This is an example of an ebook in the eBook Collection (EBSCO) platform:

You can also read eBooks online, without downloading. Go to Bow Valley College library website:



Click on Online access

Log in using your Bow Valley College login information to read books online. Click on the link PDF Full Text

You can create an account to download an eBook: 

  1. Click the Sign In in the top toolbar of the screen.
  2. From the Sign In Screen, click the Create a new Account link.
  3. The Create a New Account Screen appears with Personal Account entered in the Account Type field. Fill in the fields on the Create a New Account Screen. When you have completed the fields, click Save Changes.
  4. If all the information was accepted, a message appears that provides your user name and password. Click OK. You will be automatically logged in as a personal user. You should note the user name and password you created so you can log in at a future session. ​

To download an eBook:

 Click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download. 

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

  1. Select a Download duration from the drop-down menu and confirm that you have Adobe® Digital Editions or equivalent reader software installed.

    Note: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or ePub format for an eBook.

  2. Click the Full Download button.

      The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface.

  3. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.

       If you open the file, your eBook is opened with Adobe® Digital Editions.

       If you save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.

  4. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions.


Searching within an eBook is a helpful feature to access relevant information on your research topic.  Use the Search within book feature available on the left-hand side of an eBook, to locate specific content. 

For example: 

Search Results: 

Type in your search term, you’ll see a list of pages that include content you have searched for. To view the page that contains this keyword, press View Page.