ebooks: Downloading ebooks


Download an entire ebook:

  • downloaded books expire after 14 days
  • limit of 10 ebooks checked out at a time
  • no printing

Download selected pages as a PDF:

  • Limited to 60 pages per day
  • does not expire
  • can print

EBSCO ebooks

Download an entire ebook:

  • check out period between 1-7 days
  • no printing

Download selected pages as a PDF:

  • number of pages varies by publisher
  • does not expire
  • can print

ebook collections through NUL that allow downloads

Ebrary and EBSCOhost Ebook Collection are collections of ebooks that allow you to download content to readers and other devices. There are records in NUcat: the library catalog for ebooks that we have access through these collections.

NOTE: All require installing the free software Adobe Digital Editions in order to download content.

Things to Remember

  • Not all books are available in eBook format
  • The majority of eBooks available at NUL are scholarly, not popular
  • All eBooks are available to view online using your web browser
  • To access eBooks, you will need to go through the library's website and log in using your netID and password
  • Each eBook platform has different rules for downloading, copying, and printing content
  • Not every eBook is available to download and read offline. 
  • If you're looking for leisure reading titles that are not available at NUL, check Evanston Public Library or Chicago Public Library

Necessary Software

iPad, iPhone, iPod users

Kindle users

NOTE: to read an ebook from your Kindle device, you must first download the PDF or epub document to your desktop and transfer it to your Kindle using the specified software

1. Download Adobe Digital Editions 

2. Download the Send to Kindle software provided by Amazon

3. Once you've selected an ebook for download, follow the instructions to download as a PDF

4. To send the PDF to your Kindle:

From Windows Explorer, simply right click on one or more documents and choose Send to Kindle.

From any Windows application that can print, select Print and choose Send to Kindle

Drag and drop, one or more documents onto the Send to Kindle application

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