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About Adobe Digital PDFs and ePUBs


E-books (Adobe Digital PDFs and ePUBs) from the University of Notre Dame Press
Select titles are available in electronic format from our website. Download digital pdfs directly to your computer or handheld device with Adobe Digital Editions software, a free download from Adobe available for PC and Mac, as well as for e-book devices such as the Barnes & Noble Nook, the Kobo eReader, the Sony E-reader, and other devices. Third-party apps are available for reading Adobe Digital Editions on Apple devices; we recommend the Bluefire reader for the iPad. (Please note that some devices, including Amazon’s Kindle, are locked to their own stores and will not be able to load digital pdfs purchased from our site at this time.)

E-book Options and Prices
After you place the book in the University of Notre Dame Press shopping cart, you will need to choose one of the e-book options:

  • Adobe PDF E-books at list price
  • Adobe PDF E-books 30 Day for $7.00
  • ePUBs at list price

Please note that these options are available for many, but not all, of our e-books.
Adobe PDF E-books replicate the pages of the print book.
The ePUB version reflows to fit the screen of your device.
We sell e-books (if available) simultaneously with their print editions through our website’s shopping cart.
After choosing a licensing option and purchasing your e-book, you will receive an order confirmation and a link to download your e-book, as well as a link to Adobe’s Digital Editions software.

Registration for Adobe Digital Editions
The Adobe Digital Editions software includes single-user digital rights management that requires the user to create an Adobe ID before accessing the content. Downloaded e-books from the University of Notre Dame Press can only be accessed by a single user ID, however up to six unique devices may be registered per ID, so you can backup, copy, or transfer digital content between devices. After the Adobe Digital Editions software has been installed and you have registered a valid ID with Adobe software, the content will remain accessible for the duration of your ownership period, even offline.
For further information on using Adobe’s digital Editions software, please consult the Adobe’s Digital Editions FAQ .

What Can I do with my E-Book?
You can read and annotate the contents of the E-book on six unique devices via a single ID.
You can print up to 50 pages of the book. (If you want to read from a printed page, we suggest that you buy the print edition rather than the e-book.) We cannot guarantee that your printer will print from the e-book file.
You can copy and paste text from the e-book document one page at a time.
The perpetual license gives you ownership of the e-book with these features indefinitely. The 30-day license allows the same options but only for the time period chosen.

Problems Downloading a Digital Product
If you have problems downloading a digital product, email

Print-Disability Policy

The University of Notre Dame Press will assist disability service offices at institutions of higher learning with access to our books for students who have disabilities that prevent them from using books in printed form. A large number of our books are available for sale in various electronic formats through our website. If an electronic version of a book is not found on our website that a student must read for a course, we will make every effort to provide that electronic file. To make a request, please e-mail us at or fax your request to (574) 631-8148.

E-books for Individuals

The University of Notre Dame Press has hundreds of e-book titles available in the most popular formats, including Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple iBooks. Most forthcoming books will be published simultaneously in print and e-book editions. To purchase University of Notre Dame Press e-books, please visit these sites:

E-book Access via Libraries

Digital editions of books are available to libraries and their patrons through a variety of wholesalers and distributors. Libraries can purchase individual titles or subscribe to digital content packages from the vendors listed below. For additional information check with your institution’s library or contact these vendors directly:

Our complete list of e-book distribution channels.