Subjects: General Guides
Tags: ebooks

How to Download EBSCO eBooks to Mobile Devices Using the EBSCO eBooks app

  • Download the EBSCO eBooks app from Google Play or iTunes
  • Authorize your device with your Adobe ID
  • Find Shepherd University library and sign in (if off-campus) to access the collection
  • Search and browse to find the titles you're interested in
  • Download an EBSCO eBook by clicking on the "Download" link on the search result page or from within the detailed record, you will need to login your EBSCO's account to check out eBooks.
  • Select your preferred checkout period and click "Checkout & Download"
  • The title automatically opens in the EBSCO eBooks app
  • Begin reading the title in the app, bookmark your place for later, and return it to the library's collection when finished

Useful Links

eBooks can be downloaded on your portable devices like iPad/iPhone, Android Tablet or Kindle Fire for offline reading.You must have an Adobe ID and install Bluefire Reader app on your device. You need authorize the Bluefire app with your Adobe ID. Please follow the links below for how to register an Adobe ID and how to download Bluefire Reader apps. NOTE: You'll need an Ebscohost account to download eBooks.

For Kindle Fire Users

NOTE: Ebsco eBooks will not work on Amazon Kindles.

You must have already downloaded Adobe Digital Editions on your PC or MAC to use Bluefire on your Kindle Fire.

  1. Use the Kindle Fire web browser to visit this webpage http://www.bluefirereader.com/files/BluefireReader.apk

  2. Download the Bluefire App.

  3. Authorize the Bluefire Reading App with your Adobe ID. If you have not created a free Adobe ID, go here - https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/

  4. Log in to your EBSCO eBook account and locate an eBook you would like to download to the device.

  5. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download. If you do not see this option, the book is not available for download, and must be read online.

  6. You may be prompted to select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu, or just click the Checkout & Download button.

  7. The eBook will be added to the Checkouts area of the folder.

  8. When prompted, tap to open the eBook with the Bluefire app.

  9. The Bluefire app opens and begins downloading the book.

  10. After the eBook is finished downloading, select Read Now or Read Later to open your eBook and begin reading.

For iOS Users

Note: Your device must be running iOS 3.2 or higher.

You will need the following:

  • Bluefire Reading App (Installed on your device)
  • An Adobe Digital Editions ID

Install Bluefire Reading App

Install the Bluefire Reader Version 1.2 onto your device. Bluefire is available for free from iTunes at the following link:

Bluefire Reader via iTunes

Create an Adobe ID

Create an Adobe Digital Editions ID at the following link:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/index.cfm?nf=1&nl=1&loc=en_us

Note: Before downloading an eBook, you must authorize the Bluefire app with your Adobe ID.

Checkout and Download an eBook

Next, use the Safari browser on your device to access eBooks on EBSCOhost and locate an eBook you would like to download to the device.

To download an eBook:

  1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

    If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you will be prompted to do so.

  2. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.

    The eBook will be added to the Checkouts area of the folder.

  3. When prompted, tap to open the eBook with the Bluefire app.

    The Bluefire app opens and begins downloading the book.

  4. After the eBook is finished downloading, select Read Later or Read Now to open your eBook and begin reading.

Source: http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=5748

For Android Users

1. On your Android device, go to Google Play Store, search and download Bluefire Reader app.

2. Authorize the Bluefire Reader with your Adobe ID.

3. Go to Ebsco eBooks Collect, login to your Ebsco account and find the eBook you want to download.

4. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download. If you do not see this option, the book is not available for download, and must be read online.

5. You may be prompted to select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu, or just click the Checkout & Download button.

6. The eBook will be added to the Checkouts area of the folder.When prompted, tap to open the eBook with the Bluefire app.

7. The Bluefire app opens and begins downloading the book.

7. After the eBook is finished downloading, select Read Now or Read Later to open your eBook and begin reading.