Download book for offline reading on your COMPUTER (or non-Android, non-iOS device)

I. Access your ebrary site via a browser as usual

– For authorized access to your ebrary site, you will need to either:

– Use an authenticated campus Wi-Fi

– Or, if your site uses Single Sign On (SSO), sign in as usual

– Or, if your site uses proxied links, use a proxied link

Optionally, go to your library website, look for ebrary (perhaps under “Databases”), click the link to ebrary

II. Sign in to your personal ebrary account (if not auto-signed-in)

– Or, if you haven’t yet created one, see >more info

III. Search in ebrary for the document you want to download

IV. Click the “Download” button

1. You will be asked what kind of device you are using

Select Laptop/Desktop

If you select “my own computer“:

– You will be shown a link to create an Adobe ID in case you want to use the downloaded book on multiple devices.

– In the final step, the downloaded file will be opened in Adobe Digital Editions – you won’t be asked whether you want to just save the .acsm file instead.

If you select “public computer“:

– You won’t be shown the link to create an Abode ID

– In the final step, you will be asked whether you want to open the “.acsm” file in Adobe Digital Editions, or save it.  If you save the “.acsm” file without opening it, you can copy/send it to a different computer and open it there.

2. You will be prompted to download Adobe Digital Editions first, if you haven’t already.

3. One final click to download the book

 

For non-Android, non-iOS devices (e.g., Windows phone or Surface tablet), select “Laptop/Desktop” as your device, then use an Adobe-DRM-compatible reader app available on that platform (e.g. DL Reader).

If a book cannot be downloaded, it might be that:

  • Book is provided as a loan – loaned books cannot be full downloaded
  • Publisher doesn’t allow full downloads, check:  >more info
  • It’s a limited-user book and no more downloads allowed for the book
  • User has the max 10 books downloaded.  Return books:  >more info

Important note!  Notes made in downloaded files are not retained after the download expires or is returned.

  • Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire treat each download of the same book as a brand-new download, completely separate from any previous downloads of that book.

 

Developer Notes:

The first time you download a book on a given device, the system will guide you through three simple steps. At each of the 3 steps the guided flow reminds you what you have done and what the remaining steps are.

For subsequent uses from the same device, only one step is needed.

 

Download book for offline reading on iOS or Android MOBILE DEVICE

For offline reading of the full book on mobile devices such as iPhonesiPads, and Android phones or tablets, we support the independent, highly-rated Bluefire Reader.

Use a browser on your mobile device to access your ebrary site and download a book to your device:

I. On your device, use a browser to connect to your ebrary site

– Use the same URL as when accessing ebrary from a computer

– For authorized access to your ebrary site, you will need to either:

– Use an authenticated campus Wi-Fi

– Or, if your site uses Single Sign On (SSO), sign in as usual

– Or, if your site uses proxied links, use a proxied link

Optionally, navigate to your library website, look for ebrary (perhaps under “Databases”), click the link to ebrary

Note, on iOS devices, use Safari (Chrome does not work well)

II. Sign in to your personal ebrary account (if not auto-signed-in)

– Or, if you haven’t yet created one, see >more info

III. Search in ebrary for the document you want to download

IV. Click the “Download” button

1. You will be asked what kind of device you are using

Select the appropriate mobile type

If you select “my own computer“:

– You will be shown a link to create an Adobe ID in case you want to use the downloaded book on multiple devices.

– In the final step, the downloaded file will be opened in Bluefire – you won’t be asked whether you want to just save the .acsm file instead.

If you select “public computer“:

– You won’t be shown the link to create an Abode ID

– In the final step, you will be asked whether you want to open the “.acsm” file in Bluefireor save it.
If you save the “.acsm” file without opening it, you can copy/send it to a different device/computer and open it there.

2. You will be prompted to download Bluefire

3. One final click to download the book

 

For non-Android, non-iOS devices (e.g., Windows phone or Surface tablet), select “Laptop/Desktop” as your device, then use an Adobe-DRM-compatible reader app available on that platform (e.g. DL Reader).

If a book cannot be downloaded, it might be that:

  • Book is provided as a loan – loaned books cannot be full downloaded
  • Publisher doesn’t allow full downloads, check:  >more info
  • It’s a limited-user book and no more downloads allowed for the book
  • User has the max 10 books downloaded.  Return books:  >more info

 

Important note!  Notes made in downloaded files are not retained after the download expires or is returned.

  • Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire treat each download of the same book as a brand-new download, completely separate from any previous downloads of that book.

 

Developer Notes:

The first time you download a book on a given device, the system will guide you through three simple steps. At each of the 3 steps the guided flow reminds you what you have done and what the remaining steps are.

For subsequent uses from the same device, only one step is needed.


 

To create a link to a book, or to a particular page in a book

From Detail Page, click   “Share Link” to create a persistent link to the book.

Or when viewing a page within the book, click  “Share Link” to create a persistent page-specific link to that page of the book.

 

Note that if you are using a proxied link, the URL generated will also be a proxied link.  See below:

 

Searching within a book

To search for text within a book:
  • Open the book, and click “Read Online
  • In the “Search within book” box in the side panel:
  • Enter search terms, and press return or click the arrow
  • Search results display in the  “Search” tab on side panel:
 

  • Chapter links are live:  to drill down, click triangle by chapter heading to see every page within the chapter that includes the search term(s)

Did you mean…” feature to assist with misspellings of search term(s)

  • If ebrary detects a misspelled search term, suggestions of similarly spelled words are offered – as well as the number of occurrences for each

Tips for entering search terms:

  • If you enter separate words, search is for occurrences of individual words
  • Each exact, whole word is searched for:  “dogs” will not find “dog”, and “cat” will not find “cats”
  • Use quotes around a string of words to find that exact string
    (e.g., “Fortune 500 companies”)

 

Improved viewing options and text quality

We have focused on text quality and viewing options, including increasing and optimizing the default zoom level for the user when entering the book, while adding easy controls to increase or decrease zoom levels, fit-to-width or fit-to-page. In addition, you can dismiss the side panel to increase the viewing pane for the book.

We also added a continuous scroll. And we retained page-by-page navigation but improved its placement so that no matter where you are on the page, the controls are readily accessible. Go to page continues to be an option as well.