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eBooks @ RWU   Tags: ebooks, ebrary, ebscohost  

This guide provides useful information on how to access e-Books from the Encore HELIN Library Catalog
Last Updated: May 27, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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eBooks @RWU

Access eBooks by searching in one of the many eBook collections, which can be found on the left, or by searching the Encore HELIN Library Catalog.


Getting Started: Adobe Digital Editions

To make effective use of eBooks you need to have an Adobe ID that will allow you to dowload books to either Adobe Digital Editions- to read on your computer or laptop, or Bluefire Reader- to read on your mobile device or iPad. 

To begin accessing eBooks create an Adobe ID, then dowload Adobe Digital Editions if you are using a computer or laptop.  

Why Use Adobe Digital Editions?

Adobe Digital Editions is free software that allows you to download, view, and manage eBooks on your computer or laptop.  The first time you use Adobe Digital Editions to open an eBook you will be asked to authorize your computer with your Adobe ID.

For a full list of devices that support Adobe Digital Editions visit Digital Editions Supported Devices.


Bluefire Reader App

To read eBooks on your mobile device or tablet download the Bluefire Reader App and authorize Bluefire Reader with your Adobe ID by tapping the authorize button in the Info tab to start the process. 


Printing or Saving Pages to PDF

If you are printing an eBook from Ebrary or EBSCOhost, up to 60 pages of a title can be printed per user in PDF format. In addition, you can select to save the pages as a PDF file instead of printing them.


  • The number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.

  • Some titles may not allow for printing due to individual publisher-specified limits.

*Note - Kindle devices do not support Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader.  If accessing eBooks from a Kindle device you can only download up to 60 pages of the eBook as a PDF.


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