Students using mobile devicesAccess to the mobile version of an e-journal or its app is usually controlled by the Library’s subscription. Almost all journals will allow you to download PDFs to your device. 


All e-book platforms have been tested on the iPad and iPhone.

  • All e-books can be viewed online. You may download 10% or the equivalent number of chapters from most e-books.
  • Most publishers will allow you to download their books chapter by chapter.
  • All the above downloads can be sent to “iBooks”.


BibliU app for reading books offline 


dawsonera and ProQuest Ebook Central

To download e-books from dawsonera or ProQuest Ebook Central, you need to set up a special e-book reader. Please follow the instructions below:

  • Register for an Adobe ID or use an existing Adobe ID
  • Download the Bluefire Reader app from the Apple App Store and authorise with your Adobe ID
  • Download and install the Adobe Reader app from the Apple App Store or use an existing version of Adobe Reader on the device

See Downloading eBooks onto an Apple iOS device - dawsonera user guide for further information.

Thieme MEDONE EDUCATION (formerly Thieme E-Book Library)

To download e-books from Thieme MedOne Education:

  • register via this link with your Imperial email address whilst on the College network
  • next download the MedOneapp
  • log in to the app with the username and password supplied during registration to gain access