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eBook Guide

*Note: eBooks available through Beaman Library can be viewed online using your internet browser or can be downloaded to your computer for offline access. Before you can download an eBook, you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer or device. 

How to Download an eBook:

1.Select a title from our EBSCO Academic eBook Collection that you would like to download. 

2. Click the button that says "View eBook"

3. On the left-hand side of your screen, you have two options. If you would like to view the eBook without downloading it to your computer, select "View PDF." If you would like to download the eBook to your computer, select "Full Download."

4. If you are asked to "Sign In/Create Account" click on the "Sign In/Create Account" link and you should be automatically logged in through your my.Lipscomb Single Sign On (SSO). If you are prompted to log in, your username is your Lipscomb email address and your password is the same password you set up for my.Lipscomb. 

5. A Download eBook box will appear once you are signed in. Here you may choose how many days you would like the eBook to be downloaded for, what format you would like the eBook to be downloaded in, and you much check the "I have Adobe Digital Editions or equivalent installed" box before the eBook will be downloaded. 

You can also print up to 60 pages of most of our ebooks. Printing instructions


Troubleshooting eBook Access

If you have problems downloading ebooks, check the following things:

  • Do you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer?  
    If not, you must download this program in order to view ebooks offline. Open the download file on your computer, and check the box in the bottom left-hand corner that says "I want to authorize my computer without an ID." 

What if you have an EBSCOhost account and Adobe Digital Editions, but you are still having problems downloading ebooks? You try to download an ebook and you get an error message that the file extension is wrong.

  1. Go to your downloads on your computer. For PC users, you can click on the folder icon on your task bar at the bottom of your computer screen. Sort the order by date. Look for a file that says URLlink.
  2. Right click on the file and select the Open with option. A pop-up box should open with recommended programs to open the ebook file.
  3. If Adobe Digital Editions is not listed, then you need to add it by clicking the browse button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. A new pop-box will open. Look for a folder named Adobe and double click it.
  5. Then double click the folder Adobe Digital Editions.
  6. Look for a file named DigitalEditions. Select this file and click the open button.

Another option is to open your downloads on your computer and drag and drop the URLlink file into the Adobe Digital Editions shortcut on your desktop.


Help for Mac Users

Some Mac users encounter problems viewing and/or downloading our ebooks. 

If after trying both options, you still cannot access ebooks, please email the Electronic Resources Librarian.