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eBooks: eReader Software/Downloading

Apps and Software

eBooks can be read on a number of computers and devices.  Many apps and software have been developed to help eBooks and eReaders communicate. You may require this software to access eBooks off campus:


  • Adobe Reader
    Website: "Adobe® Reader® software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents. It's the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content, including forms and multimedia."

Downloading eBooks on ECU computers on campus

A list of eReaders and mobile phone applications compatible with Adobe Digital Editions can be found here:

Downloading eBook Chapters

Proquest eBooks

You can download eBook chapters from ProQuest as a PDF. These files will not expire and can be kept forever. See the guide below for more information on how to download the chapters and what limitations are in place.