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A searchable collection of more than 10,000 electronic books covering all subject areas.


There is some help available on dawsonera itself, and there is information on reading e-Books online on the Library Search blog

In general to read e-Books, you will need:

  • to have access to the internet to access e-Books, although you can also download some e-Books for offline reading
  • an up-to-date internet browser, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox
e-Books from DawsonEra can be downloaded for up to three days onto a PC, Mac, laptop, Android or iOS device.
  • Adobe Reader sends information back to Dawson when you access a downloaded item, so you must still have an internet connection to use downloaded DawsonEra books
  • You will need to have Adobe Reader installed to read downloaded DawsonEra books
  • There are specific instructions for downloading to Android and iOS devices
  • These e-Books cannot be downloaded onto a Kindle or onto a Windows RT device, such as the Microsoft Surface 1 or 2.


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