The library provides access to various e-book services for students and staff of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
Some e-book services require you to register and create a separate user account for using all functionalities of their e-book platform (printing, downloading, making reservations etc.).
Instructions for different e-book services can be found in this guide.
If you have any questions concerning e-books contact the library: email@example.com
You can find most of the e-books in MetCat which includes over 100 000 e-books and open access publications.
Search results in MetCat include access links to e-books and other e-resources.
1. Install Adobe Digital Editions e-book reader
2. Authorize Adobe Digital Editions:
More information online.
On some e-book platforms the Adobe Acrobat Reader is all you need to read e-books in PDF format.
Many e-book platforms use Adobe Digital Editions e-book reader, which can be used to read various e-book formats (PDF, EPUB).
E-resources are available within Metropolia network and also remotely. Remote access is available for Metropolia students and staff by using Metropolia username and password.
Adobe Acrobat Reader: Application for reading PDF files.
Adobe Digital Editions: Adobe e-book reader for reading and downloading DRM-protected e-books
Adobe ID: Free Adobe account, needed when downloading most e-books. Authorize your Adobe Digital Editions with Adobe ID. Limitation of one Adobe ID per user (e-mail). Maximum of six apps/devices can be authorized with one Adobe ID.
DRM: Digital Rights Management: technology used to control access to digital data. It limits what a user can do with the content.
EPUB: Open-source e-book file format. Allows fixed layout and optimized text. Read more on Wikipedia.
PDF: Adobe's Portable Document Format for documents. Although it is not an actual e-book format (does not allow text optimization), many e-books are still published as pdf files.
Suggest acquisition of an e-book via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Availability of e-books via library:
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