Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2017     Views: 368

The best way to read eBooks on Dawsonera is to select the Read Online option.

Image highlighting Read Online option for eBook

However it is also possible to download an eBook to a personal device for 24 hours. If you're downloading an eBook from Dawsonera, you will need to install one of the following programs:

If you’re using a mobile phone or tablet, these programs are available from your device’s app store.

Please note: Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader are not available on university PCs. If you are using a university PC, you will need to use the Read Online option to access the eBook. You will only be able to download the eBook to a personal computer or mobile device.

If you’ve not previously used either of these programs, you’ll need to create an Adobe ID and to authorise the computer or device you are using in order to open and read the eBook.

To create an Adobe ID, follow the steps at

To download the eBook:

  1. Select the Download button for the relevant eBook:screenshot showing download button on Dawsonera
  2. The following pop-up window will then display:screenshot showing download options in Dawsonera
  3. Then click Download.
  4. If you’re using a mobile device, click on Open to open the eBook in the selected app. If you’re using a PC or laptop, navigate to where you’ve saved the file and double click to open.screenshot showing how to open a downloaded eBook on a mobile device


More information can be found in our eBooks for Mobile Devices guide and on the Dawsonera help pages, using the links below.