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Ebooks on mobile devices

Finding ebooks on mobile devices

You find ebooks on your device in the same way you would on a laptop or PC -

Search the Manchester Met Library Catalogue or locate an ebook using Library Search and follow the link to the full online text.

You have access to all our ebooks via a desktop computer or laptop, however:

Please note that not all ebooks will work with all devices - refer to the help sections on each ebook provider's website.


Please note

You will need to first install either of these apps on your device in order to read downloaded ebooks successfully:

  • Adobe Reader (free)
  • Bluefire Reader (app. charge)

These reader apps are available to download from the iTunes App Store for Apple devices, and from the Google Play Store for Android devices.

Although most devices have a native PDF viewer built in to open normal documents, many of our Library ebooks are secured and can only be opened by specialist PDF reader apps.

Read online or download?

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There is a distinction between reading ebooks online via a device's web browser when connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or mobile connection and downloading ebooks (or sections of books).  Downloading ebooks to read using a PDF reader app, allows content to be stored on a device (for a certain period of time), and does not require an internet connection for reading once downloaded.

Please note: it is not always possible to Read Online or Download ebooks with every provider. Providers usually have more information in the help section on their website.