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Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Downloading to a computer

Before you can download an eBook in ePUB or PDF format you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on to your computer. Firstly you will be asked to create an Adobe ID.

Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a separate application from Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader and has been designed specifically for reading eBooks. It will allow you to transfer protected books between multiple computers and mobile devices. You need to authorize each of your machines with your Adobe ID.

Adobe Digital Editions FAQs

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Downloading requirements for mobile devices

For Tablets/Phones with IOS (iPad/iPhone) or Android devices

The Bluefire Reader may be required to read eBooks on your mobile device. You will need an Adobe ID to authorise use of this app with eBooks.


For Supported eReaders:

You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to your computer. Download the eBook to Adobe Digital Editions, and then transfer the eBook from Adobe Digital Editions to your eReader. As each brand of eReader is a little different, follow the particular instructions provided by your eReader. Click here for a complete list of eReaders supported by ADE.

Amazon's Kindle (eReader) cannot be used to view eBooks however Kindle Fire may be used.


eBook format

PDF  - for fixed layout content.

ePUB - electronic publication this is a free and open eBook standard designed for reflowable content. This means the text display can be adapted to the output device.

For a more complete list of available eBook formats, see eBook Formats Guide.
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