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Your Ebook Central Account

When you click to download a full book, highlight, or annotate pages, you will be prompted to log in with your OWU credentials (the same username and password you use to access myOWU and Blackboard). This will automatically create an account for you within EBC. With that account you can create bookshelves and notes, and be able to access that account off-campus just by logging in.

The first time you try to download a book or chapter you may be prompted to download software to allow you read the content on your device.

Dowloading to Laptops/Desktops

To download and read content from EBC on a laptop or desktop computer, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions software. This is a free program and is different from Adobe Reader (the software used to read PDFs).

Adobe Digital Editions FAQ

Downloading to Mobile Devices

To download and read content from EBC on an iOS or Android device, you can download the free Adobe Digital Editions app or any reader app that can read Adobe DRM files. You will need to create a free Adobe ID to read Adobe Digital Edition files on mobile devices.

When you click the download button for title, select your mobile device type in the popup window. You must do this if you want the download to appear in your Adobe Digital Editions mobile app. 

Read-Only and One-User Titles

Downloading has been disabled for some EBC titles that have been designated by the publisher for use by one person at a time. These titles are read-only.

A download is perceived as a virtual checkout, making the title unavailable to anyone else for 24 hours. However, if someone is simply reading it in EBC then that title is only inaccessible to others while that person has the ebook open. So to ensure greater access we have disabled the download option. 

If you are using a read-only, one-user title please make sure you close the book and log out of EBC once you have finished your work. This helps others gain access.