How to down­load your Ebrary ebook for the first time, in 18 easy steps


Ebrary makes it really simple to download a chapter: just click the “Download” button but unfortunately downloading an entire ebook can be a little tricky particularly the first time.

In order to download an entire ebook you’ll need an ebrary account, Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions and an Adobe ID.

Here’s our step-by-step guide:

1. Once you’ve found your ebook, click the “Down­load Button.” 

Sign in2. In order to down­load a book, you have to cre­ate an Ebrary account – click the sign in at the top right-hand side of the page. This may automatically sign you in but if not click “Create an Account”

3. Once you cre­ate the account, you have to sign in, of course. From now on, you’ll be prompted to sign in when you want to download.

4. You’re not quite done. Get­ting the par­tial ebook on PDF is easy, but to get the entire book you have to down­load Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions.

5. At the Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions site, find the download link

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6. When the file download box pops up click “Run”


7. After you click “Run” you get another screen, where you have to click “Run” again.


8. Click to accept the licence terms and then click “Next”


9. Then click “Install”


10. One more click and we’re done!


11. Well, almost you still have a lit­tle set­ting up to do. It turns out you can’t down­load the ebook with­out cre­at­ing accounts with both Ebrary and Adobe. So it’s time to do that.


12.  Fill in all that infor­ma­tion and click “Create.”


13. Suc­cess! Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions is activated.

14. Only you don’t have any books yet. So go back to the Ebrary down­load page and click “OK.”

15. Now you’ll get a prompt to down­load the ebook. Click “Save.”


16. Give it a proper filename – the title of the book is normally a good idea.


17.  If Adobe Digital Editions does not open the file automatically, locate the ebook on your hard drive and double-click the file to open it in Adobe Digital Editions


18. And now we have our book. Through Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions, it can be moved to var­i­ous ebook read­ers and devices. Unfor­tu­nately, despite hav­ing accounts with both Ebrary and Adobe at this point, it doesn’t sync across com­put­ers. So if you down­load a book onto one com­puter using Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions, you won’t be able to log into Adobe from another com­puter and access the book.


So, there you have it. How to down­load your Ebrary ebook for the first time, in 18 easy steps.