Answered By: eTeam Support
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017     Views: 33

Most ebooks available from the Ebook Central database can be downloaded and read offline on your computer or mobile device.

See the following sections for how to download and read Ebook Central ebooks on your device. For additional information and support see this ProQuest support page:

 

Download and Read Ebooks on Your Computer

To download and read Ebook Central ebooks on you computer, follow the instructions below.

 

A. Create an Adobe ID

If you don't have one already create an Adobe ID on Adobe's website.

Please note, Adobe IDs are not associated with your MyGS username and password; you must create a unique username and password when you create your account. Be sure to write down your username and password for future use.

 

B. Download and Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on Your Computer

You must have Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) 1.7.1 or higher installed on your computer and your computer must be authorized to open ebooks using ADE. Download ADE for free from Adobe here:

http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html

When installing ADE, do not change any default settings.

After you install ADE, you will need to authorize your computer to download ebooks and use ADE to open them.

If you aren't prompted to authorize ADE the first time you open it, go to Help > Authorize Computer in ADE to start the process manually. Enter your Adobe ID and password as prompted.

Screenshot showing the authorization window for ADE

Click Authorize. Your computer is now authorized to download and open ebooks using ADE.

 

C. Create a Personal Ebook Central Account

If you don't have one already, you will need to create a personal Ebook Central account. To create an Ebook Central account, follow these instructions:

1. Click Sign In in the upper right-hand corner of any page in Ebook Central. 

2. Click Join Ebook Central.

3. Complete the sign-up form and click Join Ebook Central.

Please note, Ebook Central accounts are not associated with your MyGS username and password; you must create a unique username and password when you create your account. Be sure to write down your username and password for future use.

 

D. Download and Read an Ebook

Once you have completed the steps above, you are ready to download and read Ebook Central ebooks on your computer. When you have identified an ebook to download, follow these instructions:

1. For the book you want to download, click Full Download. If you are not already logged into your Ebook Central account, you will be prompted to log in.

2. Select your device (laptop desktop) and click Continue.

3. If you have already installed ADE per the instructions above, click Done with this step.

4. When you are ready with any additional selections, click Download Your Book.

Open the .ascm file you just downloaded if ADE does not open the book automatically.

The eBook will be added to the Downloads & Loans area of your Ebook Central account folder, which is accessible by clicking Bookshelf in the upper right-hand corner of any page in Ebook Central.

 

If you receive the error message, E_AUTH_BAD_DEVICE_KEY_OR_PKCS12, you may need to type ctrl-shift-D while in ADE (cmd-shift-D if on Mac), then restart ADE and reauthorize your computer using your Adobe ID.

If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services Desk at (912)478-5645.

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Download and Read Ebook Central Ebooks on Your Mobile Device

To download and read ebooks using the Bluefire Reader on your iOS or Android device, follow the instructions below:

 

A. Create an Adobe ID

If you don't have one already create an Adobe ID on Adobe's website.

Please note, Adobe IDs are not associated with your MyGS username and password; you must create a unique username and password when you create your account. Be sure to write down your username and password for future use.

 

B. Create a Personal Ebook Central Account

If you don't have one already, you will need to create a personal Ebook Central account. To create an Ebook Central account, follow these instructions:

1. Click Sign In in the upper right-hand corner of any page in Ebook Central. 

2. Click Join Ebook Central.

3. Complete the sign-up form and click Join Ebook Central.

Please note, Ebook Central accounts are not associated with your MyGS username and password; you must create a unique username and password when you create your account. Be sure to write down your username and password for future use.

 

C. Install the Bluefire Reader, then Download and Read an Ebook

Once you have completed the steps above, you are ready to install the Bluefire Reader and download and read Ebook Central ebooks on your mobile device. When you have identified an ebook to download, follow these instructions:

1. For the book you want to download, click Full Download. If you are not already logged into your Ebook Central account, you will be prompted to log in.

2. Select your device (iOS OR Android) and click Continue.

3. Click Get Bluefire Reader to download and install the Bluefire Reader for your device. Use your Adobe ID to authorize your mobile device to open Ebook Central ebooks.

5. When you are ready, click Done with this step.

4. When you are ready with any additional selections, click Download Your Book.

The eBook will be added to the Downloads & Loans area of your Ebook Central account folder, which is accessible by clicking Bookshelf in the upper right-hand corner of any page in Ebook Central.

If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services Desk at (912)478-5645.

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