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Read Dawsonera ebooks online on Android Tablet

Read online icon Read online


Tapping the title of a Dawsonera ebook in Library Search opens an interstitial record page. To open the ebook tap Full Text Online under Availability at the bottom of this page to log in and go to the ebook details page on the Dawsonera site.

Library Search eBook info page

Or from the ebook's Catalogue record, tap View online to log in and go to the ebook details page on the Dawsonera site.


Once the required ebook has been located on the Dawsonera site, tap the Read Online icon beneath the ebook description.

Dawsonera download icon

The full text is then displayed in the browser.

dawsonera ebook read online view screenshot

Tap < or > arrows to turn pages (screenshot below).

Dawsonera ebook page navigation buttons read online view

Select a chapter heading from the contents (screenshot below) to jump to the first page of that chapter.

Dawsonera contents section with chapter link highlighted

Download Dawsonera eBooks on Android Tablet

Download icon Download


Please note that downloaded ebooks are loaned on to a device for 24 hours at a time. After 24 hours the ebook will automatically become locked.

There is no limit to the number of times users may download an eBook however you must repeat the download process again in order to re-access the ebook.

Any highlights/notes/annotations made to the downloaded copy during loan periods are lost once each 24 hour loan period expires.


Clicking on the title of a Dawsonera ebook in Library Search or from the link in the Catalogue record takes you to the ebook details page on the Dawsonera site.

Once the required ebook has been located on the Dawsonera site, tap the Download icon beneath the ebook description.

Dawsonera download icon

Select Download from the dialogue box.

Download dialog box

You will see the dialogue box Your download will begin shortly.

Wait for download to start automatically.

! You may need to wait up to 10 seconds for the download to begin.

Download link screenshot

Android download notification

Once the download has completed swipe down the notification bar from the top left of the screen and tap the downloaded ebook.

Android download list

Select Adobe Reader from the list of apps, to open the ebook.

Android "Complete action" app list

The Adobe Reader app will start. Select Open from the dialogue box.

Adobe Reader privacy warning

The ebook will open in the Adobe Reader and is now available for 24 hours.

Opened eBook

To re-access the ebook at any point during this period open the Adobe Reader app, select Documents from the menu on the left hand side, and tap the ebook to reopen.

Adobe Reader file list