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How do I download an ebook so I can read it offline or on my mobile device?

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Many ebooks in the library's collection can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device for offline viewing. The ebooks will expire after the loan period ends.

The library's largest providers of ebooks are ProQuest eBook Central (formerly ebrary), EBSCO ebooks, and ACLS Humanities e-Book. ACLS Humanities ebooks are not available for download.

On a computer: Ebrary and EBSCO require you to create free personal accounts with them before you can download a book. To download and view the books offline on your computer, you must install Adobe Digital Editions.

On a mobile device: To download and view on a mobile device, create an ebrary or EBSCO account and install the Bluefire Reader app.

On an eReader: EBSCO ebooks can be transferred to a Kindle by selecting PDF as the file type and using Amazon's Send to Kindle service. ebrary ebooks can not currently be read on an eReader unless the Bluefire app is able to be installed on it.

For more detailed instructions, consult the guide eBooks: Finding, Printing, and Downloading.