Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2017     Views: 7354

To download ebooks, the steps (as well number of days you're allowed to keep it) will vary depending on the vendor who supplies the book. Each ebook vendor sets its own policies regarding downloading or printing, and the APUS Library has no control over these policies

When you click a book link inside Summon or the Books & eBooks Catalog, you will be taken to the books' full text on the vendor's external site.   Look for "download," "save" or "checkout" options, click it, then follow the prompts.    Here are examples from two of our most popular book vendors:


In Ebook Central, you can download a chapter at a time, or entire books.   


In EBSCO, you will need to set up a free personal account before you can download a book (find instructions here).   


Other book vendors (e.g. Books24x7, MyiLibrary, etc.) allow different amounts of copying or downloading.  You can usually find out by looking for a "help", "downoad" or "check out" link when you're viewing the book you'd like to try to download.  Click here for vendor-specific tutorials.

If you're having trouble finding the options you need, let us know the title of the book you want, and we'll look into it.

If you need help with required course materials please contact

See also:  Can I use an e-reader, tablet or smart phone to read library books?