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How to Download an eBook from Wisconsin's Digital Library onto your Mac

1) On the MORE online catalog (http://www.more.lib.wi.us), click on Wisconsin's Digital Library (http://dbooks.wplc.info)

Link to WPLC from MORE


2) Sign in using your MORE library card.

Click on Sign In 


3) To sign in, type your library's name or library system and select it from the list.  In this example, Indianhead Federated Library System.

Select library


4) Enter your entire library card number (without any spaces)and then click on Sign In.
(You must have an up-to-date MORE library card with less than $10.00 in fines to check-out.  If you do not have a library card, go to your local Wisconsin public library to sign-up for a card.  To find your local IFLS library, go to http://www.ifls.lib.wi.us/Default.aspx?tabid=150 or to find your closest local Wisconsin library go to http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wisysdir.html#public.)

Enter library card number


5) You will be in your account after signing in.  Click on Settings and set your default lending option.  Click on Done.

Set your lending options


6) To look for an ebook, click on Menu and select your category.  In this example, eBook Nonfiction.


7) Below is a list of nonfiction ebooks.  Books can be displayed by cover, grid or list.   Covers with a grayed out book icon in the upper right corner do not have an available copy to check out.

 Wisconsin Digital Library ebooks


8) To find an available ebook, select Only titles with copies available from the pull-down menu.
Below is an example of ebooks that are currently available.  You can sort the list by Relevancy, Title, Author, Release Date, or Most Popular.  In this example, the list is sorted by Relevancy.   Click on the cover to borrow or find out more information.

Available ebooks


9) Click on the cover of a book that is available to check it out.

Click on cover


10) Click on Borrow.

Click on Borrow


11) You can select either Read (In your browser) or Download in either the epub or Kindle format.  In this example, the epub format to be used in Adobe Digital Editions will be selected.

Click on Download

Click on format

Confirm and download

12) After you click on Download, you will see an icon for the ebook in your Dock at the bottom of the screen.  Double-click on the ebook image.
In this example, Adobe Digital Editions is also open.  If you have not already downloaded and installed Adobe Digital Editions, click here for help.

File downloading

File in dock


13) The Adobe Digital Editions program will open. If you have not done so already, Authorize Your Computer with your Adobe Digital ID.

Authorize your Computer

  Help, Authorize

Computer has been authorized

14) When your ebook is done downloading, you will see the ebook in Adobe Digital Editions.  You can begin reading your ebook on your Mac.

ebook in Adobe Digital Editions


15) This is an example of a book in Adobe Digital Editions.

ebook cover page

ebook page


16) If you want to return an ebook, click on File, then Item Info.

Return ebook


17) Click on Return.

Click on Return


18) Click on Return again.

Click on Return again

The book will be removed from your Adobe Digital Editions library.

ebook removed


18) You can also remove an ebook from your library after the loan period has ended by clicking on File, the Remove from Library.

Remove from library


19) If you are on a shared computer, Sign Out of the Digital Downloads web site when you are done.


Next - Transfer your ebook to a portable device
or Back to Digital Downloads help