Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020     Views: 221

Although you can usually download at least part of an ebook, we recommend that you access ebooks using the read online option. This allows you to:

  • Copy sections of the book to another document.
  • Add personal notes.
  • Tag notes to any page of the ebook.
  • View previous notes each time you log in.
  • Access your account from any computer, or multiple devices.

There is no advantage to downloading ebooks unless you are working without an internet connection, as it only offers limited functionality compared to the above. Additionally, certain types of licences for ebooks do not allow them to be downloaded at all and our ebooks cannot be downloaded on to Kindles. 

If you do download all or part of a book, you will need to use Adobe Digital Editions. When you first download this program you should make an account when prompted. If you don't do this, any books you download can only be accessed on that device.

Please see the library's Information and Digital Literacy Tutorial on 'Discovering and Using eBooks Effectively' for a video demonstration on how to download from ebooks, as well as other useful features.