You can read all eBooks online via their link from the library catalogue, Discovery or databases, and you will usually have the option to download them as well.
The read online and download options appear in different positions on the screen, depending on the provider/publisher of the eBook. E.g. EBL shows this option in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
Most of our eBooks are downloaded as either standard PDF files or are controlled by a Digital Rights Management program.
Standard PDF files - there are a range of Programs and Apps that wil read PDF files, such as:
ADE locked files - These files have Digital Rights Management (DRM) and can only be opened with Programs or Apps that are compatible with ADE, such as:
You will need to set up an Adobe ID to use ADE files.
Please note, that as Adobe Digital Editions is designed for personal use, it is not available on Library student computers.
Please note Hawthorn students, or anyone with a blue Approved Borrower card, do not have access to ebooks, even from public access terminals.