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ebooks & audiobooks: Downloading EBSCO ebooks to a mobile device

This guide will assist users in finding and downloading ebooks from the MATC Library.

Downloading the EBSCO ebooks app to a mobile device

EBSCO ebook app icon

  • Search and download the “EBSCO Mobile” app in the App store or the Google Play store
  • Open the EBSCO Mobile app, and tap the green "Get Started" button
  • On the "Let's find your institution" screen, tap the “Search by name, postal code, or city” button
  • Start typing in "Milwaukee" and choose "Milwaukee Area Technical College-Milwaukee" when it appears near the top of the list.
  • Tap "Connect your institution" and continue.

screenshot of Find your institution screen

 

  • Then sign in using your MATC school email address (username@gmatc.matc.edu) and the same password you use for Blackboard.

screenshot of the Sign in screen

Reading an ebook in the mobile app

Once you log in, you will be on the welcome screen. Click on the magnifying glass to begin searching.

screenshot of the welcome screen

You will know it's an ebook in the result list, if you see "E-book" listed above the title. You can also limit your search just to ebooks by clicking on the Source Type drop down menu > eBooks > apply to limit.  

screenshot of limiting source type to ebooks

 

If you click on the title, you will go to the details page, where you can see more information about the book. If you want to continue to read it, click on the "Access options" button,

screenshot of the details screen

and then either click on "Download e-book" to check it out and download it to your device so you can read offline, or "Read online" 

screenshot of download ebook screen

To download, you will need to create an account. Click on "Create account"  or "Sign in to MyEBSCO" > continue > Continue with Google > and then type in your school email address and the same password you use for Blackboard. Then choose your checkout length and "Download."