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ebooks@ORU: How to Download ebooks to Mobile Devices

Overview of the ebooks available in the ORU Library along with tips on how to access, search, navigate, annotate, and download them

Ebook Central App

Ebook Central icon

ProQuest recommends the Bluefire Reader app for reading Ebook Centralbooks on a handheld device. See information for the Bluefire Reader app to the right.

Bluefire Reader App

opens new windowBlueFire Reader icon

Bluefire Reader is the preferred app for downloading and reading Ebook Central ebooks on iPads and other mobile devices. It also works for EBSCO eBooks.


ebook formats that may be read in Bluefire Reader

  • ePUB
  • PDF
  • Ebook Central
  • PDFs of chapters or other sections/page ranges of ebooks
  • PDFs of eReference articles(e.g.,Gale eBooks)


install Bluefire Reader on your mobile device

  • Both Ebook Central and EBSCO eBooks may be downloaded to Bluefire Reader.
  • Follow the steps in the "Initial Setup" box under the "Getting Started Downloading ebooks" tab, including obtaining an Adobe ID and setting up a personal account in both Ebook Central and EBSCOhost.
  • Go to the App Store on your iPad and download Bluefire Reader.
  • Authorize the app with your Adobe ID.


Download ebooks to Bluefire Reader

  • Go to either the Ebook Central or opens new windoweBook Collection (EBSCOhost) via the library opens new window Database List using the Safari browser on your iPad or iPhone.
  • Insert your ORU Network username and password when prompted.
  • Select an Ebook Central or EBSCOhost ebook to download.
  • Click the Download button in Ebook Central or "Download This Book (Offline)" in EBSCOhost.
  • Select "Download the entire document for xx days in Adobe Digital Editions format."
  • Tap "OK", then tap "Open in..." and then "Open in Bluefire Reader."
  • Begin reading.
  • At any time you can go to the library icon on the Bluefire Reader app to read a downloaded ebook, delete it from your mobile device, or return it.
  • You can download up to 10 ebooks on the Bluefire Reader app at any one time.


EBSCO eBook App

EBSCO eBook app icon

Although a new EBSCO eBook app is now available, the ORU librarians recommend the BlueFire Reader app for downloading EBSCO eBooks. See the instructions to the left.