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ebooks: Downloading to a Mobile Device

From the EBSCOhost eBook Platform

1. If you don't have one yet, sign up for an Adobe ID

2. Click "Download (Offline)"

3. Click "Create a New Account" to create an EBSCO username and password. 

4. Once you're logged into your EBSCO account, download the Bluefire Reader to your device if you haven't already done so. Then, Select the number of days you would like to check out the book and click "Checkout & Download"

6. Click "Open in "Bluefire" 

7. Log in with your Adobe ID and password and read your book!

From the ProQuest ebrary Platform

1. Get an Adobe ID

2. Click "Full Download"


4. Create an ebrary account

5. Click  again

6. Select your device

NOTE: If you're using an iOS or Android device, you'll need to download Bluefire Reader to that device. If you don't already have it installed, Click "Get Bluefire Reader" to download the app to your device.

8. Open Bluefire and log in using your Adobe ID and password.

9. Once you've logged in, go back to the browser window and click "Download Your Book." The book will then open in Bluefire Reader!






To Transfer an eBook from your Laptop or Personal Computer to your Mobile Device

1. Open Adobe Digital Editions to your laptop or PC

2. Plug your device into your laptop or PC

3. Adobe Digital Editions will show your eReader under "Bookshelves" on the left.

4. Click on the title of the ebook you downloaded, and drag and drop it into the eReader icon. Check your device to make sure the book transferred.

Checkout Periods

Some ebooks have limited user access and may only be available to one user at a time. Check individual ebook record for availability information.

EBSCOhost eBooks

  • Entire book check out period between 1-7 days
  • Portions of ebooks can be downloaded as a PDF - number of pages varies by publisher, do not expire, can be printed

ebrary eBooks

  • multi-user books expire after 14 days
  • single-user books expire after 7 days
  • limit of 10 ebooks checked out at a time​
  • Portions of ebooks can be downloaded as a PDF - limited to 60 pages per day, do not expire, and can be printed

Returning an eBook

Some ebooks can only be checked out to one person at a time. If you are no longer using your ebook and would like to return it, log into Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader, right click on the book and select "Return Borrowed Item."