Download book for offline reading on iOS or Android MOBILE DEVICE

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

Use a browser on your mobile device to access your ebrary site and download a book to your device:

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

– Use the same URL as when accessing ebrary from a computer

– For authorized access to your ebrary site, you will need to either:

– Use an authenticated campus Wi-Fi

– Or, if your site uses Single Sign On (SSO), sign in as usual

– Or, if your site uses proxied links, use a proxied link

Optionally, navigate 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)

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

– Or, if you haven’t yet created one, see >more info

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

IV. Click the “Download” button

1. You will be asked what kind of device you are using

Select the appropriate mobile type

If you select “my own computer“:

– You will be shown a link to create an Adobe ID in case you want to use the downloaded book on multiple devices.

– In the final step, the downloaded file will be opened in Bluefire – you won’t be asked whether you want to just save the .acsm file instead.

If you select “public computer“:

– You won’t be shown the link to create an Abode ID

– In the final step, you will be asked whether you want to open the “.acsm” file in Bluefireor save it.
If you save the “.acsm” file without opening it, you can copy/send it to a different device/computer and open it there.

2. You will be prompted to download Bluefire

3. One final click to download the book


For non-Android, non-iOS devices (e.g., Windows phone or Surface tablet), select “Laptop/Desktop” as your device, then use an Adobe-DRM-compatible reader app available on that platform (e.g. DL Reader).

If a book cannot be downloaded, it might be that:

  • Book is provided as a loan – loaned books cannot be full downloaded
  • Publisher doesn’t allow full downloads, check:  >more info
  • It’s a limited-user book and no more downloads allowed for the book
  • User has the max 10 books downloaded.  Return books:  >more info


Important note!  Notes made in downloaded files are not retained after the download expires or is returned.

  • Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire treat each download of the same book as a brand-new download, completely separate from any previous downloads of that book.


Developer Notes:

The first time you download a book on a given device, the system will guide you through three simple steps. At each of the 3 steps the guided flow reminds you what you have done and what the remaining steps are.

For subsequent uses from the same device, only one step is needed.