Download E-books

How to read electronic books from CityU Library databases on your e-reader or mobile device.

EBSCO

e.g., EBSCO E-Books, Harvard Business Review Press, IT Core

  1. Decide what you would like to download
    • Download the entire book to read offline using Adobe Digital Editions software on your desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, or Kindle Fire
    • Download selected chapters to read offline – does not require Adobe Digital Editions software and DOES allow you to read on your Kindle e-reader (not Fire tablet).  You can send chapters to your Kindle either with an app or simply by emailing to your Kindle.  Look for the “Download” icon next to the chapter in the Table of Contents.
      Screenshot showing download icon for downloading a chapter in EBSCO
  2. To download an entire e-book, click the Download icon next to the e-book in your results list
    Screenshot showing download icon for downloading a book in EBSCO
  3. Click “Sign In / Create Account” and create a personal EBSCOhost account (or sign in if you already have one)
  4. Select the length of time you wish to have the e-book using the “Borrow for” drop-down menu
  5. Select your preferred format of the downloaded file
  6. NOTE about Adobe Digital Editions: This is the “offline reader” software that allows you to download entire e-books from EBSCO and ProQuest and read them even when you don’t have an internet connection.  To get started with Adobe Digital Editions:
    • Create an Adobe Account if you don’t already have one (this is free and only takes a minute)
    • Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or mobile device
    • When using Adobe Digital Editions for the first time, you will be prompted to enter your Adobe ID
  7. Ask a Librarian or view the tutorial created by EBSCO if you have additional questions

Gale

  1. Download of full e-books is not available, but you can download chapters!
    Screenshot showing the download option under the tools menu in Gale
  2. This PDF is viewable on PC, mobile device, and Kindle (send PDF files to your Kindle with an app or simply by emailing it)

O’Reilly

O’Reilly for Higher Education e-books can be downloaded and read offline using the O’Reilly app (iOS and Android)

  1. Install and launch the O’Reilly app on your mobile device
  2. Enter your CityU email address when prompted
  3. Search for your e-book
  4. In the results list, click the three dots (vertical ellipsis) next to your title, then click Download
  5. Access downloaded titles by clicking the hamburger menu at upper-left > Your O’Reilly > Downloads

ProQuest

e.g., Ebook Central, PsycBOOKS

  1. Decide what you would like to download
    • Download the entire book to read offline using Adobe Digital Editions software on your desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, or Kindle Fire
    • Download selected chapters to read offline – does not require having Adobe Digital Editions software and DOES allow you to read on your Kindle e-reader (not Fire tablet).  You can send chapters to your Kindle either with an app or simply by emailing to your Kindle.  Look for the “Download PDF” icon next to the chapter in the Table of Contents.
      Screenshot showing download PDF option to download a chapter in ProQuest
  2. To download an entire e-book, click the Download icon next to the e-book in your results list
    Screenshot showing download option to download a book in ProQuest
  3. Select your device and follow the steps

SAGE Knowledge

  1. Download of full e-books is not available, but you can download chapters!
    Screenshot showing download option to download a chapter in SAGE Knowledge
  2. This PDF is viewable on PC, mobile device, and Kindle (send PDF files to your Kindle with an app or simply by emailing it)