Last Updated: Apr 21, 2020     Views: 30

In order to download e-books you first have to create a free Internet Archive Account

Once you find an e-book you want to read and download follow these steps: 

1) While logged into your account, click the blue "Borrow This Book" button: 

2) Once you have borrowed the e-book you'll see the button turns red and says "Return It". You should also see a Download option, with a down arrow that says: "PDF/epub" (yellow arrow): 

3) Click on the PDF/ePub button and you'll see the pop up window below. You will need to download (also free) Adobe Digital Editions as well to read this e-book. If you have used an e-book from one of the library's other platforms you may have already downloaded this software

4) Once you have installed Adobe Digital Editions you can select one of the two download options, PDF or ePub. 

FYI: A lot of e-book providers rely on Adobe Digital Editions because it allows the file to expire on your computer.  This means Internet Archive e-books will be automatically "returned" (i.e., removed from your computer) after two weeks. 

If you choose not to download an e-book (or in some cases it may not available), but are having trouble viewing the text of an Internet Archive e-books you can use the zoom in magnifying glass feature to zoom in to the text and also the fullscreen view to maximize the area you can use to view the text:

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