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EBSCOhost eBooks: Transferring to iPads

This guide provides information on reading, downloading, and transferring EBSCOhost eBooks to mobile devices and eReaders.

Bluefire Reader Tip

On the library view screen, tap the edit or arrow buttons for additional item options.

Transferring EBSCOhost eBooks to iPads

While reading EBSCOhost eBooks on the iPad works the same as on a computer, the process of downloading works differently.

To start, you will need to do the following:

  • Sign up for an EBSCOhost account

  • Download Bluefire Reader from the App Store

  • Create an Adobe Account


1. Open the Safari browser and go to

2. In the upper right of the screen, select Search the Library. The library catalog appears.

3. Select Databases A-Z, and then ebook Collection (EBSCO) from the list.

4. Connect to Database.

5. Find a book, then select Download (Offline). You will be prompted to sign in.

6. Choose a checkout period, then select Checkout & Download.  

7. A new screen appears. Select Open in "Bluefire Reader" to complete the download.