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Downloading Ebooks: Downloading to Kindle

Send to Kindle

Amazon has a program called Send to Kindle. This program allows for PDF files to be sent to the Kindle.

Go to Send to Kindle and download this program.

After this program is installed go to your saved PDF file. Right click the file and select Send to Kindle and you're done.

Downloading an EBook from EBSCO to your Kindle

eBooks can be downloaded and read using a Kindle Fire with the free Bluefire Reader app.

You will need the following:

  • Bluefire Reader App (Installed on your Kindle Fire)
  • An Adobe Digital Editions ID

Please note: You will only need to install BlueFire and create an Adobe Digital Editions ID once. After this has been done, you will only need to tap Download any time you wish to download and read an eBook on your device.

Install Bluefire Reader App

Using the Kindle Fire’s web browser go to the following URL and follow the steps to download and install the BlueFire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire.

Note: You will need to enable your device to allow installation of third party apps from the Settings menu before downloading and installing the Bluefire app.

Create an Adobe ID

Create an Adobe Digital Editions ID at the following link:

Note: You must authorize the Bluefire app with your Adobe ID.


Authorize Bluefire App with your Adobe ID

Before you download an eBook to Bluefire, you must authorize the app with your Adobe Digital Editions ID.

To Authorize the App:

  1. Open the Bluefire app from your Kindle Fire's applications menu.

  2. Enter your Adobe ID and password in the fields provided.

  3. Tap Authorize.

Your device is now authorized to read eBooks from EBSCOhost.


Checkout and Download an eBook

Next, locate an eBook you wish to download to your device and use the following steps to download it.

To download an eBook:

  1. Use your Kindle Fire's web browser to run a search on EBSCOhost or EBSCOhost Mobile and tap an eBook image in the result list for the eBook you would like to download.

    The detailed record is displayed.

  2. Tap the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

    If you are not logged into your personal My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.

  3. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and tap the Checkout & Download button.

    The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.

  4. Bluefire should automatically open and prompt you to view your library or begin reading the eBook.

You may now begin reading the eBook on your Android device.

Note: After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file is still be on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Bluefire and selecting to remove it from your library.

How can I check out and download an EBSCO eBook to a Kindle Fire?

Downloading an EBook from Ebrary to your Kindle

Viewing an ebrary book on a Kindle Fire is possible although it requires some extra steps due to Amazon’s proprietary software. Please follow these instructions.

Adobe Digital Editions  is not available on mobile devices, and a third-party e-reader is required  to view ebrary ebooks.

Kindle Setup (one-time event) :

  1. Installing e-reader:
    1. You first need to “Allow installation of Applications From Unknown Sources”. Go to Settings\Device and turn this feature on.
    2. Install Aldiko reader. Access this link on your Kindle Fire (sent via email or by accessing this article from your Kindle Fire web browser):
    3. After it is downloaded, tap the notification bar at the top of your Kindle’s screen and select the file you just downloaded to install it.
    4. Verify the installation by opening up Aldiko from your Kindle Fire.

Computer setup (one-time event):

  1. Create an Adobe ID if you don’t already have one.  Go to this link from your computer
    If this link does not work, go to, Select Sign In, and Create an Account.
  2. Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer through this link You should be prompted to enter your Adobe ID. This is the account you just created. If for some reason you are not prompted, you can still Authorize Adobe Digital Editions with your account later.

Download your ebook to the Kindle Fire:

  1. From your computer, download the ebrary book you wish to view on your Kindle Fire. You should see a .acsm file being downloaded in your browser window. If not, verify it is a title that can be downloaded at:
  2. Open Adobe Digital Editions on your computer to actually download the book(s).
  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. Give it a minute or so and you will see a KINDLE device in the bottom left pane of the ADE interface.
  5. You will be asked to authorize your Kindle. Please do so or else the books will not open.
  6. Drag and drop your book from Adobe Digital Editions Library to your Kindle.
  7. Unplug your Kindle.
  8. Open the Aldiko app on your Kindle: you will see the downloaded book(s) listed.

Problems with Ebrary and Nook

If you’re having trouble authorizing your NOOK device with ADE, read on:

1. Plug the device in to the computer via USB.

2. Open Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).

  • You should be prompted immediately to Authorize the Device with your Adobe ID.
  • If you are not prompted, but see the “MyNOOK” device in the left side under “Bookshelves” , use the following keyboard commands to deauthorize it:

CTRL + SHIFT + E (Windows)

CMD + SHIFT + E (Mac)

  • Select the device you wish to deauthorize and then click OK.

3. Unplug your NOOK and then plug it back it in. The Device Setup Assistant should start up again and give you the option to Authorize your Device.

After you authorize it, you should be able to drag and drop books from your ADE library to the Nook.