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Ebooks: Viewing & Downloading Ebooks

Information on finding and reading ebooks through our library.

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Access Options

UT Library has access to ebooks through a number of databases and providers. However, the majority come from two main sources: Proquest Ebook Central and EBSCO Ebook Collection. If you are having trouble with either of these, please use the walkthroughs listed below. If you are having trouble with any other access option, please contact Research Assistance.


Downloading an ebook can be a bit of a hassle. In most cases, we suggest online viewing if possible. If you need to download an ebook for offline viewing, please be aware of the following:

  • You may need to create an account with the Ebook provider. For example, EBSCOhost will ask you to sign in or create an account on their site to download one of their items. This is not tied to your library account and the library will not be able to assist you with most issues tied to it.
  • You may be asked to download Adobe Digital Editions. This is a free program that is separate from Adobe Reader.
  • Your download will normally function like "checking out" the book. There will be a limit on how long the download is available to you.

Please see the links below for walkthroughs on how to download an ebook from each of our providers.

Adobe Digital Editions

Please note that once the loan period has expired for your ebook, you will no longer have access to notes, highlights, and bookmarks in Adobe Digital Editions. They expire along with the ebook and are irretrievable.