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How do I download one of Scholars Portal's borrowable ebooks?

book cover with borrowing information

If you see "Borrow this E-Book" above the cover image of a Scholars Portal Books book, you must follow this process to download it onto a personal computer or device.  It will not work on a public computer.

  1. Download a program that supports Adobe IDs.
  2. Create an AdobeID if you don't already have one.
  3. On the Scholars Portal page for the book, click the orange "Borrow this E-Book" text then the blue "Download your book here" button.
  4. A file ending in the extension .acsm will download. This file should automatically open in Adobe Digital Editions, but if it doesn’t, right click on the file and choose "Open with…" then Adobe Digital Editions.

Your book will now open in Adobe Digital Editions. After 72 hours, it will be returned automatically.


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