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Multidisciplinary collection of e-books. E-books can be found in MetCat Finna or you can browse Ebook Central.

Using Ebook Central


For Metropolia students and staff.


Vary from title to title: some e-books are limited to 1-3 users while others have no restrictions on the number of concurrent users. Use may be prevented if an e-book is already on loan or if the user has simultaneously 10 e-books downloaded on their account.

Most e-book functionalities e.g. adding notes and highlight passages requires that you are logged in with your Metropolia username.  

Remote use

With Metropolia username and password.​​


You can read an e-book directly in a browser with Ebook Central Reader by clicking Read Online.


Most e-books (PDF or  EPUB) can be downloaded onto your computer or mobile device. Required reader: Adobe Digital Editions

The possibility to download varies per title, not all books can be downloaded. These books can be read online.

For downloading an e-book you should be logged in to Ebook Central with your Metropolia username.

When downloading for the first time

  • Choose device type you are using for download (computer, mobile device)
  • Download Adobe Digital Editions
  • If you have already downloaded Adobe Digital Editions, click "Done with this step" , choose download period and "Download Your Book" (you will get an file with .acsm ending)

Ebook Central guide: more instructions for downloading.


Printing and copying for personal use is permitted. Printing and copying varies from title to title, check what is allowed by clicking the book title in Ebook Central.

Chapter download also available: instructions for chapter download

Download e-books

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions e-book reader
2. Authorize Adobe Digital Editions:

  • With Adobe ID
    • This will enable you to read e-books on multiple devices
    • Required with mobile apps
    • Create an Adobe ID. The email address you enter will be your Adobe ID.
  • On an computer you can also authorize the reader without an Adobe ID:
    • Choose: "I want to authorize my computer without an ID.”

More information on Adobe Digital Editions.

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