Ebooks at Unitec Library

How to get the best use of the ebooks provided by Unitec Library.

Downloading e-books to your device

It is possible to download entire e-books to your device.  The way to do this depends on the device you are downloading the e-book to.

For downloading to computers and laptops, you need the free software Adobe Digital Editions.

For downloading to devices that have apps (e.g. phones, tablets, Kindle Fire), you need the Bluefire Reader App.

Note: Ebooks are only able to be downloaded for up to 21 days (at a time).  

How to Download an E-book

From a ProQuest Ebook Central e-book

Downloading to a Laptop/Computer

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Downloading to a Mobile Device

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From another Ebook provider

Look for instructions online if you are unsure what to do or contact your Library Knowledge Specialist.  

Want to read an e-book on both your laptop/computer and your app-based device?  

It is possible to read an e-book on both your laptop/computer (using Adobe Digital Editions) and on your app-based device (using the Bluefire Reader App).

The easiest way to do this is:

1. On your laptop/computer, go and find the e-book you want, and then download the e-book to your laptop/computer using Adobe Digital Editions (see the instructions in the central section of this page.)

2. On your app-based device, use your browser to go and find the same e-book, and download the e-book to your app-based device using the Bluefire Reader App (see the instructions in the central section of this page.)

If this doesn't work, there is another option, but it is a longer and more difficult process  The instructions are on the document below.