Find out how to access and use ebooks at William Angliss Institute Library.

Find ebooks

Ebooks are accessible by searching our library catalogue. Type in keywords and refine your results to ebooks. Ebooks are available for download unless it shows a status of “On-Demand” in which case they can be requested subject to approval.

More about ebooks


Ebooks can be read online directly from the browser or via a PDF reader. If your computer does not have a PDF reader, install Adobe Reader.

Printing and copying

Ebook content can be printed and copied. Ebook providers have set limits on the number of pages that can be printed or copied for each title. Some providers will ask you to set up an account before you can print or copy to monitor compliance.


Ebooks can only be read online on campus PCs. To download chapters of ebooks, we recommend using your personal desktops or mobile devices:

  • For desktops
    Download Adobe Digital Editions, then create an Adobe ID by following the prompts.
  • For mobile devices
    Download the Bluefire app from the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Ebooks will be automatically stored in these apps on download.

Number of users

Most ebooks can be accessed by multiple users at the same time. However, some titles are restricted to one or up to three users at a time.

Digital Rights Management (DRM)

Digital rights management is a technology tool that restricts the use of copyrighted digital materials. Some ebooks have no DRM while most have restricted access hence the limits on the number of users at a time, printing and copying.

Ebook collections at WAI Library

Bloomsbury Food Library is a collection of food studies content that includes reference works, ebooks, images, and podcasts

Ebsco Community Collection is a multidisciplinary collection that covers topics across various programs and fields of study.

Ebsco Open Access Collection is a collection that offers access to thousands of titles on various topics without DRM (digital rights management) restrictions.

Knovel Food Science covers food safety, nutrition, food ingredients, food microbiology and other related topics.

Proquest provides authoritative ebooks from the world's top publishers in the areas of hospitality, tourism, events and food science.