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How can I checkout and download an EBSCO eBook to a Kindle Fire?

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015  |  30 Views

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eBooks can be downloaded and read using a Kindle Fire with the free Bluefire Reader app.

You will need the following:

  • Bluefire Reader App (Installed on your Kindle Fire)
  • An Adobe Digital Editions ID

Please note: You will only need to install BlueFire and create an Adobe Digital Editions ID once. After this has been done, you will only need to tap Download any time you wish to download and read an eBook on your device.

Install Bluefire Reader App

Using the Kindle Fire’s web browser go to the following URL and follow the steps to download and install the BlueFire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire.

Note: You will need to enable your device to allow installation of third party apps from the Settings menu before downloading and installing the Bluefire app.

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 Kindle Fire's 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. Use your Kindle Fire's web browser to 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.

    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 Kindle.


  • After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file is still be on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Bluefire and selecting to remove it from your library.

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