Download eBooks to a Smart Phone or Tablet (Apple iPod
or iPad or Android)
You will need the following:
- An Adobe ID username and password
- Bluefire reader App (free) on your device
- EBSCOHost account for the eBook Collection database
Getting Started is as easy as 1 2 3:
- Adobe ID: To create an Adobe ID, go to
and then tap/click on "Sign in." Then click on "Get an Adobe ID." Follow
the directions given.
- Bluefire App: To download the Bluefire reader, go to
http://www.bluefirereader.com and click/tap on
"iOS and Android Apps." Scroll down nad click on the "Download Now!"
link for either iOS or Android. After downloading Bluefire, you must authorize it with your Adobe ID before you can download and read eBooks to your device.
- EBSCOHost Account: To create an EBSCOHost account, go to the EBSCO eBook Collection database. If you are off-campus you will need to log in with your portal username/password.
Once in the database, click on "Sign in" then "create a new account." Enter the
information and click on "Save Changes."
Downloading an eBook
To download an eBook:
- Go to the EBSCO eBook Collection database.
Note: If you are off-campus, you will need to login with your portal password and ID.
- Search for a book, then tap the eBook's image in the result list.
- This should take you to the "detailed record."
- Tap the "Download This eBook (Offline)" link for the eBook you would like to download.
- If you haven't already logged into EBSCO, you will be prompted to do so.
- Tap the Checkout & Download button.
- Most eBooks have a one week checkout. For others, you have an option of one
or two weeks.
Note: Some titles may offer the option to download in PDF or ePub format. ePub format allows you to adjust the text size using the
settings of your reader app.
- The eBook is added to the My Checkouts area of your My EBSCOhost folder
and begins to download to your device.
- Bluefire should automatically open and prompt you to view your library or
begin reading the eBook. Note: if you haven't already authorized Bluefire
with your Adobe ID, you will be prompted to do so and then the book will
Have a Nook or other eReader? Go to
Kindle or Kindle Fire? Right now eBooks cannot be downloaded to Kindles, but hopefully
this will change. If you have a Kindle Fire, go to
http://www.bluefirereader.com/blog/?p=158 for instructions on how to download the Bluefire reader. Just be aware that Amazon
does not assume responsibility to any damage to your Kindle caused by third