Answered By: Marissa C. Ball
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2020     Views: 207

Once you've located the title you want to download, just click on the "Full Download" or EPUB Full Text link in the Catalog to download to your computer

You'll be prompted to sign in. If you don't already have an account with EBSCO, you'll need to create a new account. This does not have to be linked to your FIU account. It is your personal EBSCO account.

After creating your account, you can login and download the book for the allotted length of time. 


Note: In order to download eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. We recommend ensuring you have the most recent version of Digital Editions installed. This is a free download available at


Downloading an eBook on a Mobile Device

(Instructions from EBSCO)

eBooks can be downloaded to your mobile device and read with the free Adobe Digital Editions reader app.

You will need the following:

  • Adobe Digital Editions App (Installed on your Apple or Android device)
  • An Adobe ID
  • Safari Web Browser (Apple device users)


Install Adobe Digital Editions App

Download the Adobe Digital Editions App from your device's app store:

Apple Device Users: Pop-ups must be allowed in the settings for the Safari web browser as the downloaded eBook file opens in a new tab before opening in the Adobe Digital Editions app.

Kindle Fire users: The Overdrive app is recommended for Kindle Fire tablet users.


To download an eBook:

  1. Use your device's web browser to search your institution's eBook Collection on EBSCOhost.

  2. Tap the Full Download link for the eBook you would like to download.

    If you are not logged into your personal My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.

  3. Select a Borrow period from the drop-down menu.

  4. If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format and tap the Full Download button.

    The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.

  5. After the download has finished, tap the downloaded eBook file from the pull-down menu at the top of your device's screen or from the Downloads area.

  6. Once the downloaded eBook opens in Adobe Digital Editions, tap to view your library or begin reading the eBook.

Note: After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file is still be on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Adobe Digital Editions and selecting to remove it from your library.


More information on eReaders and dowloading can be found here -


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