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eBook Details

Quick facts on downloading, printing, and annotating ebooks from WUSTL collections and platforms.

EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO:  Quick ebook reference guide; detailed user guide

Some web browsers are known to have a hard time recognizing script components in certain eBooks. Because of this, you may need to go through a "load unsafe scripts" protocol. Short videos are available that illustrate the correct protocol to correct this issue in FirefoxChrome and Internet Explorer browsers.

Users:  Access Number of simultaneous users varies by title. Due to publisher restrictions, some titles cannot be downloaded offline. New March 2016: eMO collection titles can now be used at the WU medical campus.

Printing Limits:  Up to 60 pages, depending on the publisher. Choose EPUB Full Text to view the book, then go to the first page of the section of pages you would like to print and click the Save icon on the right-hand side of the screen. You may email or save the pdf of the document pages, and then print them. To print beyond the designated limit, exit and re-enter the book. The print counter will reset.

Downloading:  Click "Download This eBook Offline" Note: You will be prompted to log into or create an EBSCO account. You must have an Ebsco account to check-out and read the book (detailed video on downloading).

Notes/Annotation: When reading online (click "EPUB Full Text"), added notes will be saved in your EBSCO account folder; notes added while reading offline (click "Download this eBook") will be saved in your Adobe Digital Edition account.  Note:  After loan period expires, you will not be able to access your annotations, even if you download the ebook again.

eReaders:  See Ebsco Ebooks app - below- OR Download Bluefire Reader app for Mac iOS  and Android devices (further iPad details); for Kindle - may send up to 60 PDF pages to your Kindle email address.  Note:  In order for your Kindle to receive these files you must first add as an authorized sender.  Visit your Kindle account, and check your "Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings."

When using a Mac: If an error is received when attempting to open an acsm file in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), the following two actions may help.

1. Right click on the acsm file,

  • ​go to get info,
  • open with menu = choose ADE and
  • change all (for similar files)
  • continue

2. In the ADE library hit command+shift+D; erase computer authorization

3. Click on your file again, it will ask you to reathorize with your Adobe ID​

4. Book opens

The EBSCO eBooks app is available for:

Note: EBSCO ebooks app will be retired in May 2018; for those who want to continue with an app experience, EBSCO eBooks are compatible with the Bluefire Reader or any other app supported by Adobe Digital Editions.

NOTE: If you already have your personal My EbscoHost folder account and Adobe ID account, locate that login info. Otherwise, you may create those as part of the download process.

To find out more information, click here.