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EBSCO Ebooks

A guide to using and downloading ebooks from the EBSCO eBook Collection.

Bluefire Reader for iOS & Android

Bluefire Reader is a free ebook reader app available for Apple (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Android devices. This app allows you to view Adobe DRM-protected ebooks in PDF and EPUB formats.

For further information and to download the apps, see the Bluefire Reader User Guide.

 

Aldiko Reader for Android

Aldiko Reader is a free ebook reader app available for Android devices. This app allows you to view Adobe DRM-protected ebooks in PDF and EPUB formats.

For further information and to download the app, see the Aldiko site.

EBSCO Ebooks & Mobile Devices

Most smart phones and tablets are automatically directed to the mobile version of EBSCO, optimizing ebook viewing on these mobile devices. In addition, EBSCO offers apps for Apple iOS and Android devices.

You can also check out and download ebooks directly to your computer using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), and then transfer them to your mobile device for offline reading.

See the list of mobile devices that work with ADE.

Transfer EBSCO Ebooks to a Mobile Device

1. Open your downloaded EBSCO eBook in Adobe Digital Editions.  You will be prompted to enter your Adobe ID and password the first time you try to open an EBSCO eBook with Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.

2. Connect your mobile device to your computer.

3. Adobe Digital Editions will automatically detect the presence of your device and will offer to authorize it with your Adobe ID. The mobile device must also be authorized to be able to transfer protected content to and from the device.

4. After authorization, the device appears as a new bookshelf in your library.

5. Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf.

6. Apple iOS and Android devices require additional software, such as Bluefire Reader or Aldiko Reader, to work with Adobe Digital Editions.

See the Adobe Digital Editions site for further assistance.

 

EBSCO Apps

Have an Apple iOS or Android device?  

See the EBSCO Mobile Access site for information on downloading apps for these devices.