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Skills in your Pocket

This guide will help you understand effective ways to study from home and on the move

About eBooks

EBooks are electronic versions of print texts. The Library has purchased access rights to thousands of eBooks covering all subject areas which you can access and read on or off-campus. EBooks are available to you 24/7 from any device which is connected to the internet, so can be used anytime and anywhere.

EBooks have in-built features to make studying easier - the content can be searched by keyword; you can make notes and highlight key points and citation details can be exported to referencing software.

There are also accessibility features  - such as the ability to increase text size, have the book "read aloud" or add colour overlays that make the text easier to read.

To find out more about the eBooks we have and how to access these see our Guide to eBooks.

Apps for ebooks

If you want to download an eBook to read on your own device there are apps that you can use.  

Adobe Digital Editions

To download, read on screen, and to transfer eBooks to an e-reader you will need Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital Editions is compatible with Windows PCs and Macs (system requirements).

Bluefire Reader

To download and read eBooks on a tablet you will need Bluefire Reader.