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Chromebooks for Class: Downloading eBooks

This guide aims to be a basic introduction of the capabilities of a Chromebook for online classes and homework. It outlines how to access certain tools on a Chrome OS. For technology support, please submit a support ticket at

Downloading eBooks from EBSCO onto a Chromebook

To download an ebook through our EBSCO database, you will first click the download button and be prompted to create an account.

Click Sign In/Create Account.



You will then see a login screen with a link to create an account at the bottom, where it says "Don't have an account? Create one now."

Once you have created an account, you will then need to download Adobe Digital Editions from the Google Play Store.

Once logged in to your newly created EBSCO account and with Adobe Digital Editions downloaded onto your Chromebook, click the download button again. When the window pops up, check the box indicating that you have installed Adobe Digital Editions (or equivalent) and click Full Download.

You will then see a pop-up window indicating that your ebook has been downloaded and how many days you have access to the download.


You will also see a download notification in the bottom-right of your browser window. Click VIEW IN FOLDER.
Don't see the download notification? Access your downloads by clicking on the menu at the top-right of your browser window.




Once in your Downloads folder, click on the ebook title, then click on Open, then select Adobe Digital Editions.


Adobe Digital Editions will then open the ebook, prompting you to provide your Adobe ID and password. If you do not have an Adobe ID, create a free account to login. Once logged in, your ebook will start to download. When your borrowing time limit is up, the ebook will be "returned" for you and you may have to dowload it again. This time, you'll have all the accounts set up!
Still having trouble? Try looking through the EBSCO Downloading an eBook help guide or contact the library with the title of the book you are trying to access.


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