Using ebrary e-books

  • Ebrary e-books open with the QuickView tool active.
  • Browse the e-book via the Table of Contents to the right of the book cover or page.
  • Search via the Search ebrary box above the book page.
  • Use the QuickView tool buttons above the book page to turn pages, go to search results, and increase page size.

Printing & downloading

  • Important: Click InfoTools > Print. You may print a limited number of pages, usually up to 40, (eg pp 20-59), without first signing in.
  • The Download button lets you save 1 chapter or a limited number of pages (usually up to 40) as a PDF , on a shared computer such as a Library PC.
  • On your home computer, you may download the entire content of some titles to use offline for either 7 or 14 days, and transfer it to your supported devices.
  • The Download option is only viable if you are using your own computer or device. You first need to install Adobe Digital Editions on a computer, and to set up an Adobe ID. This Adobe ID may only be used from 6 computers/devices
  • NB: Due to publisher restrictions, most of our ebrary titles are not eligible for this type of download. The presence of the Download the Entire Document option in the Download dialog box, doesn't neccessarily mean that it will be allowed when Adobe Digital Editions connects.
  • If you don't already have Digital Editions installed on your own computer, you may want to first Ask A Librarian to find out if the specific title you want is available for download.

Adobe Digital Editions and Adobe ID

  • To download to a laptop or PC, ebrary recommend that you first download Adobe Digital Editions, and then create an Adobe account before trying to download and entire e-book for the first time. (To register for an Adobe ID go here (Adobe.com, select “My Adobe” in the top-right corner, then “My Adobe ID”)
  • You need only provide a name, country, and e-mail address. Note that you create an Adobe ID from a web browser. Once you’ve received confirmation the Adobe ID is created, then you may close the browser and return to Adobe Digital Editions, and enter the Adobe ID and password you created.
  • Adobe Digital Editions help pages and Technical requirements
  • Overview of all downloading options from ebrary
    Also refer to the Help available inside ebrary for more information on Document Downloading and Adobe Digital Editions.

Downloading to a device

  • To download a book or chapter directly to a device via Wifi, you need only an Adobe ID and to install the free Bluefire Reader (Apple and Android) or Aldiko Reader (Android). The first time you use the app, you will need to authorise it with your Adobe ID.
  • You may also download to Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, then transfer the file to the Bluefire Reader app, or any other supported ebook reader.
  • ebrary also has it's own app you may use. See: ebrary Mobile app support . To use,Sign in with your UniKey when you click sign in while setting up access. You do not need to create a personal account in ebrary.
  • In addition to these options, all portable devices with browser support can access ebrary and Read Online via the web.