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Ebooks: Downloading to a Mobile Device

Install Adobe Digital Editions

You will need to download Adobe Digital Editions to read your ebooks on your laptop or desktop. This free software is different from Adobe Reader.

You will also need to create a free Adobe ID to transfer the ebook to another device (i.e. an iPad or an Android tablet). The Adobe ID is not required to read ebooks from the online readers accessed via the ebooks platforms.

EBSCOHost collection

1. Download Adobe Digital Editions to your laptop or desktop.


2. Click Download (Offline)


3. Click Create a new account  to create a EbscoHost username and password, or enter your account credentials on Sing in to MY EBSCOHost if you already have an account and click Login



4. Select the checkout period and click Checkout & Download


5. Open your ebook with your ebook reader (Bluefire Reader is recommended)



ProQuest collection

1. Download Adobe Digital Editions to your laptop or desktop.


2. Click Full Download



3. Click Continue to sign in



4. Authenticate yourself with your JCU credentials

For information about the authentication process see Access to Electronic Resources.


5. Clic Full Download again


6.1 Select Android (Phone, Tablet) and click Continue


6.2 Select iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPhone) and click Continue



7. Click Done with this step


8. Download your book


9. The ebook will be automatically open in your ereader app.