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How to Download an ebook from Wisconsin's Digital Library onto your Windows PC Computer

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

Link from MORE catalog


2) Sign in using your MORE library card.

Wisconsin's Digital Library - Sign In


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

Type in your library name


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 your library card number


5) You will be in your account after signing in.
Click on Setting to select your default lending options.

My Account - Settings


6) Click on Menu to find ebooks to check out.  In this example, Nonfiction is selected.

Select Menu


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.

Nonfiction ebooks with cover view

Grid view below

Nonfiction books with grid with

List view below

Nonfiction books with list view


8) To find an available ebook, select Only titles with copies available from the pull-down menu.

Limit to titles available


9) 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 nonfiction books


10) When you find an ebook that is available that you want to checkout and download, 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.

Select format


12) Click on Download, then select EPUB ebook.

Click on Download

Select EPUB


13) Your computer will prompt you to open the ebook file with Adobe Digital Editions.  Make sure Open with Adobe Digital Editions is selected.  Click on OK.
(If you have not already downloaded and installed Adobe Digital Editions, click here for help.)

Open with Adobe Digital Editions


14) The Adobe Digital Editions program will open and download the ebook.

Adobe Digital Edition program open


15) When your ebook is done downloading, you will see the ebook in Adobe Digital Editions.  You can begin reading your ebook on your Windows PC computer.

Start reading the ebook


16) Click on Library for other views and options.  If you right-click on the title, you can return a borrowed item.

Return to library for other options

If you are on a shared computer, Sign Out of the Wisconsin's Digital Library web site when you are done.

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