Answered By: Kristen Koob
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2018     Views: 1391


Harvard Library provides access to ebooks from a number of different companies. All titles may be found in HOLLIS. There are limits to the number of pages you can download for many of these ebooks. Certain ebooks in the EBSCO eBook Collection and ProQuest Ebook Central, can be checked out (downloaded in their entirety) for a set period of time. Take advantage of Harvard University IT's LastPass password manager to facilitate this process.


EBSCO ebooks

When an EBSCO eBook is available to check out, a Download This eBook (Offline) button like this appears:

You will be prompted to log in to your EBSCO account (If you do not have an EBSCO account, you will be asked to create one). You can add the book to Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or mobile device or to BlueFire Reader on your mobile device. Download Adobe Digital Editions (Free)* or BlueFire Reader (Free) if you do not yet have these applications. 

*Adobe Digital Editions will ask you for an Adobe ID. If you don't have an Adobe ID, you can create one on Adobe's website by selecting Get an Adobe ID and filling out their form. You can also choose to authorize your computer without an ID; this means you will only be able to view eBooks on your device.


ProQuest Ebook Central

When a Proquest ebook is available to check out, a Full Download button like this appears:

Again, you will be prompted to log in to your ebrary account. You can add the book to Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or to BlueFire Reader on your mobile device.


Oxford Scholarship Online

All titles offered by Oxford Scholarship Online may be downloaded or printed. To download a PDF, you will be prompted to sign up for a membership. Membership is free. However, if you do not want to sign up for a membership, select the print button and then print the page to a PDF (by selecting "Save as Adobe PDF" in the print dialog). Please note that you are restricted by copyright to the amount of information you print or download; see Oxford Scholarship Online's Legal Notice for more information.

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