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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.  






Ebooks have been reloaded into the Library's catalog

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Matt Owen, our Systems Librarian, has completed the work on the library catalog and the e-book records.  He was not able, however, to resolve the broken icon for the e-books.  We have now over 87,000 e-book records in the catalog!

If you have any questions about locating e-books, please contact us at the library.

Ebooks are temporarily removed from the Library's catalog

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Our Systems Librarian is doing some needed maintenance on the ebook catalog records.  We are also trying to fix the icon problem.   So, you will not see them in the Library's catalog for a few days.  All ebooks are still available through their home databases:


  • ATLA Historical Monograph Collection Series 1
    Presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. The collection covers a wide range of material and includes many volumes documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era.

  • ATLA Historical Monograph Collection Series 2
    Consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923. It presents a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century.
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    Currently offers 258 ebooks from trusted printed volumes published since the 1960's and adds immense value to nearly any aspect of historical research; includes extensive bibliographic reference linking and personal archives; CHO covers many subject areas including music, philosophy, religion, liberal studies, history, literature, science and economics; an average of 5 new titles will be added each year.

  • ebrary (e-book collection)
    A collection of over 30,000 full text electronic books, covering a wide range of subject areas including business, computers, technology, humanities, education, social sciences and fiction. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A collection of 114 reference eBooks combining the convenience of an online search engine with the publisher’s accuracy and authority. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.
  • netLibrary (e-book collection)
    An electronic book collection of over 9,500 titles representing many subjects areas including - American history, sociology, medical science, business, literature, education computer science, technology, psychology and religion. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.

  • Oxford Reference Online
    Over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.

  • PsycBOOKS
    A e-book database of more than 21,000 chapters in PDF from over 1,400 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. It also includes 700 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from 1806, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. PsycBOOKS is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.

  • SAGE e-Reference Handbook Collection
    A full-text collection of 80 of Sage's highest rating handbooks covering a range of subjects across the social sciences.
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