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Ebooks@MAU: Start

Questions regarding e-books?

Please contact Ola Tengstam or Lotta Hertzberg på medier@mah.se 

How do I find e-books?

The library's e-books can be found by searching for a title, author or a subject in Libsearch and then limiting your search to Source Type > eBooks.

It is also possible to search directly on the E-book platforms.

Request an E-book

Please use our form to request an e-book

 

Required accounts & apps

Required account 

Adobe ID

Due to DRM, you will need an Adobe ID in order to download e-books from Ebook Central and EBSCOhost e-books.

Use this account to authorize Adobe Digital Editions and/or Bluefire Reader.

 

Required Apps/Software

Adobe Digital Editions

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 PCs and Macs (system requirements).

Bluefire Reader

To download and read e-books on a tablet you will need Bluefire Reader (freely available on the Android and Apple app stores).

 

Why aren't all e-books the same?

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:

  • whether more than one person at a time can view an ebook
  • whether the ebook can be downloaded
  • how much can be downloaded or printed
  • whether there is a time limit for viewing an ebook
  • what devices or programs can support the ebook's format or file type
  • whether you need an additional sign-in account (separate from your University login) to access features of the ebook.