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Downloading Ebooks: Downloading to Mobile Devices

A quick guide to downloading EBSCO 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 Park's eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) website to search for ebooks. Off-campus users will first be prompted to login using their Park ID 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

Do I need to checkout an ebook to read it?

Downloading or checkout of an EBSCO ebook is only necessary to read the ebook offline, i.e. without an Internet connection.

EBSCO ebooks may be checked out for offline viewing for 7-14 days depending on the licensing terms for that title. EBSCO ebooks cannot be "renewed," but they can be downloaded again if licenses are open.

What ebooks are available through Park?

Park University provides access to over 140,000 ebook titles from various suppliers, mostly from EBSCO. These titles may be searched in Pirate Search along with journal and news articles, or by searching the library's catalog.

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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