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E-books at Tutt Library: Downloading E-books to your computer

Set Up Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions is already loaded on library lobby computers and on most computer lab computers. 

1.) Go to this link to setup an Adobe account. Your login information will be used to authenticate software later on.

2.) Download and install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to your computer.

3.) As part of the download process for ADE, you will be asked to authorize ADE using your Adobe account.  If you are not prompted you can authorize ADE by clicking on Library then “Authorize Computer” in the drop down menu in ADE.

4.) Now that ADE is active on your computer, when you download an ebook from the Tutt Library catalog it will be saved in ADE.

Introduction

Because downloading directly to an e-reader doesn't always work, we are providing instructions here for transferring e-books to e-readers via a computer.  In addition, this procedure will allow several books to be downloaded to a computer and then transfered together at one time.

See also Using an E-Reader.

Download Ebooks

ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly EBL and Ebrary)

  • Sign in or create an account.
    • NOTE: Creating an account is free, but you must be on-campus when you do.  You will then be able to sign in off-campus.  
  • ​Install Adobe Digital Editions (see sidebar) if it is not installed on your computer. 
  • Click Full Download. 
    • Note: The book's loan period can be found under the Full Download link, where it will say something like "Check out this book for up to 7 days". 
  • Select "own computer" or "public computer". 
  • You will be prompted to download Adobe Digital Editions.  If you already have ADE, select "Done with this step".  
  • Select Download. 
  • You will now be able to read this book in Adobe Digital Editions, or use ADE to transfer to an e-reader. 
  • At the end of your loan period, the book will show as expired in your library. 
    • Books can be deleted from your ADE library or returned by clicking the drop down menu in the upper, left corner of the book when in ADE’s library view.
    • You will not be able to access expired books, but you can check them out again.   
EBSCOhost ebook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)
  • Select Download This eBook (Offline)
  • Sign in or create a new account (creating an account is free)
  • Select checkout period. 
  • Click on Checkout & Download 
  • You will now be able to read this book in Adobe Digital Editions, or use ADE to transfer to an e-reader. 
  • At the end of your loan period, the book will show as expired in your library.  
    • Books can be deleted from your ADE library or returned by clicking the drop down menu in the upper, left corner of the book when in ADE’s library view. 
    • You will not be able to access expired books, but you can check them out again.  

Springer Link Ebooks

  • Select Download book PDF or 
  • Download book EPUB to save the book to Adobe Digital Editions or transfer to an e-reader. 

 

Tutt Library, Colorado College      Research Help Desk: 719-389-6662, Texting: 719-387-5441, E-mail: tuttref@ColoradoCollege.edu