Once you have downloaded the free Adobe Digital Editions software, follow these steps to download an ebook to your computer:
For a visual tutorial on downloading ebooks through EBSCO, check out the video at the bottom of the page.
To download an ebook to your tablet device, once you have identified an ebook of interest, follow these 5 easy steps:
The Bluefire Reader app will manage the loan period. Once the loan has expired you will not be able to open the file.
Please Note: Only the ebrary and EBSCO ebook databases are compatible with both Adobe Digital Editions and the Bluefire reader app. So ebooks downloaded from these two databases will need both software for you to be able to read the ebook on your desktop or tablet.
In order to download ebooks to your desktop for offline reading, you need to first download the free Adobe Digital Editions software. Click on the link below to download the software. On your first time using Adobe Digital Editions to read an ebook offline, you will be prompted to authorize your computer. You can authorize your computer with or without a Vendor ID. The default Vendor ID type is an Adobe ID, which you will need to have only if you want to read your ebook on multiple devices (other computers, tablets, phones, etc.)
Bluefire Reader is a free reading app.
Use it to:
Download ebooks directly to Bluefire Reader. Sign in with an Adobe ID to access Adobe DRM-protected ebooks.
If you are using a Kindle/Nook and you want to install the EBSCO ebook app, you will not be able to do so via the Google Play store. Follow these instructions in order to install the app on your Kindle/Nook:
From the home screen of your Kindle Fire or Nook device, go to your Settings menu.
Select Applications > Apps from Unknown Sources (allow installation of applications that are not from Appstore) and select ON.
Note: The location and description of this setting may vary by type of device.
From your Kindle or Nook device, download the APK (app installer) by tapping this link:
Once the download is complete, tap on the file and select Install.