Finding ebooks

  1. Navigate to the library home page so that the Search tab area is visible.Catalogue tab
  2. Select Ebooks from the All Collections drop down menu.
    Sample of the ebook search
  3. Enter a search term in the search box e.g. 'accounting' and click on the Go button.
  4. Find the title you want and click on View Online
  5. Click on the link to the eBook. In the following example, you would click on the link "Emerald Books Business, Management and Economics".
    Finding ebooks - View online
  6. You can read some titles online. Others can be downloaded to your PC, laptop, ipad or iphone to read offline.
  7. If you are using the library computers, you can only read the ebook online.

Download to read offline

Most eBooks can be downloaded to your computer. When you find the words 'EBL ebook library' in the Library Search, you will need to follow the steps below in order to download the eBook to read offline on your device.

  • Create an Adobe ID account.
  • Get the free Adobe Digital Editions software installed on your PC/laptop or get the free Bluefire Reader app on your ipad/iphone.
  • When you have navigated to the full text website of the eBook you wish to view, click on Download to be able to read it offline on your device. 

  • Ebook options
  • You will need to:
    • Specify the number of days you would like to have access to this ebook and choose the format of the document (if these options appear).
      Ebook download options
    • Click on the Download button to start the download. Ebook download button


 For a comprehensive guide to ebooks, see the Ebooks at La Trobe Subject Guide.