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Downloading Ebooks: Downloading to Apple Device

EBSCO Instructions for IPad/IPhone

Download Requirements for E-books to Apple Device: These actions must be completed BEFORE downloading books to your Apple device.

1. Install Chrome Web Browser to Apple Device

2. Create an Adobe ID

Create an Adobe Digital Editions ID at the following link:

Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher  id required. To update follow this link: 

3. Install Bluefire Reader App

Install the Bluefire Reader app onto your device. Bluefire is available for free from iTunes.

After Bluefire Reader is installed, it will ask you to authorize the account. Enter your Adobe ID (username and password).

Follow Steps 1 - 7 for Downloading Books to Computer

Step 1    Follow this link to the JSCC Library homepage -

Step 2    Look under the section for resources and click on "Find E-books Only."

Step 3    Click on the link "EBSCO E-Books" (bold, green text).

Step 4   Downloading book requires you to create a free account, so click on the "Sign In" link at the top of the page (right side).  You will be redirected to the login page. Click on “Create a New Account."

Step 5   Once you have created an account, click "Continue" and you will be directed back to the EBSCO eBooks homepage to begin searching for books.

Step 6   On the left side of the screen there is a link to download book offline -  “Download this ebook (Offline)." Click on the link. 

Step 7    A pop up screen will appear. Select the number of days (up to 7) that you want to have access to the book. Then, click "Checkout & Download."

Step 8   Open Bluefire Reader on your Apple device. Bluefire should automatically prompt you to read books that have been downloaded to your library through Adobe.


Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher (To access this version of adobe go to and search for digital editions in the search box at the top right of the screen.)