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EBSCO Ebooks: Download to a mobile device

Option 1: Use a browser to find books, then download them using an ebook app

Start with this option if you want to use a different ebook app, such as Bluefire, to read your ebooks, or if you prefer using the EBSCO eBook mobile site to find books.  One benefit to this approach is that you won't need the special EBSCO eBook user name and password. 

Step 1: Get an an ebook app

Step 2: Search EBSCO eBooks

If you are accessing EBSCO eBooks from a device which is not on the State network, you will need to enter your user name and password for our proxy server.  You can request a user name and password using the link just above the text stating "Step 2."

Step 3: Choose to download your book "(Offline)" and log into your personal EBSCO account.  If you don't have an account, you will be given the option to create one.

Step 4: Once you log in with your personal account, choose to check out and download the book.  The maximum checkout period is 7 days.

Downloading on mobile device

Step 5:  Choose the app you want to use to read the book.  Here, Bluefire and EBSCO eBooks would work.  Overdrive most likely will not work.

Select an app

Option 2: Start with the EBSCO eBooks app

One benefit of using EBSCO's ebook app is that you will not need an Adobe ID.  The drawback is that you will need to take some steps when you open the app to link to our EBSCO eBook trial and prove you are authorized to participate using a special user name and password.  If you choose this option, you will need:

Step 1: Get the EBSCO eBook App

Step 2: Get the special EBSCO eBooks user name and password

Step 3: Open the app, tap "Find Books" at the bottom of the screen, and choose your library

Selecting your library

Step 4: Log in using the special EBSCO eBooks user name and password, then choose Find Books to search for a book.

Authenticate into EBSCO eBooks

Step 5: Once you've found your book and chosen to download it, enter your personal EBSCO user name and password.  This is not the same username and password listed above, but if you don't have one yet, you can create a free account using the link.  Then you can proceed with your download. The maximum checkout period is 7 days.

Log in with your personal EBSCO account