Academic e-books

We provide a range of academic e-books provided by Dawsonera and Very Short Introduction e-books.

You need to join a library to be able to access items in these catalogues.

Dawsonera e-books

We offer hundreds of academic e-books, including study guides and past papers through our provider Dawsonera:

To read or download these e-books, you will need to sign in using your library card number (username) and the password 'Aberdeenshire1'.

Devices and software

You can read academic e-books online immediately or you can download them to read any time offline.

The books are available to read on an web browser such such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer without downloading any software. 

To download academic e-books, you will need to use Adobe digital editions or Bluefire Reader. You can find out more on Dawsonera's help page. You can also view a complete list of compatible devices for Adobe digital edition.

Borrow items

You can borrow an unlimited number of academic e-books for a period of 1 or 2 days. 

At the end of the borrowing period, the system returns your e-book automatically. You can borrow it for longer by renewing it.

Very Short Introduction e-books

We offer a selection of ten e-book titles on topics such as contemporary art, history, nutrition and politics.

You can access these e-books on your computer using a standard web browser. You can read them online but you can't download them. There is no limit on how many you can read.

To read Very Short Introduction e-books, you will need to log in using your library card number if you are accessing from home. Library numbers are not required when using the resource in our libraries.

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