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Ebrary at UNH: Downloading

How to read, annotate, and download Ebrary ebooks.

Download Entire Book for 14 days

To download ebooks from ebrary, you need to be signed in to your account.

In ebrary, you may download up to 10 documents at a time using Adobe Digital Editions, a free software program that enables you to read documents and transfer ebooks to supported devices.

To install and activate Adobe Digital Editions:

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer.
  2. Follow the instructions for installation and activation. You will be prompted to create an Adobe ID.

To download an ebook to your computer:

  1. Click on the Download button in the search results. You may be prompted to sign in to your Ebrary account if you have not already.

ebrary search results

ebrary book view

2.  Select the option to download the full document.

3.  Click OK.
4.  Choose whether to Open with Adobe Digital Editions or Save file to open later.
5.  Click OK.
6.  You may open the document with Adobe Digital Editions and utilize features including organizing the library, using bookshelves, transferring documents to supported devices, navigating documents, searching text, creating bookmarks, printing, returning the document early, and more.

If you do not have Adobe Digital Editions, download it for free by using the link in the download box to connect to the Adobe site. Adobe Digital Editions works with a variety of platforms, including the Nook, several iPad and Android apps, and even the Kindle with the Aldiko reader.

Adobe Ditial Editions view

Download Part of a Book as a PDF Permanently

PDFs can be read by most mobile devices, including Kindles.

To download part of a book as a pdf (the normal limit is 60 pages, but can vary from book to book): 

  1. Click on the Download button in the search results. You may be prompted to sign in to your ebrary account if you have not already.

ebrary search results

ebrary book view

2.  Select one of two image-PDF options.

Option 1: use the pull-down menu to choose an individual chapter from the book.

Please note, if the chapter is over 60 pages long, eBrary will not permit it in its entirety to be downloaded. It will need to be split into two page range downloads instead.

 screenshot with the chapter dropdown open

Option 2:  type in a range of pages you would like to save -- the range may not be longer than sixty pages.

screenshot of selecting a range of pages