eBooks

This guide helps you locate and access eBooks at Dupré Library and in other online libraries.

Download & Read eBooks Instructions

The easiest way to download an eBook from the Library to your tablet or mobile device is through the Bluefire Reader app (or any other app supported by Adobe Digital Editions) available free for both Apple and Android devices.

As of May 2018, EBSCO has retired their EBSCO eBooks mobile app.

** Please note: The following instructions on how to install the free Bluefire Reader app on your mobile device to download and read eBooks is taken from EBSCO Help.


Install Bluefire Reader App

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. 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.

  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.
  4. Your device is now authorized to read EBSCO eBooks.

Checkout and Download an eBook on an Apple Device

Locate an eBook you wish to download to your device and use the following steps to download it.

  1. Use the Safari browser to search your institution's eBook Collection on EBSCOhost.
    Note: 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.
  2. Tap the Download link for the eBook you would like to download. If you are not logged into your personal My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so. (Watch this video to learn how to create a free account)
  3. Select a Download duration from the drop-down menu.
  4. If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format, indicate that you have Bluefire Reader or an equivalent app installed and tap the Download button. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.
  5. Once the eBook downloads, tap Open in Bluefire Reader to open the file. From there you can view your library or begin reading the eBook. You may now begin reading the eBook on your device.

Note: After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file will still be on your device but cannot be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Bluefire and selecting to remove it from your library.


Checkout and Download an eBook on an Android Device

Locate an eBook you wish to download to your device and use the following steps to download it.

  1. Use your device's web browser to search your institution's eBook Collection on EBSCOhost.
  2. Tap the Download link for the eBook you would like to download. If you are not logged into your personal My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so. (Watch this video to learn how to create a free account)
  3. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu.
  4. If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format and tap the Checkout & Download button. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.
  5. After the download has finished, tap the downloaded eBook file from the pull-down menu at the top of your device's screen or from the Downloads area.
  6. Once the downloaded eBook opens in Bluefire, tap to view your library or begin reading the eBook.

Note: After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file will still be on your device but cannot be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Bluefire and selecting to remove it from your library.

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