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e-books @ MSU: Downloading to Kindle readers and Kindle Fire

This guide is designed to give users information about accessing and downloading e-books provided by the University Libraries.

Downloading to Device

Once an an eBook has been downloaded to a computer for reading in “Offline” mode via Adobe Digital Editions, it can be transferred to a portable eReader device provided the following criteria are met:

  1. The user's portable eReader must supports EBSCO eBooks.  A list of supported devices is available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/devices 

  2. The user has a valid Adobe ID. This may be created for free at: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/index.cfm?nf=1&nl=1&loc=en_us 

Using the Kindle Fire’s web browser go to this site: http://tinyurl.com/kindlebluefire and follow the instructions on the blog posting to download the BlueFire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire.

Downloading e-books from the Library Catalog to Adobe Digital Editions

1.) Connect the USB cable from Kindle to the computer. When prompted for a device driver for the Kindle, click cancel. The Kindle screen should read "You can now transfer files from your computer to Kindle."

2.) On your computer, copy the e-book PDF (Kindle's will only work with PDFs) file from your computer, located under "My Documents/My Digital Editions.



3.) Paste the copied book to your Kindle here: E:\Bluefire\imports (where E is the drive letter assigned to your Kindle).



4.) Once the file is copied, push the "Disconnect" button on your Kindle and unplug the USB cable from the Kindle and the computer.

5.) Open the Bluefire Reader app and click Info at the bottom right side of the screen, then scroll down to the Import from SD card section and select Import.

6.) The Bluefire Reader app will verify your e-book loan and the book should then appear in your Bluefire Reader library.