General system/software requirements:
Current and last version of Windows, Mac OS X, and most mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android are supported. VitalSource ebooks will launch automatically to an online reader through an internet browser. Online Reading: Supported browsers are the current and last version of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari. Launching the reader with unsupported operating systems and web browsers may result in unexpected behavior.
Downloading an ebook requires a high-speed internet connection. Content must be activated from the digital content/shelf area of the online bookstore before downloading. VitalSource ebooks do not require download, but the option is available if desired. Adobe Digital Editions are download/offline reading only. You must be connected to the Internet during the download process. It is not required to maintain an internet connection to read an eBook after successfully downloading it. Where applicable, to use enhanced features within the reader, an internet connection may be required.
Offline Reading Requirements:
You may be required to create an account specific to the ereader in order to access an ebook offline. This is applicable to each unique format purchased. Available hard drive space is needed for each ebook downloaded, which vary in size from a few MB to over 1 GB. VitalSource ebooks: The offline reader app is available as a free download that can be found using the mobile link in the online reader after activation. It is compatible with Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS X 6.8 or higher, current and last version of iOS and Android, Chromebook, and Kindle Fire. The app requires 60-90 MB of HDD space, depending on the device. Adobe Digital Editions: Adobe ebooks are only available for download and require a reader app. Depending on the device, the app will take between 8-22 MB of HDD space, available as a free download here.
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VitalSource ebooks may be downloaded to 2 computers and 2 mobile devices. Other ebook formats can only be downloaded once to one computer. After purchasing, to see if your eContent file can be accessed on more than one computer, contact support at 800-325-3252 or email [email protected].