How To: Download E-Books

Getting Started

In order to download and read e-books from EBSCO you will need the following:

  • A supported e-book reader app:
  • An Adobe ID to authorize your e-book reader app
  • A personal EBSCOhost account to track your check-outs (you’ll be prompted to create this the first time you check out an e-book)


  1. Access the EBSCO e-book collection from the library homepage by entering your search terms into the e-book search bar, or opening the collection from the list of e-book databases.
  2. If you are off-campus, log in with your Covenant ID.
  3. Find the e-book that you would like to download and click the “Download (Offline)” button.
  4. Log in to, or create, your personal My EBSCOhost account.
  5. Select a checkout period, and then click the “Checkout and Download” button.
  6. If prompted, choose to open the e-book in your supported e-book reader app.