Friday, March 2, 2012

Downloading E-Books from the CU Library

Thanks Mandi Smith for providing today's post with news from the library!

Hopefully, you already know that you can access over 80,000 Cameron University Library e-books from home, or anywhere with an internet connection, but do you know that you can also "checkout" and download almost 60,000 e-books to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? (For all of you Android users out there, an Android app is currently in development with a scheduled release date of Summer 2012.)

Once downloaded, e-books are available for viewing without an internet connection . . . so no more running around trying to find a Wi-Fi hotspot or worrying about your mobile data usage/bill. Best of all, once the application has been successfully installed, you can download a book directly to your device with the single touch of a button.

Installation/Account Creation

There are three steps involved to install and configure the necessary application for downloading Cameron University Library e-books. The process takes approximately two to five minutes to complete.

1. Register for an ebrary account.
Ebrary is the vendor that supplies us with our downloadable e-books. If you already have an ebrary account then you can move forward to the next step.  If you do not have an ebrary account then you need to register and create one. Visit to complete the registration.

creating an ebrary account

2. Download the free ebrary app from Apple's app store.
To download the ebrary app, go to with your device's browser. Of course, you could also just search for the term "ebrary" in the app store.

ebrary application
3. Sign In
When you first open the ebrary app it will ask you to sign into your ebrary account. After signing in to your ebrary account it will ask you to enter your Adobe ID. If you do not have one, a link will be provided so you can create an Adobe ID

ebrary login and entering adobe ID

Signing in with your Adobe ID is necessary as it manages your "checkouts."  You are allowed to download up to ten e-books for up to fourteen days.

Once you are completely signed in, you can begin searching for and downloading e-books. If at any time you need help, please feel free to ask your always-friendly and always-helpful Cameron University librarians.

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