Borrowable e-books can be read on many different devices through dozens of applications besides the ones showcased here.
For a complete list of compatible devices and tools, see this list.
Read using a laptop or desktop computer
If you don’t already have a reading application downloaded, we recommend Adobe Digital Editions 3. Note that this is not the same product as Adobe Acrobart, a standard PDF reader.
Due to privacy concerns, we do not recommend the use of Adobe Digital Editions 4.
Using Adobe Digital Editions
After downloding Adobe Digital Editions and signing in with your AdobeID, you will be able to load and read ACS books. To view the details of any book, right-click it and choose ‘Item Info’:
From this window you can view printing and copying restrictions. If you’re finished with a book, you can also return it from here:
Read using a tablet or mobile device
If you don’t already have a reading application downloaded to your tablet, we recommend the Bluefire Reader. Note that while it also works on smaller mobile devices, the reading experience is not very good. Download here.
Using the Bluefire Reader
To view the details of any book, choose the ‘list’ display option, then select the arrow at the far right of the book:
From the details page, you can see the date and time that the book is ‘due,’ or return the book if you’re finished with it.
Note that printing and copying limits displayed in the Bluefire reader are not accurate:
Read using a dedicated eReader
Scholars Portal Books content can be loaded onto a Kobo or a Sony eReader using Adobe Digital Editions. You will need to download the book to your laptop or desktop computer, open it in Adobe Digital Editions, then add it to your device.
The Kindle requires the use of a proprietary book format, and it is not possible to load Scholars Portal Books content onto a Kindle.