobe® Digital Editions, in Library View, click on Library | Add item to library. 


In ATLA Monographs, save a range of pages into a pdf, save it on your computer. Open Adobe® Digital Editions, in Library View, click on Library | Add item to library.  






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