Change to the Dawsons Ebook Collection

Please note that ebooks in the Dawsons Ebook Collection cannot currently be downloaded onto Apple devices. Dawsons are aware of the problem and will make a change to their system on the 31st of October to fix it.

As a part of this change, you will no longer be able to read downloaded ebooks in Adobe Reader. Instead you will need read them in Adobe Digital Editions, whether you use an Apple device or not. You can download this software for free from this page on the Adobe website:

http://www.adobe.com/uk/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

If you need help with downloading this software, take a look at this guide.

Once you have downloaded Adobe Digital Editions, you will need to authorise your device. If you need help with this, take a look at this Youtube video or this guide.

Make sure that you download Adobe Digitial Editions before the 31st of October, but please bear in mind that you will still not be able to view downloaded e-books in Adobe Digital Editions on Apple devices until November. Until then, you can still read e-books within your internet browser by clicking the Read Online button, or download e-books onto a device not made by Apple.

You will also have the option to read downloaded e-books in Bluefire Reader. You may want to use this, particularly if you use an Android device.

You can only access the Dawsons Ebook Collection using an Online Library Athens account. If you don't have an Athens account, request one here, or reset your Athens password.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact us.