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eBooks at Jefferson College Library

Use this LibGuide to learn how to find and use EBSCO eBooks from the Archway collection.

About EBSCO eBooks

As a Jefferson College user, you have access to our large collection of EBSCO eBooks through MOBIUS libraries.  The eBook collection can be accessed from the Library Homepage, under the Books, Movies, Music link. You can search the library catalog by clicking on the Archway logo and checking the box next to eBooks, or by clicking on the eBooks logo.

EBSCO eBooks can be viewed online and most can be downloaded to your computer to be viewed offline. Depending on the book and publisher restrictions, up to 60 pages of an eBook can be printed or saved as a PDF.

Before using EBSCO eBooks, please check that you have the minimum browser requirements. If you plan on downloading eBooks you will need to install the necessary software and create a My EBSCOhost account. See the Getting Started box to the left.

Getting Started

How to Download to a Mobile Device

The EBSCO eBooks app is available for:

All devices require a My EBSCOhost Account


For additional help with all devices go to EBSCO eBook Support Center

Video Tutorial

How to View EBSCO eBooks Online

To read EBSCO eBooks online, you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. Follow the steps listed and pictured below to read the eBook online:

  1. Click on the 'Title' of the book you want to read online.

  2. Click on the 'PDF Full Text' or 'EPUB' icon to open the file.

  3. After opening the file, use the arrows on the bottom of the screen to navigate through the PDF, or scroll using EPUB format.

How to Download EBSCO eBooks

  1.  If you do not have a My EBSCOhost account, create one using the "Sign In" link on the EBSCOhost toolbar.
  2. Click on the title of the book you want to download
  3. Click the 'Download' icon on the left side of the page
  4. Follow instructions on the pop-up box
  5. You will receive a message that your checkout was successful. A pop-up box will ask you to open or save the Adobe Digital Editions File. Make sure you are opening the file with Adobe Digital Editions not Adobe Reader.  
  6. The book will appear in your Adobe Digital Editions program.