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eBook Access

EBSCO eBook Collections (LSCS, MCMLS, HCPL)

Library Card Needed: Lone Star College System, Montgomery County Memorial Library System, or Harris County Public Library

Access Types: File Transfer from Computer

Applications Needed: Web Browser (Computer) and Adobe Digital Editions

Before you start:

Create an Adobe ID

Download the Adobe Digital Editions 

Connect your Kindle to your computer's USB port


Checkout and Download an eBook

Use the a web browser on your computer to access EBSCO eBooks and locate an eBook you would like to download to the device.

To download an eBook:

  1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

    If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you will be prompted to do so.

  2. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.

    The eBook will be added to the Checkouts area of the folder.

  3. When the window pops up, select Open with Adobe Digital Editions. Your eBook will appear in the Adobe program once opened.

  4. Ensure that your device is connected to your computer in order to transfer your downloads. Select Library in the top left hand corner within Adobe Digital Editions. You will see eBooks within your library. Drag and Drop your downloaded eBook onto your Kindle on the right hand of the screen.

  5. Unplug your Kindle to begin reading.

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Gale Virtual Reference (LSCS)

Library Card Needed: Lone Star College System

Access Types: Online Web Browser

Applications Needed: Online Web Browser

Before you start:

Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer's USB port


Download an eBook PDF

Use the a web browser on your computer to access Gale Virtual Reference Libary eBooks and locate an eBook you would like to download to the device.

To download an eBook:

  1. Click the Download PDF to eReader button. This button is only available at the document level set to Text View. 

  2. Click the Download button. Note where you download the PDF of the eBook.

  3. With your Kindle connected to your computer, open your downloaded location and drag and drop the ebook onto your device.

  4. Unplug your Kindle to begin reading.

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