Answered By: Jerilyn Marshall
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2016     Views: 27

There are two companies from whom we get most of our eBooks: ebrary and EBSCO ebooks.  Both of them support downloads of entire books only to the Adobe Digital Editions software.  It appears that after the document is in Adobe Digital Editions it can be transferred to lots of types of e-readers.  However, Kindle is not one of them.  (But see below about downloading a PDF of just a chapter or a page range.)

See the list of supported devices for Adobe Digital Editions.

You can download a chapter or a page range from a book as an image PDF and then use it on a Kindle.  This appears to be possible only with the ebrary books, not with the EBSCO books.  If this would work for you, ebrary provides instructions on their website.

One way to find what books are in ebrary or EBSCO is to go through the library home page.  Click on the link called Research Databases A-Z.  Scroll down to the letter E and click on either ebrary or EBSCOhost eBook Collection.  You can search there.  Another way to find eBooks is in either the library catalog or in OneSearch.

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