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eBooks from the EBSCO Academic Collection: Viewing, Downloading, & Transferring to Mobile Devices: View eBooks on Mobile Devices

Read eBooks on a Mobile Device with App

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EBSCO eBooks can be downloaded to your mobile device and read with the free Adobe Digital Editions app.

You will need the following:

  • Digital Editions App (Installed on your Apple or Android device)
  • An Adobe ID

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 Adobe Digital Editions App

Download the Adobe Digital Editions App from your device's app store:

Please note: The Overdrive app is recommended for Kindle Fire tablet and Chromebook users. Adobe Digital Editions is not supported by Chromebook OS.

Authorize Digital Editions App with your Adobe ID

Before you download an eBook to Adobe Digital Editions, you must authorize the app with your Adobe ID. Create an Adobe ID at the following link: .

Please note: You will only need to authorize the Adobe Digital Editions 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 Adobe Digital Edition app from your device's applications menu.

  2. Tap the Settings menu icon in the upper-left and tap Settings.

  3. Tap Authorize and enter your Adobe ID and password in the fields provided.

    Note: Leave the default eBook Vendor selected as Adobe ID.

  4. Tap Authorize.

Video Tutorials

This tutorial demonstrates how to download EBSCO eBooks to your mobile device and read them using the free Bluefire Reader app.

This tutorial demonstrates the download functionality for EBSCO eBooks as well as how to use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer them to a compatible eReader device.

eBook Requirements

Adobe ID

In order to use the eBooks app, you will need to authenticate it with your Adobe ID. An Adobe ID is a free user account that enables EBSCO to lend library books to you and enforce the proper checkout period.

If you don’t have an Adobe ID, you can get one at the Adobe Website.


EBSCO eBooks Quick Start Guide