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E-books

A guide to electronic books at the ANU Library

Downloading to a device

Once you have chosen an e-book, clicking on its title allows access to the e-book detail page. The menu on the left-hand side provides you with the option to Read Online, or to perform a Full Download of the book for reading offline. Additional functionality allows users to perform a Chapter Download or produce and/or export a Citation for the book.

Downloading to a device

To download an e-book, click on the Full Download link.

You'll then be prompted to authenticate yourself as a member of the ANU community by way of the Reverse Proxy Login. Enter your University ID and Password, and don't worry about selecting any of the optional shortcuts.

A dialogue box will then help you determine what sort of device and operating system you'll be downloading to.

If you’re using a laptop or desktop, you need have the free Adobe Digital Editions software installed, for which you'll need a free Adobe ID. Please note, this software is automatically installed on-campus and Library computers, however you will need to download and install it if attempting to download to your own laptop or desktop machine.

On iOS and Android devices you'll need to have the Bluefire Reader app, which is free from both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

You'll also need a free Adobe ID in order to use the Bluefire Reader.

Finally, choose the length of time you wish to have access to the e-book from the drop down menu and click Download Your Book. The book's format is automatically set as a PDF, and loan periods can range between 7 and 21 days. Remember, once your specified loan period has expired, you'll need to download the book again, if you wish to continue using it. Please note, you should save downloaded e-books to your H (Pebble) drive, if you wish to read them across multiple machines.

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