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Download to Your Device: EBSCOhost iPhone and Android App

For more details click here: Downloading an eBook on a Mobile Device

eBooks can be downloaded to your mobile device and read with the free Bluefire Reader app.

You will need the following:

  • Bluefire Reader App -iPhone and Android apps- (Installed on your Apple, Android or Kindle Fire device)
  • An Adobe ID
  • Safari Web Browser (Apple device users)

Note for Apple Device Users:  Pop-ups must be allowed in the settings for the Safari web browser as the downloaded eBook file opens in a new tab before opening in the Bluefire app.

Install Bluefire Reader App

You may download the Bluefire Reader App from your device's app store:

Create an Adobe ID

If you have previously created an Adobe ID to download and read EBSCO eBooks with Adobe Digital Editions on your desktop computer, you already have an Adobe ID you can use to authorize the Bluefire app.

Note: You must authorize the Bluefire app with your Adobe ID.

Authorize Bluefire App with your Adobe ID

Before you download an eBook to Bluefire, you must authorize the app with your Adobe ID.

Please note: You will only need to authorize the BlueFire app with your Adobe ID once. After this has been done, you will only need to tap Download any time you wish to download and read an eBook on your device.

To Authorize the App:

  1. Open the Bluefire app from your device's applications menu.

  2. Enter your Adobe ID and password in the fields provided.

  3. Tap Authorize.

    Bluefire Authorize screen

Your device is now authorized to read EBSCO eBooks.

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