Using an iPad to download a document as an e-book (via browser, not ebrary’s app)

You can download an ebrary document directly from an iPad using just a browser, but you’ll need an app such as BlueFire to view the downloaded e-book, and you’ll need to have done the first two steps before downloading.

First, create an Adobe ID (this can be done from a separate computer):

  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

Second, install BlueFire on the iPad

  1. Go to the App Store on your iPad
  2. Search for “BlueFire Reader
  3. Download it to your iPad

Third, download an ebrary document via browser access to ebrary on an iPad:

  1. Go to your ebrary site
  2. Sign in to your ebrary bookshelf account  (Don’t have one?  Create one as described here http://support.ebrary.com/kb/to-create-ebrary-account/)
  3. Search for the document you want to download
  4. Click on its cover or title to open it in QuickView
  5. Click on the green “Download” button
  6. Select the option to download the entire book
  7. Follow the prompts, including signing in to your Adobe ID

Your downloaded e-book will then be available in your iPad’s BlueFire folder, ready for offline reading, annotating, etc using the BlueFire app.