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E-books and Accessible Format Books: Finding and Using E-books at QMU

A short guide to understanding e-books and other accessible format books

E-book readers

Depending on what platform QMU e-books are available from, you may require a PDF Reader, however many times, a browser is sufficient. To download books for offline access, you will need Adobe Digital Editions a free program (different than Adobe Reader). If using a mobile device, the Adobe Digital Editions App is also free to download. 


Accessible format book readers

RNIB Bookshare: Academic Books in Accessible Formats

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) provides accessible format academic books through its RNIB Bookshare Education Collection to all print disabled students. 

Accessible formats include: Daisy audio (with or without images), MP3, Braille (BRF), Epub, PDF and Word (Docx).

The registration process is managed through QMU however, please note that this is not a QMU service therefore technical assistance with book titles can only be requested from the RNIB website. To find out more and register with this service, please follow this link.

For the books provided by the RNIB, which come in various formats, please follow this link to find out your book reader options.

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