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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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eBook Collections at RWU


Finding eBooks at RWU

Find:  Explore one of our subscription collections listed at the left or search Encore - the HELIN Library Catalog to find eBook

Download:  Read eBooks on your laptop or desktop computer or download them to view offline in Adobe Digital Editions.  See information provided in this libguide for specific downloading instructions for Ebrary and EBSCOhost.

Print/Save to PDF: Up to 60 pages.


Adobe Digital Editions

You can download an entire ebook directly to your computer, iPad, or tablet but you’ll need to have an Adobe ID with Adobe Digital Editions.

To download Adobe Digital Editions Software for your Mac or PC go to


To create an Adobe ID:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Create an account
  3. Fill in at least the starred fields…
  4. Click “OK


Bluefire Reader App

Install the BlueFire Reader app to download and read ebooks on your iPad

  1. Go to the App Store on your iPad
  2. Search for “BlueFire Reader
  3. Download it to your iPad
  4. Authorize your BlueFire account with your Adobe ID

Your downloaded ebook will then be available in your iPad’s BlueFire folder, ready for offline reading, annotating, etc. Additonal information on using the BlueFire Reader found here.


Printing or saving Pages to PDF

If you are printing an eBook from eBooks on 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.


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