Frequently Asked Questions


How can I download e-books?

Our answer:

You can read e-books in the Dawsons E-book Collection and E-book Central within your internet browser by clicking the Read Online button. But you can also download e-books for a limited period of time.

You need to use Adobe Digital Editions to read downloaded e-books. You can download this software for free from this page on the Adobe website:

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.


Dawsons E-book Collection

You can download a book for a maximum of 7 days.  

If you use an Android device, download Bluefire Reader from Google Play. When you try to download an e-book from Dawsons, you will see the option to read it in Bluefire.


E-book Central

You can find out how long you can view a downloaded book on the book’s page in E-book Central.

You can also download a limited number of individual chapters, which do not expire. You can do this with any PDF viewing software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free here:


If you have any problems downloading an e-book, please contact us.