Staff and students of the Institute of Technology Carlow can make use of the online facilities provided by the library to download and read electronic books. E-books are available from IT Carlow Library are available through the Ebook Central platform, (all former Myilibrary titles are now available within Ebook Central), and some titles are available through the EBSCO e-book platform.
Former Myilibrary titles and some Ebook Central and EBSCO titles are accessible via the online library catalogue, (https://libsearch.itcarlow.ie).
A full range of Ebook Central titles can also be searched for directly from the service home page at:
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/itcarlow (login required off-campus)
It is possible to download individual chapters of Ebook Central titles as .pdf files. To download a whole book to read offline, follow the instructions below:
Before starting to make use of the download option from either service, it is necessary to complete the following steps:
Please note the minimum requirements for running ADE:
– to install:
To download and read books in Ebook Central to a PC or laptop.
NOTE: you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed and be signed in to your Ebook Central account to download.
button, or the link (this will show the maximum time the book can be downloaded for).
In Mozilla Firefox, the following prompt screen will display:
Click OK to complete the download.
In Internet Explorer the following prompt will display:
Click on Open to complete the download.
The download will automatically open Adobe Digital Editions and display the book cover once complete.
Ebook Central titles can be downloaded directly to mobile devices. To do this install the BlueFire Reader app, (available on the Google Play Store or the Apple Store), on the device. When the Bluefire app is run for the first time it will prompt for an Adobe ID to be registered – once this is done any title from the IT Carlow Ebook Central can be searched for on, and downloaded onto, the mobile device.
More information on downloading Ebook Central titles can be found here:
The main bookshelf display in ADE will indicate what books are currently downloaded:
Note that all downloaded books will indicate how many days are remaining on the download e.g.:
Once the download period has expired, the book will no longer be readable. To return a book early, left mouse click on the book and select the Return Borrowed Item option, e.g.:
To read a book, double right mouse click on the title page. This will open the book.
Ensure that the table of contents icon is selected, and then use the table of contents to navigate to the required page, e.g.:
Or use the mouse scroll wheel or right-hand screen scroll bar, to move down through the text.
Use the page size icon or Reading drop-down menu to control the display, e.g.:
Text can be highlighted using the mouse (hold down right mouse button while text is selected), then left mouse click to open a drop down menu to allow copying etc. e.g.:
If any problems are encountered with downloading books into Adobe Digital Editions, it is recommended that the ADE software is uninstalled, and that the My Digital Editions folder and subfolders, (found in the Windows My Documents folder), are deleted, and that a fresh installation of ADE is made.
Further information about ADE can be found at: http://www.adobe.com/support/digitaleditions/ and http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/faq/
Further information on downloading books provided through the EBSCO e-book service can be found at: https://help.ebsco.com/interfaces/eBooks_Audiobooks/eBooks
Please note that although IT Carlow will attempt to offer advice to resolve any issues with downloading e-books onto personal PCs or laptops or mobile devices, as there is a wide variety in configurations, this assistance can only be of a limited nature.
Further information on using e-books can be found at https://libguides.itcarlow.ie/ebooks.