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Downloading eBooks from Ebrary to iPads and iPhones  

Instructions on how to download Ebrary books to an iPad or iPhone.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Downloading Ebrary eBooks to iPads and iPhones

To download a book for offline reading on a MOBILE DEVICE


For offline reading on mobile devices such as iPhonesiPads, and Android phones and tablets, we support the independent, highly-rated Bluefire Reader.

We recommend using a browser on your device to access your ebrary site and to download the book directly to your device:


I. On your device, use a browser to connect to Adobe and sign in with your Adobe ID or create an Adobe ID:

1. Go to

2. Sign in, or to create an Adobe ID click “Get Adobe ID

II. Install Bluefire on your device

1. On your device, click App Store (for iOS) or Play Store (for Android)

2. Search for “Bluefire Reader

3. Install it on your device

After the above has been done once on your device, START HERE:

III. Download books using your device:

1. On your device, use a browser to connect to your ebrary site

Go to your library website, look for ebrary (perhaps under “Databases”), click the link to ebrary

Note, on iOS devices, use Safari (Chrome does not work well)

2. Sign in to your personal ebrary account (if not auto-signed-in)

- Or, if you haven’t yet created one, see this how-to.

3. Search in ebrary for the document you want to download

4. Click the “Download” button

5. Select the option to download the entire book, click “OK

6a. On iOS devices:

- You’ll be given the option to “Open In:” a suggested reader

- If Bluefire isn’t the listed reader, click “” to see the list

- Select “Bluefire

6b. On Android devices:

- The downloaded ebook is put in your default download folder

- To find it, go to your apps, open “My Files” (or similar)

– If you don’t have a file navigator app, please install one

- Once you have found your downloaded ebook

– Click to select it

– In menu at top, select “Move to”, “Bluefire”, “Imports

- Go to the Bluefire app

- Use settings to ”Upload files from SD

- Your downloaded book will then be listed in Bluefire.

IV. Read downloaded books – no internet access required:

1. On your device, open the Bluefire app

2. From within Bluefire, open one of the books you’ve downloaded

3. Read and enjoy!

Note, you can also return downloaded books from within Bluefire.


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