Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Simmons E-Books: Home

How to find and use electronic books from the library's catalog and beyond

Getting Started

Welcome to the Simmons University Library E-Book Guide!

In this guide, you will find information on how E-Book access is approached at Simmons as well as how to locate, save PDF portions of, and download E-book resources.

For additional help or support, please Ask a Librarian.

COVID-19 Alert: Some Library Services have been modified and may continue to evolve with changing conditions. More Info

 

Important ! Digital Rights Management

Some of the Simmons University Library's e-books are protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) systems.         

To download a DRM-protected book to your e-device, follow these steps in this order:

  1. Download ADE software [free] onto your personal computer
  2. Download the e-book to your personal computer.
    • ‚Äč‚ÄčNOTE: Due to software constraints, DRM protected e-books may NOT be downloaded nor uploaded to an e-reader via a library computer. You must use a personal computer, or device to download e-books to a personal Adobe Digital Editions account.
       
  3. During install, *do* choose to "authorize" your computer with a free Adobe ID - this lets you download DRM-protected books to your e-device
  4. Sync the computer with your e-device
  5. Transfer the e-book from your computer to your e-device

KINDLE USERS:

  • ADE does NOT support any Amazon Kindle e-readers
  • This means that you CAN'T download any DRM-protected book onto a Kindle

For further information on digital rights management, please see the Electronic Privacy Information Center's website on DRM and privacy

 

 

E-Books @ Simmons

E-Books @ Simmons

Our aim is to provide users access to academic and course materials in eBook format when possible. Due to licensing many of the E-Books at Simmons have a limited number of simultaneous user spaces available. Once this limit is reached, the E-Book becomes unavailable until the E-Book is returned and one of the simultaneous user spaces is released. This means that eBooks are handled much like on-site course reserves material and have a 3-hour checkout (download) limit

Downloading on Library Computers

Downloading E-Books on Library Computers

Due to software constraints, DRM protected e-books may NOT be downloaded nor uploaded to an e-reader via a library computer. You must use a personal computer, or device, to download e-books to a personal Adobe Digital Editions account.

Please follow the instructions in Downloading E-Books to create a free Adobe Digital Editions account.

DRM systems control the use of digital content, such as downloadable songs, DVDs and CDs, games, and of course, e-books.

For additional help or support, please Ask a Librarian.