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eBooks Guide: eBook Readers

Guide to finding and using eBooks at CDU Library

Accessing eBooks in the Library Collection

  • You don't need to use a commercial e-book reader to use e-books from our Library's collection.
  • You can view them on any desktop, laptop or mobile device (smart phones, tablets, etc.) that displays PDF documents and has a suitable screen size for viewing pages of text.
  • If you want to read e-books on a mobile device, there may be an app to help you. Some major e-book publishers produce free apps for iPad, Android and Blackberry.

Bluefire Reader for Devices

If you are using your own computer or mobile device to download an e-book to read offline, you will need to install particular e-book viewing software.  ProQuest Ebook Central, EBSCOhost, MyiLibrary e-book collections use Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader

If you are using devices such as IPad's IPhones, IPods or Android devices, you will need the Bluefire Reader application to enable you to download and read your eBook. Bluefire Reader is the best way to read Adobe® Content Server protected eBooks.

Bluefire Reader allows you to read EPUB and PDF & DRM (Digital Rights Management) eBooks from publishers and libraries.
 

 

Downloading Adobe Digital Editions ADE

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Adobe Digital Editions ADE

If you are using your own computer or mobile device to download an e-book to read offline, you will need to install particular e-book viewing software.  ProQuest Ebook Central, EBSCOhost, e-book collections use Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader

If you are using a PC or Laptop (Windows or Mac) you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions ADE. You will first need to create a free account with ADE then you will be able to download the application to your computer or laptop.

Proquest eBook Central and EbscoHost eBook platforms require you to download the ADE reader and will guide you through the process to enable you to read your book offline.

Downloaded e-books can also be transferred to any portable e-book reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There is a list of compatible devices on the ADE website.

 

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