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Reading ebooks

Software requirements

No extra software required for reading ebooks online.

ProQuest Ebooks

On the ebook's detailed record page, click Read Online.

Screenshot of Read Online button.

Once your chosen ebook loads, you can either scroll through the pages or select chapters via the book's Contents menu. After five minutes, you will be prompted to select a "loan length". This is not a loan, it is just for statistics, and you can keep reading online without having to download. For more instructions on how to read and navigate the Ebook Central Reader, please view ProQuest's help guide.

EBSCO Ebooks

 To read online, click on the Table of Contents link to the side. 


For more assistance with reading and navigating EBSCO ebooks, please view EBSCO's help guide.

Software Requirements

PC / Laptop and Mobile Devices

To download an ebook for reading offline, you will require the following:

  • Adobe Digital Editions
    A free ebook viewer that allows you to download your selected title/s for reading offline.
  • Adobe ID
    A free account login to be used with Adobe Digital Editions.

ProQuest Ebooks

After downloading the required software, click on the Download Book icon to the left of the screen or the Download Book icon underneath the Availability heading. 

Some books will allow you to download chapters at a time; this is specified under the Availability heading. 

EBSCO Ebooks

To download an Ebook from EBSCO, you will need to create a free MyEBSCOhost account. Once this is done, you can select which format (PDF or EPUB) and read away. The number of days you can borrow the book for will be listed. 

Downloading and reading EBSCO ebooks to your mobile device