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How to Download Ebooks from SVA Library: On an E-Reader Tablet

Instructions on how to access ebooks from our databases, including on a desktop or laptop computer, on a mobile device, and on an e-reader tablet.

Instructions

Create an Adobe ID

Download and install the Bluefire Reader to your Kindle Fire.

Before you download, you will need to enable "allow installation of applications that are not from Appstore" on your Kindle Fire. Where you find this on your Kindle varies by device. See instructions from Bluefire.

Once you've downloaded, select Open.

Select Install and authenticate with your Adobe ID.

You may need to download your book to a computer with Adobe Digital Editions before you can open it in Bluefire Reader.

Download Adobe Digital Editions for your computer.

Follow our instructions for downloading ebooks to your computer.

Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer via USB. Your Kindle will appear in Adobe Digital Editions. Drag ebooks into your device in the Adobe Digital Editions interface.

These are general instructions for most other commericially available e-readers. Note that your e-reader must support the EPUB file format to download EBSCO ebooks.

Create an Adobe ID

Download Adobe Digital Editions for your computer.

Follow our instructions for downloading ebooks to your computer.

Connect your e-reader to your computer via USB. Your device will appear in Adobe Digital Editions. Drag ebooks into your device in the Adobe Digital Editions interface.

Ebook Databases

*Note that most ACLS Humanities ebooks cannot be downloaded and must be read in the database interface with an Internet connection.