Answered By: Elizabeth Gillespie
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2018     Views: 11

Ways to read and use eBooks can vary depending on the publisher and the eBook provider.  General advice is provided here, but more specific advice can be found in the help pages of the relevant eBook platform (listed at the bottom of this page).

Reading Online

Most eBooks in our collection can be read online, on Windows or Mac computers, and iOS devices and Android devices.  Usually only an up to date web browser is required; the eBook will open within the browser.

Downloading eBooks

Many of the eBooks in our collection can be downloaded, usually to a computer or mobile device (download to a dedicated eBook Reader is not usually supported). 

A PDF reader (on a computer or mobile device) is required in most cases. eBook platforms will specify if specific software is required, which you will need to install before downloading the eBook.

Common software’s required are Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader.

Privacy and Accessibility information

eBook platforms work to privacy and accessibility standards.  Specific information can be found in the help pages for the relevant eBook platform (listed below).


Links to available help pages for some major eBook platforms:

Proquest eBook Central (EBC)

Askews and Holts VLE Books

DawsonEra eBooks:

EBSCO eBooks

Taylor & Francis eBooks

  • General help
  • Accessibility: T&F support priority 1 (level A) of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines (WAIG).
  • Privacy

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