How can I download EBSCO eBooks to an Android device and read them using the Bluefire Reader app?

eBooks can be downloaded and read using an Android device with the Bluefire Reader app available for free from Google Play.

Note: Your device must be running Android 2.1 or higher.

You will need the following software:


Install Bluefire Reader App

Install the Bluefire Reader app onto your device. Bluefire is available for free from Google Play at the following link:

Bluefire Reader via Google Play


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 devices applications menu.

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

  3. Tap Authorize.

Your device is now authorized to read EBSCO eBooks.


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. 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.

    Note: The Chrome web browser is recommended for searching and downloading eBooks on Android devices.

    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.


ID: 5738
Topic: Interface Features, Database Products and Content
Services: EBSCO eBooks
Updated: April 2014

  • Currently 0.00/5

Was this information helpful?
Please enable cookies and restart browser to vote.

Find tutorials, FAQs, help sheets, user guides, and more at

« Back

Knowlede Base Training Support News Customer Success Contact