Due to DRM, you will need an Adobe ID in order to download e-books from Ebook Central, EBSCO Ebook Collection and Dawsonera.
Use this account to authorize Adobe Digital Editions and/or Bluefire Reader.
To download, read on screen, and to transfer e-books to a computer or other device you will need Adobe Digital Editions.
Adobe Digital Editions is compatible with Windows PC and Mac.
To download and read e-books on a tablet you will need Bluefire Reader (freely available on the Android and Apple app stores).
Different ebook publishers specialize in different subject areas.
This means that the library acquires ebooks from a number of different publishers and vendors. And often these vendors have different policies on Digital Rights Management.
Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems control how digital content is used. These systems are set by the vendor or publisher, and determine things like: