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Library Resources: Working with eBooks

Downloading eBooks to a Computer or eReader

Downloading E-books to a Computer or E-reader

Note: In order to read eBooks on your computer when you are offline (or to transfer them to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible eBook Reader device) you must download them. You will need Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher installed on your computer to be able to open and read eBooks or to transfer them.

Adobe Digital Editions is a free download available at

Downloading Ebsco eBooks 

This video explains how to download Ebsco eBooks to a computer or an eReader.

Download Ebsco eBooks to Mobile Devices

In order to download an eBook to a mobile device (tablet, smartphone, Kindle) you will need to establish 3 things:

1. An Ebsco account (see the link or handout for instructions)

2. An Adobe ID (see the link or handout for instructions)

3. The Bluefire Reader app on your device (see the links for your device)

Download the Bluefire Reader App from your device's app store:

Then please visit this Ebsco page or watch the video for detailed instructions for downloading eBooks to your device: