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E-books: Downloading Ebrary Titles

PC & Mac Requirements

You will need the following to download titles to your PC or Mac:

1. Internet connection

2. Adobe Digital Editions (see supported devices to check for compatibility)

3. Adobe Account

4. Ebrary Account

Detailed instructions are available here from Ebrary. Please contact a reference librarian for additional assistance.

Kindle Fire

You will need the following to download titles to your Kindle Fire:

1. Internet connection

2. Ebrary account

3. Adobe account

4. Adobe Digital Editions on your PC/Mac (see supported devices to check for compatibility)

5. Aldiko e-reader app

Detailed instructions are available here from Ebrary.

Nook

Ebrary is compatible with any version of the Nook. You must first download the title to your computer and then transfer it to your Nook. Review these instructions for assistance authorizing your Adobe account on your Nook and transferring titles to your Nook.

Please note that not all titles are available for download. However, in some cases you are permitted to save PDFs of chapters or sections and transfer those to your Nook.

Mobile Devices - In General

Depending on your device, you may be able to download Ebrary titles directly to phone or tablet if they are compatible with Adobe's e-book software and have an available e-reader application. A list of compatible devices is available from Adobe

However, with certain devices, you must download the e-book to your computer first and then transfer it to your mobile device using a USB cable. Before doing this, you will need to authorize your device with your Adobe account. Instructions for transferring a downloaded e-book to a device are available here, for both iOS and Android devices.

Android Mobile Devices

To access Ebrary titles on your Android mobile device, you will need the following:

1. Internet connection

2. Ebrary account

3. Adobe account

4. A reading app: Ebrary App, Bluefire, or Aldiko

5. Android 2.1 or higher

6. A supported operating system:

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

For detailed instructions, see Mobile App: Sign In and Mobile App: How to sign out of app and back in (Android device).

Apple Mobile Devices

To access Ebrary titles on your Apple mobile device you will need the following:

1. Internet connection

2. Ebrary account

3. Adobe account

4. A reading app, e.g., Ebrary App or Bluefire

5. iOS 4.3 or higher

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

For detailed instructions, see Mobile App: Sign In and using an iPad to download a document as an e-book (via browser, not ebrary’s app).

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