Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2022     Views: 8


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Select Read Online to read an ebook online. Some ebooks limit the number of people using it at one time. If you find one of these, try again in 15 minutes.


Print up to 40% of an ebook. These limits reset after 24 hours. Printing or downloading a chapter or page range do the same thing - both options create a PDF that does not expire. You can then print the PDF at any time or save to read offline.


You can download a whole ebook to read offline on a personal device for 24 hours.To do this you will need:

  • Adobe Digital Editions (free), if you want to download it to a personal (not a University networked) laptop or desktop
  • Bluefire Reader app (£4 charge) to download to an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android phone or tablet

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