Answered By: Vicky Dobson
Last Updated: 21 Jul 2017

You may be able to have an eBook read aloud using Adobe Reader XI (freely available and installed on all Library PCs), Texthelp Read&Write software (installed on all Library PCs), ClaroRead (installed on all Library PCs), or other software.

Your options for having an eBook read aloud to you will depend on the collection it is from, and whether you are reading it online or if you have downloaded it to your computer.

Please see the instructions below. The name of the collection the eBook is from should be displayed at the top of the page when you first access it.

 

Collection: The Academic Library

Read online:

ClaroRead: Please see these instructions to have the eBook read aloud to you: How can I have online text read out loud to me using ClaroRead software?


Download: 

It is not possible to download eBooks from The Academic Library.

 

 

 

Collection: ACLS Humanities

Read online:

ClaroRead: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by switching to Text view (top left hand corner), and then following these instructions: How can I have online text read out loud to me using ClaroRead software? 

Texthelp Read&Write: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by switching to Text view (top left hand corner), and then following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

Or, if you are accessing the eBook in image format, you can have it read aloud by following these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?


Download: 

Unfortunately eBooks downloaded from ACLS Humanities can’t be read aloud using Adobe Reader XI or ClaroRead. However you can have them read aloud with Texthelp Read&Write by following these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

 

 

 

Collection: Berg Fashion Library

Read online:

Texthelp Read&Write: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroRead: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read out loud to me using ClaroRead software?


Download: 

It is not possible to download eBooks from Berg Fashion Library.

 

 

 

Collection: CAB eBooks

Read online:

CAB eBooks are available in downloadable PDF format only.

 

Download: 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI?

TextHelp Read&Write: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Texthelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroRead: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer and open it from there. Then please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

 

 

 

Collection: Cambridge Core

Read online:

Some Cambridge Core eBooks are available to read online, depending on the title. For those that are: 

Texthelp Read&Write: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software? Unfortunately this may not work in Google Chrome. Please try using Internet Explorer instead.

‚ÄčOr, if you are accessing the eBook in image format, you can have it read aloud by following these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?


Download: 

Adobe Reader XI: If you download an individual chapter, the PDF file will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI? Unfortunately you may find that for some titles, the reading speed is slow and there are long gaps between the words.

TextHelp Read&Write:  The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Texthelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

 

 

 

 

Collection: Dawsonera 

eBooks are available in two different formats, depending on the title of the eBook: PDF (option to read online or download) and EPUB3 (option to read online or download). You can filter by the different formats using the menu on the left hand side.

Reading online - online PDF and online EPUB:

Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

PDF download (opened in Adobe Reader XI): 

If you are using Google Chrome, when you download the eBook you need to right click on the PDF and click on Show in folder. This should take you to the downloads folder where the PDF should be and from there you should be able to open it in Adobe Reader XI. 

Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI?

EPUB download (opened in Adobe Digital Editions): Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?  

 

 

 

Collection: Drama Online

Read online:

Texthelp Read&Write: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroreadYou can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read out loud to me using Claroread software?


Download: 

It is not possible to download eBooks from Drama Online.

 

 

 

Collection: Emerald Insight

Reading online:

Please follow these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

PDF download (opened in Adobe Reader XI): The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI? Unfortunately you may find that for some eBook titles, the reading speed is slow and there are pauses between each word.
 
PDF download (opened using Texthelp Read&Write PDF reader): The download will open in your web browser. Use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with TextHelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?
 

EPUB download (opened in Adobe Digital Editions): Please follow these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software? If they do not work, you can try these instructions instead: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?  

 

 

 

Collection: ICE Virtual Library

Read online:

You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

Download: 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI?

 

 

 

Collection: IEEE Xplore Digital Library

IEEE Xplore Digital Library eBooks are available in downloadable PDF format. Some titles are also available to read online.

Read online:

You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software? If they do not work, you can try these instructions instead: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?  


Download: 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI? Unfortunately you may find that with some titles, the reading speed is slow and there are pauses between the words.

Texthelp Read&Write: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Texthelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroReadThe download will open in your web browser. Depending on the browser you are using, you may be able to follow these instructions to have it read online: How can I have online text read out loud to me using ClaroRead software? If that does not work, open the eBook in your browser and use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer and open it from there. Then please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

 

 

 

Collection: IET Digital Library

Read online:

IET Digital Library eBooks are download only.


Download: 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI? 

Texthelp Read&Write: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Texthelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

 

 

 

Collection: Morgan & Claypool

Read online:

Morgan & Claypool eBooks are download only.


Download: 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI? Unfortunately you may find that some titles cannot be read aloud using Adobe Reader XI, as the error message 'Warning - empty page' is received.

Texthelp Read&Write: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Texthelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

 

 

 

Collection: MyiLibrary ebooks

Read online: 

Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?. 


Download: 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI? 

Texthelp Read&Write: You can download a range of pages and have these read aloud to you using TextHelp Read&Write. The download will open in your web browser. Use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with TextHelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroRead: You can download a range of pages and have these read aloud to you using ClaroRead. The download will open in your web browser. Use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer and open it from there. Then please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

 

 

 

Collection: Oxford Reference

Read online:

Texthelp Read&Write: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using TextHelp Read&Write software?

ClaroRead: Depending on the web browser you are using, you can have the eBook read aloud to you. Please see these instructions: How can I have online text read out loud to me using ClaroRead software?


Download: 

It is not possible to download eBooks from Oxford University Press.

 

 

 

Collection: Oxford Scholarship Online

Read online:

Texthelp Read&Write: Depending on the web browser you are using, you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using TextHelp Read&Write software? If these do not work, try these instructions instead:  How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroRead: Depending on the web browser you are using, you can have the eBook read aloud to you. Please see these instructions: How can I have online text read out loud to me using ClaroRead software?


Download: 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI? 

Texthelp Read&Write: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with TextHelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroReadThe download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer and open it from there. Then please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

 

 

 

Collection: Project Muse

Read online:

Project Muse eBooks are download only.


Download: 

Texthelp Read&Write: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Texthelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroReadThe download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer and open it from there. Then please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

 

 

 

Collection: Safari Books Online

Read online:

Texthelp Read&Write: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroRead: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read out loud to me using ClaroRead software?


Download: 

It is not possible to download eBooks from Safari Books Online.

 

 

 

Collection: SAGE

Read online:

Texthelp Read&Write: You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

Download: 

Texthelp Read&Write: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Texthelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

 

 

 


Collection: ScienceDirect

Read online:

You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

 

Download: 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI?

TextHelp Read&Write: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Texthelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroRead: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer and open it from there. Then please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

 

 

 

Collection: SpringerLink

SpringerLink eBooks are available in PDF format. Some titles have the option to read individual chapters as HTML by clicking View Chapter. Some titles are also available in EPUB format.

Read online:

Texthelp Read&Write:  You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions:   How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

 

Download: 

PDF (opened in TextHelp Read&Write): The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Texthelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using TextHelp Read&Write software?

PDF (using ClaroRead): The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer and open it from there. Then please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

EPUB (opened in Adobe Digital Editions): You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions:   How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

 

 

 

Collection: Sustainable Organization Library (SOL)

Read online:

SOL eBooks are download only.


Download: 

Texthelp Read&Write: The download will open in a window in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with TextHelp Read&Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

ClaroRead: The download will open in a window in your web browser. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader XI settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader XI. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI? 

 

 

 

Collection: Very Short Introductions

Read online:

You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

 

Download: 

It is not possible to download Very Short Introductions eBooks.

 

 

 

Collection: VLeBooks

Read online:

Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?


Download (Adobe Digital Editions required):

Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?