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Downloading up to 5 e-books at a time for 1-7 days
Reserving up to 5 titles that are already in use
Adding notes and bookmarks to e-books
Exporting citations in to EndNote
Having trouble accessing an e-book?
Are you unable to access an e-book?
Some e-books are restricted to a single user or 3 concurrent users. The e-book may have reached the limit of users logged in at the same time. If this is the case, you can place a reservation or try again later. If the problem persists please notify your Information Specialist and we will investigate whether we can purchase additional licences.
Try using a different browser. Firefox seems to work the best.
Have you downloaded the e-book? Make sure you have Adobe Digital Editions installed otherwise you will not be able to open the book.
If you experience a problem accessing an e-book please let us know. Contact your Information Specialist with the details of the book you are trying to access. A screenshot of the error message is also really useful
Can I print / copy or download an eBook?
Printing and copying from e-books
The amount of printing and copying you can do depends on restrictions put in place by the publisher and varies from between 10% to 40% of the e-book.
Many e-book platforms will inform you of the limits for each title.
E-books are subject to DRM (Digital Rights Management) controls. In order to download an e-book:
Open the e-book file you’ve saved from the platform (usually an .acsm file) in Adobe Digital Editions.
Once you’ve done this, you can continue to view the e-book in Adobe Digital Editions, or use an app such as Bluefire Reader to view on your mobile device (Android or Apple iOS). You can register your Adobe login with the Bluefire Reader meaning you don't have to open the e-book in Digital Editions beforehand.
The downloaded e-book will expire at the end of your loan period (1-14 days depending on the platform).
Downloadable e-books can't be viewed on a Kindle (except Kindle Fire for reading online).
Not all e-books can be downloaded – look out for a “Download” icon when you’re viewing the e-book online.
You may need to register a separate account to download e-books on some platforms.