Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Download and read our eBooks on your iPad, iPhone or Touch

Take it to the next level!

Go ahead! Whip out your iPad, or even your iPhone or Ipod Touch. Now you can read our eBooks on Apple iOS devices! All you need to do is check out an eBook with your library card, download it to a computer, and transfer it to your favorite Apple device. 

Here's how to do it: 


1.  On your computer, download Adobe Digital Editions and create an account. Authorize the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) program with your Adobe ID. ADE will authenticate your eBooks.

2.  On your Apple device, download the free BlueFire Reader app (iTunes App Store) and create an account.

3.  Launch BlueFire Reader. Tap “Info” and authorize the app with your Adobe Digital Editions ID. 

Download an eBook:

1.  On your computer, open a browser, go to the JCLC downloadable website and log in.

2.  Check out an eBook. Click Download. A dialog box will open, select “Open with Adobe Digital Editions”. This will download the .epub (the actual book) file to your computer. The eBook will appear in ADE.

3.  On your computer, locate the .epub file in the (My) Documents/My Digital Editions folder (or the equivalent on a Mac). Send yourself an email, with that .epub file as an attachment.

4.  On your Apple device, check your email.

5.  Tap on and hold the attachment’s icon until the fly-out menu appears which says “Open with BlueFire Reader”, then select it. The attachment’s icon will change to the BlueFire Reader logo.

6.  The BlueFire Reader app will now launch and you can start reading! Once the checkout period has expired the file will deactivate from your device and your computer desktop.

More apps are forthcoming, but for now we think this is the best option for users who want to read FREE eBooks on their Apple devices. Go for it!

This article was adapted from Read Library eBooks on your Apple iOS Device.

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