How to download ebooks
The instructions below are a guide to downloading and borrowing ebooks from the City of Sydney's library network.
For further assistance, contact the library.
1. Create an Adobe ID
Visit Adobe online.
Click on 'Sign in' to register.
2. Load software onto your computer or device
For PCs and Macs, Kobo eReader, Nook and Sony eReader:
Before downloading ebooks you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer/device to enable downloading.
For tablets/phones with iOS (iPad/iPhone/iPod) or Android devices:
Before downloading ebooks you will need to download Bluefire Reader to read EBL books on your mobile device:
3. Visit the City of Sydney library’s catalogue and log in
Visit the online catalogue.
Login to your library account.
Log in to your library account with library card number barcode (or alias) and PIN (or password).
4. Search for ebooks on the library catalogue
Search for ebooks by title/author/subject and change the format to ebook.
Or browse our collection of ebooks by clicking on the ebooks tab.
Or browse our virtual ebook shelf by clicking on the thumbnail view
5. Select the ebook you want to read
Locate the ebook you want to read.
Click on the following icons to gain further details, print or download/loan an ebook.
|Click here for more details.
This also allows you to add reviews, share and download.
|Print the record|
|Download the ebook
|Agree to loan/download of ebook
6. Download the ebook to your device
Click on Download.
Click on Agree to a loan of this ebook to you
Depending on your device/browser a pop-up window will appear (click on OPEN, this will open/download in Adobe Digital Editions) or the download will automatically go to pre-designated folders.
Note: For some eBooks you will be presented with the following for downloads.
For viewing on City of Sydney Library public computers: click Read Online.
For viewing the ebook online: click Read Online.
For downloading the ebook: click Download.
Select the Loan Length from the drop down menu.
Select the Format for the item to be downloaded (PDF or ePUB).
Click on Download.
For personal computers/laptops click on Open and the ebook will open in Adobe Digital Editions.
For mobile devices/tablets the ebook will appear in BlueFire Reader.
For supported eReaders (Kobo) download the ebook to your computer. Connect your eReader and transfer the ebook using Adobe Digital Editions.
Last updated: Wednesday, 4 November 2015