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E-books at Siena: ProQuest Ebook Central

Standish Library offers e-books from several different publishers. This page is intended to introduce and explain the different e-book options that you will come across when searching library resources.

Important Notice!

The Bluefire Reader is no longer supported and available.  The vendors are looking to see if something else can be done for offline downloads.  Remember you can still read online and download "chunks" of a book as a pdf.  If a title is DRM-free you should be able to download the pdf without issue.  You can still download to your PC or Mac with the Adobe Digital Editions software.  

Downloading e-books to your desktop or laptop

In order to download ebooks to your desktop or laptop you much first have Adobe Digital Editions on your machine.  This is freely available. For Siena machines, you may have to request the download via ITS.  

You may want to create an Adobe ID if you plan on transferring ebooks to portable devices.  It is not required for downloading to a computer.

See ProQuest's help guide for tutorials and other information regarding downloading ebrary ebooks.

Functionality of the database

Ebook Central is ProQuest's platform for hosting their 150,000+ available titles!

For more information, including tutorials and platform details, see Ebook Central's own libguide.

If you'd like help from one of the librarians, please fill out this form for an appointment.

Downloading ProQuest ebooks to a mobile device

If you find an e-book book you wish to download to a mobile device, click the 'full download' button in the record.  Follow the prompts regarding the device you are using and where the ebook is going.  To download to a mobile device you will need to have the Blue Fire Reader app downloaded and an Adobe ID

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