Answered By: Ken Winter
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016     Views: 25

The VDOT Research Library now provides access to over 12,000 subscription E-books from vendor EBSCO. These books are great because they are simultaneously available to all VDOT employees (the collections we have are EngineeringCore and BusinessCore), you can use them as long as you need them, and you can either read them on screen using Adobe Digital Editions software, or download them to your personal device.

There are three ways you can typically start using EBSCO Ebooks:

  1. First, when you find an Ebook you're interested in, go to the title and click on the PDF icon to start reading on screen right away.
     
  2. You can also "download" the Ebook onto your computer, as long as you have Adobe Digital Editions installed. Adobe Digital Editions is available free here http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html however to install it on your VDOT computer you'll need to contact VITA with your request.
     
  3. Finally, if you have Adobe Digital Editions and have downloaded an Ebook, you can move it to your personal device (such as an iPad or Android tablet or smartphone). 

    Note: For steps 2 or 3 you'll need to register for a free Adobe ID, at: https://accounts.adobe.com

UPDATE: Now you can also download a mobile app on your mobile device and do all the steps above directly from your tablet or smart phone!  Check out this Quick Start Guide

To learn more go to the EBSCO ebooks & Audiobooks Support Center.

For general support questions please contact Ken Winter 434-962-8979.  For technical questions please contact EBSCO Technical Support 800-758-5995.