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Library 101: Library Resources

Introduction to using the Mary Helen Cochran library


Welcome! We're so glad you're here.

This guide is designed to help students at any stage of the research process.

For help, chat with a librarian any time (see tab on the right side), or email us at  We'll be glad to write back to you, or to make an appointment to work with you on your research.

Acting Library Director

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Jessica Wise
Mary Helen Cochran Library
Sweet Briar College

EBSCO ebooks requirements

Adobe Digital Editions

In order to download EBSCO eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. You will also need to use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer an eBook to a supported portable eReader device.

Adobe Digital Editions is a free download available at this link:

Recommended Browser Settings for EBSCO eBooks

  • For Adobe Acrobat Reader Browser Requirements and settings for all supported browsers, click here.

  • For general browser requirements for the EBSCOhost interface, click here.

  • Internet Explorer versions 8.0 and older are not compatible with eBooks in EPUB format. To view an EPUB format eBook, we recommended these browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 11 or later.

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