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eBooks at Bond Library

Information about eBooks available to staff and students from Bond University Library.

Printing, Copying & Downloading

The amount that you can copyy and print from eBooks protected by Adobe Digital Rights Management is determined by the eBook vendor, author or publisher.

Printing other eBooks

eBooks hosted on databases such as EBSCO can be printed using the print options within the database. 

eBooks that are DRM-free will generally be in PDF format and you can print from Adobe Reader. 

 

Downloading

eBook protected by DRM

Step 1: Download the Bluefire Reader app to your device.

Step 2: Open the app and enter your Adobe ID and password. If you do not have an Adobe ID, click the 'Create a Free Adobe ID' link within the app, or create an ID at the Adobe website.

Step 3: Download the ebook. It will open automatically in Bluefire reader.

When the loan length expires, the book will disappear from your device. To access it again after your loan period has expired, go back to Proquest Ebook Central and download the book again.

Other eBooks

Most other ebooks are in PDF format.

Step 1: Install a pdf reader on your device such as iBooks or Adobe Reader.

Step 2: Navigate to the eBook you want to download using the web browser on your device.

Step 3: Download the ebook. You will be given options to open the PDF in your chosen app.     

eBooks protected by Adobe DRM

ebook reader illustrationStep 1: On your computer, Download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) and follow the instructions for installation and creating your Adobe ID. ADE is the free software used to read eBooks from Proquest Ebook Central.

Step 2: Download the book you wish to read to your computer. 

Step 3: Connect the device to the computer. Adobe Digital Editions will prompt you to authorise the device. Once authorised, the device will appear within the Bookshelves area of the Adobe Digital Editions window.

Step 4: Copy the eBook/s onto the device by dragging and dropping the title/s onto the device icon. When the e-reader is disconnected the ebook/s will appear on the device. As per the Adobe Digital Editions terms and conditions, you are able to transfer the same ebook to up to 6 computers or devices. 

Exclamation markWhen the loan length expires, the book will show as 'Expired' or disappear from your computer or device. To access it again after your loan period has expired, go back to Proquest Ebook Central and download the book again.

 

Other ebooks

ebooks hosted on platforms such as MDConsult or PsycBooks are generally available as DRM-free, chapter PDFs. Simply add these to your e-reader as you would other PDF files.

  • You are able to download and read them immediately on your computer using Adobe Reader.

  • You may also copy and transfer DRM-free PDFs to an unlimited number of other computers, tablet devices/smartphones and ebook readers.
It is not possible to read Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM) protected ebooks on the Kindle. The majority of eBooks available from the library are protected by Adobe DRM.

Kindles can only access DRM protected ebooks that are protected with its own proprietary DRM (Kindle DRM). Therefore you cannot transfer ebooks from Adobe Digital Editions (for example, downloaded EBL ebooks that are protected with Adobe DRM) to standard Kindles. 

The Kindle Fire supports the Bluefire Reader app. Read the instructions on installing the app on a Kindle Fire.

The Kindle does support DRM free PDF's. Connect the Kindle to your computer through a USB cable and drag-and-drop the PDF's from your computer to the Kindle.

eBooks protected by Adobe DRM

Step 1: Download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) and follow the instructions for installation and creating your Adobe ID. ADE is the free software used to read eBooks from ProQuest Ebook Central.

Step 2: Find the Download option in your given eBook platform and download the file.

Step 3: Click on the downloaded file and it will open automatically. 

When the loan length expires, the book will disappear from your computer or device. To access it again after your loan period has expired, go back to Proquest Ebook Central and download the book again.

Other eBooks

  • ebooks hosted on platforms such as MDConsult or PsycBooks are generally available as DRM-free, chapter PDFs.
  • You are able to download and read them immediately on your computer using Adobe Reader.
  • You may also copy and transfer DRM-free PDFs to an unlimited number of other computers, tablet devices/smartphones and ebook readers.
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