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eBooks: Download to Android Devices

What is an ebook? It's a book in digital form that you read on a computer, ereader, or mobile device. This guide will help you search Cañada's ebook collections, download ebooks, and read them.

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Downloading eBooks From EBSCO Academic eBooks to Android Devices

eBooks can be downloaded and read using an Android device with the Bluefire Reader app available for free from Google Play.


1. Install Bluefire Reading App

Install the Bluefire Reader app onto your device. Bluefire is available for free from Google Play at the following link:

Bluefire Reader via Google Play


2. Create an Adobe ID

Create an Adobe Digital Editions ID at the following link:

Note: Before downloading an eBook, you must authorize the Bluefire app with your Adobe ID.


3. Authorize Bluefire App with your Adobe ID

Before you download an eBook to Bluefire, you must authorize the app with your Adobe Digital Editions ID.

To Authorize the App:

  1. Open the Bluefire app from your devices applications menu.

  2. Enter your Adobe ID and password in the fields provided.

  3. Tap Authorize.

Your device is now authorized to read EBSCO eBooks.


4. Checkout and Download an eBook from EBSCO eBooks

Next, locate an eBook you wish to download to your device and use the following steps to download it.

To download an eBook:

  1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

    If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you will be prompted to do so. Create an account if you do not have one.

  2. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button. The eBook will be added to the Checkouts area of the folder.

  3. When prompted, tap to open the eBook with the Bluefire app. The Bluefire app opens and begins downloading the book.

  4. After the eBook is finished downloading, select Read Later or Read Now to open your eBook and begin reading.