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eBooks: Downloading eBooks

A guide to accessing and using ebooks available at Monash University

Downloading basics

Alert iconPlease note, you cannot download eBooks onto Monash-owned student PCs (e.g. PCs in the Library).

Downloading required apps/software for using eBooks

You will need an Adobe ID to use Adobe Digital Editions. To set up your Adobe ID, visit the Adobe accounts site - be sure to register using your Monash Student/Staff email.

Adobe Digital Editions (used in conjunction with Adobe ID) allows seamless access to downloaded books across your devices: when you borrow a book on one device, the book will be automatically downloaded to all the other devices that belong to you, that you have activated with the same Adobe ID.

Bluefire Reader allows users to read PDF eBooks and ePubs in devices running iOS 8.2 or later, and Android devices version 4.0 or higher. For Android and iDevices you must first create an Adobe ID to download eBooks.

​Compatible with: iOS (8.2 or higher), Android (4.0 or higher), Kindle Fire, and Windows
Compatible file formats: PDF eBooks, and ePubs

Aldiko Book Reader supports ePub, PDF, and DRM protected formats as well as books from public libraries. It works on Android phones and tablets with Android version 4.0 or above.

​Compatible with: Android (4.0 or higher)
Compatible file formats: ePub, PDF, and DRM-protected


If you are having trouble accessing or downloading eBooks, please use this Help/FAQ LibraryGuide in the first instance