Mobile App: Sign In

INITIAL SETUP VIA YOUR COMPUTER’S BROWSER:

1. Go to your ebrary site and sign in to your personal ebrary account

2. Create an Adobe account if you don’t already have one:

  • You’ll only need an Adobe account if you plan to access full-document downloaded ebrary titles via the mobile app
  • If you’ve done full-document downloads on ebrary, you already have one
  • To create an Adobe account:

1) Go to https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership
2) Click “Create an account
3) Fill in at least the starred fields…
4) Click “OK

3. Optional: link your ebrary account to your email address and a passcode you create (a one-time setup)

  • The only reason to do this is if your ebrary site uses a custom login such as Shibboleth, Athens, proxy sign in to your ebrary account, ebrary-hosted remote access, etc.
  • From your computer’s browser, go to your ebrary site
  • Sign in to your personal ebrary account  (Dont have one?  create one, see http://support.ebrary.com/kb/to-create-ebrary-account)
  • Click “My Settings” link at top-right of ebrary screen
  • Under “Connect your mobile devices to your ebrary account“, click “Mobile Setup
  • Enter your email address, and re-enter it for verification.  Click “Save
    • Note:  Currently the EMAIL ADDRESS CASE SENSITIVE for the MobileApp login!  And… iPads tend to automatically capitalize the first letter of the email address!
  • ebrary will send an email to this address immediately (but it may take your mail server a few minutes to receive it)
  • From your computer, open your email from a new tab in the SAME browser with your open ebrary session if possible.
  • From your email, open the message from ebrary.
  • In the email message, click “Set Passcode
  • ebrary will now attempt to take you back to your ebrary site to complete the process.
    • If you get an “Unauthorized access” error, your ebrary site does not use a custom login, and we recommend you simply use your personal ebrary account username and password to sign in to your mobile device – you do not need to set up a passcode.
  • As prompted, enter a passcode of your choosing, and re-enter it for verification.  Click “Ok
    • Must be at least 4 characters long (alpha and/or numeric)
  • If successful, a message will be displayed: “You can use this email ID and passcode pair with your ebrary mobile application”
  • You can then go to your device and sign in on the ebrary app using the “email/passcode” button and your email and passcode credentials

4. Or optional:  link your ebrary account to your Facebook account (a one-time setup)

  • Again, the only reason to do this is if your ebrary site uses a custom login such as Shibboleth, Athens, proxy sign in to your ebrary account, ebrary-hosted remote access, etc.
  • From your computer’s browser, go to your ebrary site
  • Sign in to your personal ebrary account  (Dont have one?  create one, see http://support.ebrary.com/kb/to-create-ebrary-account)
  • Click “My Settings” link at top-right of ebrary screen
  • Under “Link your account to Facebook“, click “Log In
  • On Facebook login page, enter your Facebook credentials, click “Log In
    (Don’t have a Facebook account? Click “Sign up for Facebook” at lower left)
  • You can then go to your device and sign in on the ebrary app using the “Sign in with Facebook” button and your Facebook credentials
  • Important note: The Facebook Sign-in feature does not access or post anything on Facebook accounts, it just takes advantage of user’s Facebook authentication.

ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE (phone, tablet) running iOS (4.3 or higher) or Android (2.1 or higher):

  • Initially you’ll need to install ebrary app using “App Store” or “Google Play” icon
    Note, to access the Apple App Store, you’ll need an Apple account; to create one without a credit card see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534
  • Once you’ve installed the ebrary app, tap to open it
  • Sign in using one of the following 3 authentication options:

1) Enter your personal ebrary account username and password

- This option only works if your ebrary site does NOT use a custom login.  Examples of a custom login are: signing in with just a barcode (e.g. student ID) or signing in via your institution’s proxy server, Athens, Shibboleth, etc.

- If signing in with your personal ebrary account username and password doesn’t work on the app, you’ll need to use one of the following login options instead.

2) Or, enter your email address and pass code

-Initial set up from a browser required, see above

3) Or, enter your Facebook username and password

- Initial set up from a browser required, see above

 

  • Once signed in, you should see a ‘successful authentication’ message
  • If it’s your first time signing in to the app, you will be prompted for your Adobe account info

There are two known issues with the ebrary mobile app, please see:
http://support.ebrary.com/kb/app-issues

Mobile App: Device Requirements

ebrary’s mobile app requires internet connection.

The mobile app runs on Apple iOS as well as Android devices.

iOS devices must run iOS version 4.3 or higher:

  • iPhone® 3GS, iPhone® 4, iPhone® 4S, iPhone® 5
  • iPod Touch®
  • iPad® 1 or 2 or 3

Android devices running one of the below operating systems:

  • Éclair (version 2.1)
  • Froyo (version 2.2)
  • Gingerbread (version 2.3.x)
  • Honeycomb (version 3.x)
  • Ice Cream Sandwhich (version 4.0.4)
  • Jelly Bean (version 4.1.1 and 4.2.1)

An Adobe ID – what it’s needed for and how to get one

You need an Adobe ID to:

  • Download complete ebrary documents as e-books
  • Access an ebrary document you downloaded as an e-book (either via a browser or the Mobile App)

To create an Adobe account:

  1. Go to https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership
  2. Click “Create an account
  3. Fill in at least the starred fields…
  4. Click “OK

 

Mobile app offers streamlined interface and access

ebrary’s mobile app is available for use on iOS and Android devices.
Use the mobile app’s streamlined interface to:
  • Sign in to your ebrary site, and while connected:
    • Search for and read books on your ebrary site
    • Download books from your ebrary site directly to your device
      (only books that are downloadable on your ebrary site)
    • Currently the app does NOT offer access to your bookshelf items (such as links and annotations)
  • Use the app even when you’re not connected:
    • Read previously downloaded ebrary books that are on your device
    • Read non-ebrary PDF documents that are on your device
You can also access your ebrary site from a device using a browser, but the interface won’t be as streamlined as with the app.

Using the mobile app to download, view, and return a downloaded book

To download an ebrary book to your device using the mobile app

  1. Open the ebrary app and Sign In
  2. Search for the book you want to download and open it to view it
  3. On iOS
    1. Tap to bring up the controls
    2. You should see a “Download” button (NOT the “Downloads” icon at the bottom left)
    3. Click the “Download” button
  4. On Android
    1. Tap the very bottom of your device, just to the left of the physical button at the bottom center (this is the area where the stacked-horizontal-lines “menu” button will appear when you tap it)
    2. Select “Download” from the list that pops up
  5. The book will be downloaded to your device for off-line viewing.

To read a book you downloaded via the mobile app:

  1. Open the ebrary app (you don’t need to sign in since you’ll be offline viewing)
  2. Click on the “Downloads” icon at the bottom left to view your list of downloaded books
  3. Click to open the book you want to read

To return an ebrary book that you downloaded via the mobile app:

  1. Open the ebrary app and Sign In
  2. Click on the “Downloads” icon at the bottom left to view your list of downloaded books
  3. Click to open and view the book you want to return
  4. Tap to bring up the controls
  5. Where you had previously seen a “Download” button (NOT the “Downloads” icon at the bottom left), it should now say “Return Download”
  6. Click the “Return Download” button and the book will be returned