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How to use eBooks

A guide to show how to access your reading

About eBooks

eBooks are digital versions of texts that can be accessed and read online. The Library collections includes access to over 600,000 of eBooks to support your online learning and research. 

You can read eBooks online or download them for offline reading. Most eBooks can be downloaded for a period of 24 hours to ensure all users are given a fair chance to access. If an eBook is on loan to another user you will be added to a reservation list and notified when the eBook becomes available.

You can access your downloaded reading in Adobe Digital Editions and this can be downloaded for Microsoft, iOS and android devices.

All our eBooks meet our accessibility requirements and have enhanced features such as 'text to speech' to support your needs. Please find our accessibility statements from our providers in the resources box. You can also access the Aspire Report rating for each publisher.