It is now possible to download an ebook, or a section of an ebook to read offline.

Two of our ebook providers, Ebrary and Dawson, offer this option, allowing you the convenience of downloading and reading information for when you haven’t got an internet connection.

You can create an image PDF of a specific chapter or page range:

  • Same page limits as for printing.
  • Accessible on most computers and devices, including the Kindle.
  • Files do not expire.

Learn more:

You can download an entire document as an ebook:

  • Accessible on most computers and devices.
  • You can have up to 10 documents at a time.
  • Documents can be full-document downloaded for 14 days. (Single-user-only documents can be full-document downloaded for 7 days.)
  • There is no need to return items, they will auto-delete after 14 days.

You need to install Adobe Digital Editions (free online). For a guide on how to do this go to


You can download an ebook from the Full Title Display of the Reader portal.

  • Read the ebook offline utilising Adobe Reader© controls.
  • Navigate through the ebook using the nested Table of Contents on the left-hand side.
  • During the download period, you can make annotations and highlight text.
  • Please note it is not possible to print or copy offline.
  • The book will auto-delete after the chosen loan period (1-3 days)