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Using Ebooks: Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions is commonly required or recommended for downloading EPUB ebook files, and occasionally PDF ebooks. You are most likely to need it for downloading ProQuest EbookCentral titles and Dawsonera ebooks too.

Please notice that from 19th December 2019 you will need to have version 4.5 x of Digital Editions installed on your PC or mobile device in order to access Dawsonera books. We recommend that you check which edition you currently have and upgrade to the latest available as soon as possible. 

For more information, visit the Adobe Digital Editions page

Authorisation issues

Some users are getting error messages when attempting to download ebooks to Adobe Digital Editions. These messages suggest there is a licensing or authorisation issue with the ebook.

To resolve this problem, you first need to deauthorise Adobe Digital Editions.

Start by pressing the keys [CTRL+Shift+D].

When a pop-up window appears, click "Erase Authorisation".

Erase Computer Authroization pop up

Open or download the ebook that you want. Adobe Digital Editions will the prompt you to authorise your computer.

Choose to authorise my computer without an ID.

Authroize Your Computer pop up