You will need a personal Ebook Central account in order to download books. Follow the following steps to create an account:
1. Click on the "Sign-in" tab
2. Click the "Create an account" link.
3. Provide username and password (password minimum 5 characters).
4. Provide basic identifying data, including first name, last name and working email address.
5. Click the "Create New Account" tab.
You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. This free software is different from Adobe Reader.
A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to another device. It is NOT required to read ebooks on this computer.