All students and staff can access our ebooks, just follow the instructions below. You have access to over 250,000 ebooks through the Library.
The best option for reading offline is to download a chapter PDF from the table of contents of the ebook.
Read downloaded chapters on any device that supports PDF file types – which includes most tablets, phones and other mobile devices.
You can then transfer files between devices in whatever way your device supports file sharing (email, save to the cloud, AirDrop, etc.).
Click "Online Access":
In the Library Catalogue.
Click the arrow link:
In your Blackboard course reading list
Note which chapter you are asked to read then open the book by clicking "View Online".
If the ebook opens in the chapter you need, hover over the icons at the top to find “Chapter Download”.
The downloaded chapter PDF can be saved and read on your device offline. You can also transfer the PDF to another device to read. Should you need another chapter from the same ebook, repeat these steps after 24 hours, once your download allowance has refreshed.
You can choose to download an ebook to read offline using the free Adobe Digital Editions software. This is like borrowing the book from the Library, as your book download will expire after 1-7 days.
Some ebooks have limited user licences, so downloading a whole book may block other students from using it.
For these reasons, the Library recommends chapter downloading for reading offline.
The Library recommends you download ebook content chapter by chapter to read offline on your mobile device (see above Reading ebooks offline for instructions). You can transfer downloaded chapter files between devices in whatever way your device supports file sharing, such as email, save to the cloud or AirDrop.
How long can I borrow an ebook for?
The book I want says "Reached user limit" and I cannot open the book. What does this mean, and what should I do?
What does the Library do to help us access ebooks that often "Reach user limit"? These books are really important for my studies and I am frustrated that they are not available.
What can I do if I search for a book I want in Library Search and it is not available as an ebook?
What about accessibility? How can I use my screen reader to read an ebook?