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Restricted library services

During the period 27 September - 30 September, parts of the library's services will not be available due to the change to a new library data system. During this time you will not be able to get a library card, borrow books or request books.  


E-books from Dawsonera


A platform with several course books. You can read the e-books online or download them for up to three days.

Print out, copy and make annotations

To make annotations, to print out or to copy text, you need to be online and to have a Dawsonera account. Enter your username and password at Direct login. You can print out and copy a limited number of pages.

We recommend that you avoid making bookmarks or annotations in a downloaded book, they will not be saved.

Download an e-book

  • You need Adobe Digital Editions / Bluefire Reader. Other PDF-readers or apps will not work.
    (Another PDF-reader was used unitl October 2017.)
  • The download may take a moment. It will be interrupted if you shut down the dialog box.
  • When expired, the downloaded file will not work but you may download the e-book again.
  • Most titles can be dowloaded as PDF. Some titles are instead available as EPUB, a format suitable for reading on mobile devices as the page adjusts to the screen size.
  • Unfortunately, Adobe Digital Editions does not have a version for Linux operating system.

Download to computer

  • Click on Download ebook and follow the instructions. You need to use Adobe Digtial Editions.
  • The first time you are required to authorize Adobe Digital Editions at the Help menu. Tick the box in the lower left corner to authorize without ID.
  • Save the file to your computer. It will end with .ascm.
  • Open the file with Adobe Digital Editions.

You may find it easier to open the downloaded file from within Adobe Digital Editions. Change to Adobe content server message in the drop-down menu if necessary. Click on Add to library under the File menu.

Download to mobile devices

  • You need the app Bluefire Reader.
  • Authorize Bluefire Reader with a personal Adobe ID.
  • Click on Full Download and follow the instructions.
  • Open in Bluefire Reader

Please find more information at Dawsonera help page.

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