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How to find and use e-books in the Delaware County Community College research collection. Includes a guide to downloading and software requirements.

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E-books @Delaware County Community College: User and Software Requirements

User Requirements:

In order to download e-books to read offline on a computer, e-reader, smartphone, or tablet, you will need to create the following two accounts:

  • Adobe ID: Used to authorize devices in Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader for Digital Rights Management.

  • My EBSCOhost Account: Used to download e-books from EBSCOhost.  Select Sign In at the top-right of the EBSCOhost interface to create an account.

Software Requirements:

Depending on what kind of device you use, you will need to install one of the following free software applications to read downloaded e-books:

  • Reading on a computer (Mac or PC):

  • Reading on a portable e-reader:

  • Adobe Digital Editions: Install on the computer you will use to transfer files to your e-reader.  Free software used for Digital Rights Management and to transfer files from a computer to an e-reader.

  • Important information for Kindle users.

  • Reading on a smartphone or tablet:

  • Bluefire Reader App: Install on your smartphone or tablet.  Free software used for Digital Rights Management.