Downloaded ebrary books can be transferred to a Kindle Fire, then read offline using Bluefire

The following applies to ebrary’s older QuickView reader and the new reader.

Transferring a downloaded ebrary book to a Kindle Fire for offline reading is possible, but requires extra steps due to Amazon’s proprietary software.

Kindle Setup (one-time event) :

  1. Install Bluefire reader on your Kindle Fire; instructions provided by Bluefire:  http://www.bluefirereader.com/blog/?p=158

Computer setup (one-time event):

  1. If you don’t already have an Adobe ID, create one:  https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/index.cfm?nf=1&loc=en_us&nl=1
    If this link does not work, go to Adobe.com, Select Sign In, and Create an Account.
  2. If you don’t already have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer, install it from:  http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html . You should be prompted to enter your Adobe ID. This is the ID from step 1. If for some reason you are not prompted, you can still Authorize Adobe Digital Editions with your account later.

Download ebook to your computer, then transfer it to your Kindle Fire:

  1. From your computer, download the ebrary book you wish to view on yourKindle Fire. You should see a .acsm file being downloaded in your browser window.
  2. On your computer, open Adobe Digital Editions.
  3. Attach your Kindle Fire to your computer via USB cable. Your Kindle should say “You can now transfer files from your computer to Kindle.” If it does not, unplug and plug back in. (Note: not all USB cables are created equal, so if your Operating System does not recognize the device, try a different cable).
  4. After a few moments you will see a KINDLE device in the bottom left pane of the ADE window.
  5. When prompted, authorize your Kindle
  6. Drag and drop your book from Adobe Digital Editions Library to your Kindle.
  7. Unplug your Kindle.
  8. Open the Bluefire app on your Kindle: you will see the downloaded book(s) listed.