In order to borrow Ellibs ebooks, you must create a personal user account. See blog post Borrowing e-books in Ellibs service.

1. How many concurrent users can access book?


2. Can I read the books using just my Web browser?

Some books you can, some not (see question 9).

3. Can I print and copy the material?

Yes, on some books. E-book-provider-specific printing and copying restrictions are mentioned in book descriptions.

4. Can I save the books?

Yes, i.e. on a USB stick, in acsm file format. Reader software is required to open these files (see question 9).

5. Can I borrow the books and then read them offline??

Yes. Books are downloaded into a reader programme for the loan period. The loan period is for some books 3 hours or 4 days, for some books 10 minutes or 7 days.

6. Can I reserve material?

Yes; books that can be read on a web browser. When the book is ready for reading after the previous customer, you’ll get an email notice.

7. Can I use the books with my tablet or e-reader?

Yes. Tablets require free reader software (see question 9).

Your tablet must be connected to the Internet when you are accessing a book for the first time.

List of supported devices

8. Can I read the book I have borrowed on different devices?

Yes. You have to download the book into a reader programme, create an Adobe ID account, and authorize your device with the account.

9. Which reader software do I use on each device?

(Create Adobe ID account)

Desktop or laptop computer

Adobe Digital Editions (recommendation: version 4.5 or newer).  The software can be found as a virtual application on the university network.

iOS devices: iPad, iPhone

Bluefire Reader (AppStore)

Android devices

Bluefire Reader (Play Store)

10. How do I install the reader software?

Installation (Windows) / Installation (Mac)


11. How do I download a book into the programme?

Download guide - Ellibs


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