Q. How can I download an e-book to read offline?

Answered By: Rebecca Harrington
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018     Views: 72

This answer varies widely, depending on which database/web platform the e-book resides on. Some e-books can be "checked out" and downloaded to a reading app such as Adobe Digital Editions. However, many of our e-book vendors limit offline access to a certain number of pages or chapters that can be saved as pdfs.

Here is a list of some of our e-book suppliers and their policies/access instructions:

ProQuest Ebook Central

EBSCO eBooks

R2 Digital Library


LWW Health Library



Thieme E-Book Library


For more information see the Florida State University Libraries e-Books Guide.

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