Answered By: Susan Smith
Last Updated: 03 Sep 2018

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:

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

It is not possible to have The Academic Library eBooks read aloud with the Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome. 

ClaroRead: 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 The Academic Library.

Collection: ACLS Humanities

You can choose whether you want to view ACLS Humanities eBooks as an image, text, or PDF (option to download the current chapter as PDF). 

Read online:

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?

It is not possible to have online ACLS Humanities eBooks read aloud with the Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome. 

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? 

Download: 

Unfortunately eBooks downloaded from ACLS Humanities can’t be read aloud using Adobe Reader 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?

It is not possible to have downloaded ACLS Humanities eBooks read aloud with the Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome. 

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?

It is not possible to have Berg Fashion Library eBooks read aloud with the Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome. 

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 download only - you can either download an individual chapter or the whole eBook.

Download: 

Adobe Reader: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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?

Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome: You first need to install the Texthelp PDF Reader app for Google Chrome. Then choose the option to download the eBook as PDF, and the PDF file should open within the Google Chrome web browser. Click on Open with Texthelp PDF Reader at the top of the page, and then use the Play button (►) on the toolbar at the top of the page to have the eBook read aloud.

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

Collection: Cambridge Core

Read online:

For some Cambridge Core eBooks, you can read individual chapters online, depending on the book title. For those that are available in online format: 

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? 

It is not possible to have Cambridge Core eBooks read aloud with the Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome. 

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: 

Adobe Reader XI: If you download the book as PDF, the PDF file will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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?

Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

ClaroRead: The download will open in your web browser. Then please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using ClaroRead 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). The majority of Dawsonera eBooks are PDFs. 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?

It is not possible to have Dawsonera online eBooks read aloud with the Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome, or with ClaroRead. 

PDF/EPUB download - these download as a .ACSM file and must be opened in either Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader.
 
PDF download in Adobe Digital Editions: Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read & Write software?  
 
PDF download in Bluefire Reader: Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read & Write software?  
 
EPUB download in Adobe Digital Editions: Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?  

EPUB download in Bluefire Reader: 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?

It is not possible to have Drama Online eBooks read aloud with the Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome. 

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 Drama Online.

Collection: Ebook Central (from Proquest)

If you decide to read the eBook online, it will be displayed in online PDF format. If you decide to download the entire eBook, you can choose whether to download it as EPUB or PDF. These book downloads will be in .acsm file format. If you decide to download an individual chapter from the eBook, this will download as a PDF (.pdf) file, and will have more accessibility options available to you than if you downloaded the entire book.

 

If ‘Accessibility Mode’ is activated, eBooks are also available to read online in HTML format. If you would like ‘Accessibility Mode’ to be activated for your Ebook Central account, please email library@leedsbeckett.ac.uk to request this. The following information applies to the Ebook Central platform without ‘Accessibility Mode’ activated.

 

Read online - PDF

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

Full book download - PDF (opened in Adobe Digital Editions)

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

Full book download - PDF (opened in Bluefire Reader)

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

Full book download - EPUB (opened in Adobe Digital Editions)

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

Full book download - EPUB (opened in Bluefire Reader)

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


Individual chapter download - PDF (opened in Adobe Reader)

Adobe Reader: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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 PDF Reader: 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?

Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

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

Collection: Emerald Insight

Emerald Insight eBooks offer the option to download individual chapters in PDF format. For some eBooks you can also download individual chapters in EPUB (.epub) format, or read them online as HTML, depending on the title of the book.

Reading online:

Texthelp Read & Write: Please follow 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?

PDF download (opened in Adobe Reader XI): The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. If you see a message at the top of the page which reads: "This file claims compliance with the PDF/A standard and has been opened read-only to prevent modification.", click the Enable Editing button next to the message.
 
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?
 

PDF download (opened using Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension): The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

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

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

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

Collection: ICE Virtual 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: 

Adobe Reader: Depending on the title of the eBook, you may be able to have it read aloud using Adobe Reader. The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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 for some eBook titles, Adobe Reader will not detect the eBook text.

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?

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

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:

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? 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?  

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: 

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?

Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

ClaroRead: The 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: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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?

Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

ClaroRead: The 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: Jstor

Read online (online PDF):

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

Download (.PDF file):

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?

Opened using Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

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 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. 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, 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?

Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

ClaroRead: The 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: MyiLibrary ebooks

Read online: 

Texthelp Read & Write: Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable 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 (you can download a range of pages): 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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?

Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

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. 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: 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: 

Click on View PDF to download the eBook.

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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?

Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

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. 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: 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?

Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

ClaroRead: The 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?

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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: 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?

It is not possible to have Safari Books Online eBooks read aloud with the Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome. 

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?

It is not possible to have SAGE online eBooks read aloud with the Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome. 

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: 

Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome:

You first need to install the Texthelp PDF Reader plugin for Google Chrome. Then choose the option to download the eBook as PDF, and the PDF file should open within the Google Chrome web browser. Click on Open with Texthelp PDF Reader at the top of the page, and then use the Play button (►) on the toolbar at the top of the page to have the eBook read aloud.

Texthelp Read & Write PDF Reader: 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. 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: 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?

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: 

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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?

Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

ClaroRead: The 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: SpringerLink

SpringerLink eBooks are available in downloadable PDF format. Some titles have the option to read individual chapters as HTML by clicking the chapter title. Some titles are also available in EPUB (.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?

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: 

PDF (opened with Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome): 

You first need to install the Texthelp PDF Reader plugin for Google Chrome. Then choose the option to download the eBook as PDF, and the PDF file should open within the Google Chrome web browser. Click on Open with Texthelp PDF Reader at the top of the page, and then use the Play button (►) on the toolbar at the top of the page to have the eBook read aloud.

PDF (opened in Texthelp Read & Write PDF reader): 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 (opened with Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension): The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

PDF (using ClaroRead): The 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?

Adobe Reader XI: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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 (opened in the Microsoft Edge EPUB viewer): Please see these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?

Collection: Taylor & Francis

Read online (online PDF):

Read & Write for Google Chrome plugin: You first need to install the Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome plugin. See the Library website Assistive Software page for instructions. Then click the Read & Write for Google Chrome symbol on your Google Chrome toolbar, which will launch the Read & Write for Google Chrome toolbar. Click on the Screenshot Reader symbol and draw a rectangle around the text you want to listen to - this should then be read aloud.

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

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

Download (.PDF file):

Opened in Adobe Reader: The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader 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. 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? If the Reflow setting is activated, you may receive the message “Blank”. To resolve this, make sure Reflow is switched off first.

Opened in 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?

Opened with Texthelp Read & Write for Google Chrome extension: The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using the Texthelp Read & Write extension for Google Chrome?

Collection: Very Short Introductions

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 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 (PDF saved as .ACSM file):
Opened with Adobe Digital EditionsPlease follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read & Write software?

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