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If you are a Brookes student, you can access our e-books from anywhere using your Brookes login. This guide will help you with finding, reading and downloading library e-books, using the main e-book platforms you're likely to see.
Note that publishers do not always make their titles available as library e-books. In some cases a book can be
purchased for individual use (e.g. via a Kindle) but it may not be available for libraries. This is particularly true of textbooks.
E-books are listed on the Library Catalogue and on Discover. Follow the steps below to search our collection through either of these routes, or alternatively, watch our video.
To find e-books through the Library Catalogue:
To find e-books through Discover:
Our e-books are on a variety of online platforms and each of these offers different options for viewing and downloading. Below are tips on using the main e-book platforms you're likely to see. For other platforms, check the on-screen help guides.
Adobe Digital EditionsIn order to download e-books on the Dawsonera, ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCO eBooks platforms you will need to have the Adobe Digital Editions programme on your laptop or computer. You can download Adobe Digital Editions here. IT Services have installed Adobe Digital Editions as an App on Brookes networked computers. If you are using one of these PCs, you should launch Adobe Digital Editions first (from the "AppsAnywhere" page) and then go to the e-book. Brookes staff may need to request the programme from IT Services if they want it installed on their office PC.
ProQuest Ebook Central platform
EBSCO E-books platform
Safari Books OnlineThis is a collection of e-books on various aspects of Information Technology and Business. You can read our guide to Safari. If you are using Safari it is important that you log out of the database at the end of your session to release the collection for other users.