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Gallaudet University Press Ebooks

Many of our titles are available as ebooks. Our ebooks are available from a selection of retail and library partners as well as from our website. When shopping on our site, add your book to the cart in order to see ebook availability.


Customers can download ebooks directly to their computer or other device and read them using free Digital Editions software from Adobe—available for PC, Mac, and other e-reader platforms such as Nook and Kobo. Third-party apps are available for reading Adobe Digital Editions on Apple devices, such as the Bluefire reader for the iPad.

Please note that the Amazon Kindle is a locked device and will not read ebooks purchased on our site. Many of our titles are available in the Kindle store, so if that is your preferred method of reading ebooks, please check there first.

We offer permanent ownership and the following rental options:

  • 180-day rental at half the retail price
  • 30-day rental for $5.00

Many ebooks are available in both PDF and ePub format. PDFs are a fixed format that maintain the same structure as a printed page. ePubs have a flowable format that fits each device’s screen and are preferred for accessibility purposes.

After choosing an option and successfully completing the purchase of an ebook through our shopping cart, you will receive an order confirmation and a link to download your ebook, as well as a link to Adobe’s Digital Editions software. 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 ebooks 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 when offline.

EPubs come with the option for online reading using an interface called Biblioviewer.

Please see the chart below to better understand our ebook options:


Gallaudet University Press ebooks are available from the following partners:

Apple iBooks
Barnes & Noble Nook


Our ebooks are available to public and academic libraries via these platforms:

Gardners UK
UPCC/Project Muse

If your library does not carry an ebook that you’re looking for, please suggest that they purchase a copy.