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eBooks at Olympic College: System Requirements

Find out how to search and download eBooks at Olympic College Library.

System Requirements

To view eBooks directly in EbscoHost:


In order to effectively use all EBSCOhost features, the minimum browser requirements are Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.0, and Safari 3.0 (for Macintosh). You must also have Adobe ® Reader® installed to view the PDF Full Text files. We recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.2 or later. If you are using Visual Search, you must also install Adobe ® Flash Player 8.0 or higher.


To download eBooks to your personal device:


The minimum system requirements for Adobe® Digital Editions are as follows.


  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

  • Intel® Pentium® 500MHz processor

  • 128MB of RAM

  • 800x600 monitor resolution



  • Mac OS X v10.4.10 or v10.5

  • PowerPC® G4 or G5 500MHz processor

  • 128MB of RAM


  • Mac OS X v10.4.10, v10.5 or v10.6

  • 500MHz processor

  • 128MB of RAM

Supported browsers and Adobe Flash versions


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3, Google Chrome for Windows

  • Adobe Flash® Player 9 or 10


  • Apple Safari 4, Mozilla Firefox 3

  • Adobe Flash® Player 9 or 10

Language versions

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional