How does it work?
eBook Central ebooks can be browsed and borrowed to read online, or downloaded to read offline. eBook Central also allows you to print (20%), copy/paste (5%) and create notes/bookmarks.
Why can I borrow some ebooks straight away, and others I have to wait for?
Some titles allow multiple-users to read the book online or download the book for 1 day. After an initial 10 minute browse period you will be prompted to request a loan. The loan should happen instantly. Other titles are more restricted. These titles allow a maximum of 1-3 users only to read the book online, or download the book for 1 day at any one time.
How do I download an eBook to read offline?
You do not need to download an eBook unless you need access to it later when you are no longer online, or if you want to read it on a handheld device, such as an e-reader.
Using your own PC or laptop?
Ebooks downloaded to personal computers are read via Adobe Digital Editions. Please ensure you have this free software installed before downloading (note Adobe Digital Editions is already installed on all campus PCs). Adobe Digital Editions is available from the link on the EBL homepage.
Using your own device?
You will firstly need to download the free Bluefire Reader app onto your device via your App store (e.g. iTunes, Playstore).
Check out the help guides on EBL. These are accessed via the Help/Feedback link on the EBL website. If you need further help, please don't hesitate to ask a library staff member.