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Ebook guide

Download & read offline

To read an ebook offline, you first need to download it. Below are the steps you need to follow.

1. Install an ebook reader

Before you download an ebook on your device, you need to install an ebook reader. Both ebook readers listed below are different from Adobe Reader. Without the appropriate for your device e-reader, you will not be able to download and read an ebook offline.

Type of device Ebook reader Cost Adobe ID requirements
Windows PC and Mac Adobe Digital Editions Free Optional – Offline reading is possible by authorizing the e-reader without an Adobe ID.
Android (phone & tablet) and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod) Bluefire Reader Free Required
How can I get an Adobe ID?
How can I authorize an e-reader with my Adobe ID?

2. Sign in to the ebook database

To download an ebook you must have a personal account on the database you wish to download the ebook from. Please note that ebook database accounts are completely different from the library account. However, we suggest you use your ACG e-mail and password as it will be easier for you to remember your credentials.

To a start, click "Sign in" at the top of the page.

  • If you have an account, sign in by entering your e-mail as username and then your password. 
  • If you don’t have an account, click "Create Account" or "Create one now" and fill in the form.

3. Download an ebook

After you have installed an ebook reader, signed in to the ebook database, and decided on what you would like to read offline, you can start downloading the ebook of your preference by following the steps below.

  • Click the download icon from the results or the detail page.
  • A window will pop up asking you to:
    • Select what device you are using, the loan length, and the format
    • Confirm that you have already installed the required e-reader. If you haven't done so already, then click "Get Adobe Digital Editions" or "Get Bluefire Reader".
  • Give a file name and save the .acsm file that you will receive. 
  • When the downloading of the .acsm file is completed, the ebook opens directly with Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader. If it doesn’t open automatically, click "Open" from the download bar at the bottom of the page.
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Can I download ebooks on a library or other public computer?

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