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EBSCO eBooks: eBooks on Mobile Devices

Information for using and downloading Castleton's collection of ebooks through EBSCO

Compatible devices

Popular devices that are compatible with EBSCO eBooks include:

  • iPad, iPhone, iPod (works with EBSCO app or third-party application Bluefire)
  • Kindle Fire (works with third-party application Bluefire)
  • Android (works with EBSCO app or third-party application Bluefire)
  • Barnes & Noble NOOK
  • Sony Readers
  • And many more…

Downloading eBooks for Apple or Android devices

EBSCO eBooks

To download ebooks to your iPad, iPod, or iPhone or Android, use Bluefire Reader

Note:  Book will become inaccessible at the end of your checkout period


EBSCO eBooks User Guide

About Bluefire Reader

Bluefire Reader is an app for reading Adobe® Content Server-protected eBooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. With Bluefire Reader you can read ePub and PDF books from retailers, publishers and libraries.

EBSCO eBooks and other mobile devices

To transfer EBSCO eBooks from your computer to a mobile device:

Download it to your computer first, then transfer to your mobile device. You'll need a My EBSCOhost account and to download Adobe Digital Editions.

Compatible mobile devices include Nook, Sony Digital Readers, and many smart phones. Here is the complete list.

Transfer EBSCO eBooks to a Mobile Device

  1. Open your downloaded EBSCO eBook in Adobe Digital Editions. If you have not authorized Adobe Digital Editions with your Adobe ID on this computer, you will need to complete that step first. You will be prompted to enter your Adobe ID and Password the first time you try to open a EBSCO eBook with Digital Editions on your computer.
  2. Connect your portable device to your computer.
  3. Adobe Digital Editions automatically detects the presence of your device and offers to authorize it with your Adobe ID. Just as the Adobe Digital Editions software must be authorized with your Adobe ID, the portable device must also be authorized to be able to transfer protected content to and from the device.
  4. After authorization, the device appears as a new bookshelf in your library.
  5. Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf.

Note: Do not disconnect the device while you are in the process of transferring a title to the device.

Note:  Book will become inaccessible at the end of your checkout period

Guide credit

This guide is based on a College of the Mainland Library (Texas City, Texas) LibGuide by Kathryn Park:

Contact Kathryn Park about reusing any content