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EBSCO eBooks: Transfer EBSCO eBooks to a Mobile Device


Bluefire Reader brings free public-library e-books to iOS
"many libraries have started offering e-books that you can check out for a few weeks, just like the real thing. Unfortunately, despite the plethora of e-book readers in the App Store, you couldn't read these DRM-protected library titles on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Now you can. Bluefire Reader now supports not only ePub and PDF formats, but also the Adobe DRM used by most libraries." Read more.

Note: You will also need Adobe Digital Editions.

EBSCO eBooks and Your Mobile Device

You can view EBECO eBooks on your mobile device the same as articles using EBSCO's mobile app. You can checkout and download directly to your computer, but to get on your mobile device you will have to download to your computer first, then transfer to your mobile device. You'll also need a My EBSCOhost account and to set up Adobe Digital Editions.  

Compatible mobile devices include nook, Sony Digital Readers (PRS-300, 505, 600, 700 and 900), COOL-ER and many smart phones. Here is the complete list.

Transfer EBSCO eBooks to a Mobile Device

  1. Open your downloaded EBSCO eBook in Adobe Digital Editions. If you have not authorized Adobe Digital Editions with your Adobe ID on this computer, you will need to complete that step first. You will be prompted to enter your Adobe ID and Password the first time you try to open a EBSCO eBook with Digital Editions on your computer.
  2. Connect your portable device to your computer.
  3. Adobe Digital Editions automatically detects the presence of your device and offers to authorize it with your Adobe ID. Just as the Adobe Digital Editions software must be authorized with your Adobe ID, the portable device must also be authorized to be able to transfer protected content to and from the device.
  4. After authorization, the device appears as a new bookshelf in your library.
  5. Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf.

Note: Do not disconnect the device while you are in the process of transferring a title to the device.

Kindle Instructions

1. Go to Amazon's website and install the latest version of the "Send to Kindle" application, for Windows or Mac.

2. In EBSCO, while viewing the full-text eBook in your browser, click the "Print" icon. You will be presented with the option to print a PDF. (Note: EBSCO eBooks can only print 60 pages at a time, so determine which sections of the book or article are relevant before printing.) Click "Print PDF".

3. Save the PDF. The default filename is "ebscohost", so you may wish to save the file as something more descriptive, such as the author's last name, followed by the title.

4. In Windows, using Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder where you saved the previous file. Right-click on the file and choose the option "Send to Kindle".

5. You will be presented with options to rename the file, and if you have more than one Kindle, the option to select which Kindle to upload the file.

EBSCO Mobile

EBSCO mobile app

The EBSCOhost® Mobile™ application offers the same great search experience provided through EBSCOhost—right in the palm of your hand. All of the important features and functionality offered through EBSCOhost are available, making the mobile search experience smooth, reliable and convenient for users on the go.

To get started on using your mobile device to access your EBSCOhost resources, simply review this FAQ and learn about:

  • The many features of EBSCOhost Mobile
  • How to access the application
  • Which devices are supported

Once your library administrator has created a profile in EBSCOadmin™ for EBSCOhost Mobile, this new interface will be available to all users who have access to your account. If you need assistance setting up your new profile for EBSCOhost Mobile, please communicate with EBSCO's Technical Support Representatives online, via EBSCO's Support Form.

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