Read, borrow and download e-books

Ebook Central (formerly EBL) is an e-book platform with a selection of approximately 100 000 titles in the humanities and social sciences, but there are also e-books available in other subjects, for example technology and engineering.

There will be a trial period with demand driven acquisition during the autumn. This means that a title will be acquired after three loans. You may also leave purchase requests as usual.

Ebook central

>> Ebook Central - Search e-books


Read Online

> Search the Ebook Central

> Log in with your Konstfack user account (Log in through your Library).

> You may browse an e-book for five minutes, then you have to decide whether to borrow the e-book or not. You can read it online or download it. Some titles are available immediately, for access to other titles you may have to send a loan request to the library.

> You may also copy 5 % or print 20% of an e- book.


Borrow and download an e-book to your computer:

The first time you download an e-book you have to create an Adobe user ID.  Adobe Digital Editions is required for reading e-books from EBL on a computer.

  1. To get an Adobe ID, please register at: www.adobe.com/se/membership

  2. Install Adobe Digital Editions via the EBL catalogue and log in with your Adobe ID.

  3. Search an e-book in the Ebook Central

  4. Choose loan lenght (1, 7, 14 or 28 days).

  5. Download the e-book and read it in Adobe Digital Editions.

Borrow and download e-books to your mobile phone or tablet computer

  1. Create an Adobe user ID.

  2. Get an app, for example  Bluefire Reader, or any e-book reader compatible with Adobe Digital Editions.

  3. Start the app and log in via your Adobe user ID.

  4. Search an e-book in the Ebook Central

  5. Download the e-book. Choose format: epub or pdf. 

Updated: 17 October 2014