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Proquest eBook Central Support: Full Download to App

Download eBooks to the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) App

To download eBooks for offline reading you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions to the devices that you want to use for downloading eBooks. The ADE is available as a desktop and mobile app.

Please note that some books are not available for full download.

If you have not already downloaded the app, you will be prompted to get the app when downloading an eBook.

A free Adobe ID is also required to authorise the ADE applications.

​Submit a request at Adobe Digital Editions Learn & Support if you are having any problems with the app.

Create Your Free Adobe ID and Authorise Your ADE App

What is an Adobe ID?

An Adobe ID is an account created through the website. The Adobe ID is your email address and a password that you create. This is the ID you will need if you are using Adobe products such as Acrobat and Adobe Digital Editions.

If you already have an ID you do not need to create another one.

How to authorise the ADE app with the Adobe ID?

In the ADE app click the menu icon undefined on the top left corner of the screen. Then select Settings and click Authorize. Enter your Adobe ID and your password and click Authorize.

Settings Authorize | Authorize your device | Authorizing your device enables you to: - Easily transfer Adobe-DRM-protected items between multiple devices - Read Adobe DRM-protected items on computers or mobile devices. - Restore your content from backup whenever you need to re-install the OS. eBook Vendor: Adobe ID linked | Adobe ID field | Password field | Authorize button | Create Adobe ID link | Forgot password? link

Please note that if you have forgotten your Adobe password and you need to reset it, you will have to re-authorise your Adobe apps where required.

Full Download Procedure

Login to ProQuest eBook Central with your TAFE NSW username and password.

Search for the title that you would like to download. If the book is available for full download, the Download Book option will be activated. This will allow you to download the book for 21 days.

Click Download Book which will guide you through the download process.

1. Select the device you are using

2. You will be asked to get Adobe Digital Editions. If you already have it installed, click on Done with this step.

3. Select loan length, the maximum is 21 days. On the same screen select the download format - PDF or ePUB if available. Then click Download.

4. The ACSM file will be downloaded. Double-click on the ACSM file which will open the file in the ADE bookshelf.


Step 4 for mobile devices using Chrome

The downloaded ACSM file will appear at the bottom of your screen. Click on Open and then select the ADE icon.


Step 4 for iOS mobile devices using Safari

To access the ACSM file click on the downloads icon  then click on the ACSM file which appears below the icon. Click on the uploads icon  and then select the ADE icon.

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Library staff on campus may be able to assist with downloading eBooks, but please note we cannot troubleshoot and support all devices.