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Downloading Ebooks: Downloading to Mobile Devices

A quick guide to downloading EBSCO and Ebrary e-books to desktops, laptops, or mobile devices.

Download EBSCO ebooks to mobile devices

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1. Download the Bluefire app for Android, Apple iOS or Kindle Fire devices.

2. Use an Adobe ID to authorize the Bluefire app. If you don't already have one, you can create an Adobe ID within the app.

Bluefire login screen

3. Using a web browser, open UNK's Ebooks on EBSCOhost website to search for ebooks. Off-campus users will first be prompted to login using an EASI username and password.

EBSCO search screen
4. Tap "Download" for the ebook you wish to read offline. EBSCO download button
5. Login with your EBSCOhost account to checkout the ebook. If needed, you can create a new EBSCOhost account within the app. EBSCO login form

6. Click "Checkout & Download" to complete the download process into Bluefire.

EBSCO checkout button

Download Ebrary ebooks to mobile devices

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1. Download the Bluefire app for Android, Apple iOS or Kindle Fire devices.

2. Use an Adobe ID to authorize the Bluefire app. If you don't already have one, you can create an Adobe ID within the app.

Bluefire login screen

3. Using a web browser, open UNK's Ebrary website to search for ebooks. Off-campus users will first be prompted to login using an EASI username and password.

Ebrary search screen
4. Click the title link for the ebook you wish to download. Ebrary results screen
5. On the next screen (title details), tap the "Full Download" button. Ebrary download button
6. Login with your Ebrary account to download the ebook. If needed, you can create a new Ebrary account from the login screen. Ebrary login screen
7. Tap "Full Download" once again; then select your device type. Choose device type

8. Acknowledge that Bluefire is installed (click the "Done with this step" link).

 

 

Confirm Bluefire installed

9. Click "Download Your Book" to complete the download process into Bluefire.

Ebrary download completion

What ebooks are available at UNK?

EBSCO and Ebrary are the two largest ebook collections available through UNK. A complete list of E-Book Collections is available within the library's "Articles & Databases" portal.

Many ebook titles are also searchable from LOPERSearch and the Enhanced Catalog.

Do I need to checkout an ebook to read it?

Downloading or checkout of an ebook is only necessary to do one or both of the following:

  1. Read the ebook offline, i.e. without an Internet connection
     
  2. Ensure that you have access to 1-user ebooks from EBSCO or Ebrary anytime during the checkout period.  See a title's detailed record to view usage limits.

Ebooks may be checked out for offline viewing for 7-14 days depending on the licensing terms for that title.

Ebooks cannot be "renewed," but they can be downloaded again if licenses are open.

Are ebooks accessible with screen readers?

Adobe Digital Editions is designed to work with assistive technologies on Mac and Windows. You must separately install/enable these applications. Installation instructions can be found on the respective web sites (JAWSNVDA, or Window-Eyes on Windows and VoiceOver on Mac).

Free NaturalReader may also be used for reading ebooks (as image captures) and other electronic documents.

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