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Viewing and Downloading eBooks

One Search and EBSCO Ebooks

A maximum of 10 eBooks may be checked out at one time. After 14 days the items will be automatically returned. A limited number of pages (as specified on the eBook brief record) can be printed or saved as a PDF.

Note: Internet Explorer is not compatible with EBSCO eBooks; we recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

To download an eBook from One Search or EBSCO eBooks:

  1. Log in to your EBSCOhost account. If you do not yet have an account, you can create a new EBSCOhost account or you can sign in with your Google account.

Note: If you create an EBSCOhost account, you must create a strong, secure password for your account to be accepted. Mix numbers, capital and lowercase letters; and avoid obvious word choices.

  1. Locate the eBook you want to download and click Download from the result.
  2. Ensure that “I have Adobe Digital Editions or equivalent installed” is checked. If you don’t already have it, you can download Digital Editions for free.
  3. Click Download and save the eBook file.
  4. Once it has been downloaded, double click on the eBook file. This should open your eBook in Adobe Digital Editions.

Note: If this is your first time using Digital Editions, log in with your Adobe ID and click Authorize. If you do not have an Adobe ID, you can create one now.

  1. If you have Digital Editions and it does not automatically open, right-click on the file, select Open with, and select Digital Editions from the list of apps.
  2. If you cannot find Digital Edition from the app options, follow the instructions below to add the eBook to your Digital Editions Library.

The ebook will stay in your Digital Editions Library for the duration of your borrowing period.

Alternative method to add a downloaded eBook to Adobe Digital Editions:

  1. Open Digital Editions from your Start menu.
  2. Click File > Add to Library.
  3. Open the location of eBook file (this will likely be your Downloads folder).
  4. If your eBook does not appear in this folder, change the type of file displayed to “Adobe Content Server Message.”

  5. Select the eBook and click Open. This will add the eBook to your Library.

Click here for instructions on downloading EBSCO eBooks to your mobile device.

Click here for information on how to use EBSCO eBooks.

College Complete on ProQuest Ebook Central

This resource provides access to eBooks covering many subject areas such as  business, health and medicine, language, law, science, and technology. eBooks from this collections can be downloaded, read online, and checked out to be used offline. Checked-out items will be automatically returned after 14 days.

How to download eBooks:

Note: Some older Android devices have issues with opening downloaded eBooks in Digital Editions. If you have problems viewing an eBook, download the File Manager app, open the Downloads folder, tap the eBook, and tap open in Digital Editions.

Synchronizing eBooks in multiple devices:

  1. Authorize Adobe Digital Editions by entering your Adobe ID. You can find this option under settings.
  2. Whether you can synchronize depends on the device you are using:
    • IOS Devices should sync automatically
    • Android Devices will not sync. You will need to download the eBook from ProQuest Central on each device.

How to read eBooks online:

Safari by O'Reilly

Safari by O’Reilly is a Library digital resource collection with a focus on technology and business. It includes eBooks, videos, tutorials, case studies, and learning paths; you can even add resources to ‘Playlists’ to keep things organized.

To access Safari by O’Reilly, you will need an Algonquin College network log in; you will be required to log in whether you are on or off campus.

To access Safari from your desktop/laptop:

  1. Open Safari. You will be taken to the College’s secure sign in page.
  2. Log in using your Algonquin College email and password.
  3. Once logged in, you can browse Safari content.

To save content, click the playlist icon and that resource will be accessible from any page in your online learning experience.

To access content on your mobile device

  1. Download the O'Reilly mobile app on Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iOS devices). The O'Reilly app is not available for use on Kindles as the installation of third-party applications is restricted.
  2. The mobile app will ask you to log in with your email address; enter your Algonquin College email address to log in through the college log in page.

 

desLibris

This resource provides a collection of ebooks and public documents from Canadian publishers. New titles are released weekly, allowing users to access current and relevant materials. All of the public documents found in this collection can be read in HTML format. Other materials may be available to download as a PDF or to be read offline if authorized. Offline loans are valid for 7 days. desLibris allows printing of up to 10% of an eBook; a message will inform the user when that limit has been reached.

To download material as a PDF from desLibres you will need the following:

Click here for instructions on how to access items offline and how to use the HTML and PDF reader.

 

Logging In Off Campus

Library digital resources require you to log in if you are off campus. Your login and PIN for your library account will be:

  • Login - your student number. Ex: 040000000
  • PIN - the last 4 digits of your student number.

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