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Step by step instructions to download an ebrary book to your Kindle Fire for offline reading.
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

1. Getting started Print Page

Connecting to the Stetson Network

You must be connected to Stetson's Wi-Fi Network in order to acess an e-book from the Library's ebrary collection. To connect your Kindle Fire to Stetson's Wi-Fi Network, tap the settings icon, open Wi-Fi and select Stetson University .

You will also need a USB cable to connect your Kindle Fire to your laptop (or to connect to one of the library computers)


    Step 1: Create your ebrary account

    Using your laptop or a library computer, go to the ebrary database.

    From the library's homepage, click on "Databases by Title" and select ebrary Book Collection from the alphabetic list of databases located in the center pane of the page.

    To create your personal ebrary account follow the instructions below and remember to make a note of your ebrary Username and Password!


    Step 2: Setting up your Kindle Fire

    While the Bluefire Reader runs on most Android devices, it’s not available in the Kindle Fire App Store. (Amazon blocks most third-party ebook apps.)

    To download and install Bluefire Reader on your Kindle Fire follow these steps:

    Tap the settings icon on your Kindle Fire and find the "Allow installation of Applications From Unknown Sources" feature and turn this feature to "On."This will enable you to install the Bluefire Reader. 

    Install Bluefire reader according to the Bluefire instructions here. 


    Step 3: Downloading and transferring

    ebrary books cannot be downloaded directly to a Kindle Fire due to Amazon's proprietary software.

    However, it is possible to transfer a downloaded book from your laptop or library computer to the Kindle Fire. The process requires a few extra steps and a USB cable.

    Laptop setup (this is a one time process)

    If you don't already have an Adobe ID you'll need to create one. Make a note of the Adobe ID (username and password) that you create. You will need to use your Adobe ID later in this process.

    Go to Select "Sign in" and "Create an Account"

    Install Adobe Digital Editions on your laptop. 

    When prompted enter your Adobe ID

    Downloading and Transferring

    Using your laptop (or library computer) log into your ebrary account and select the ebook you want to download.

    Follow the Select - Install - Download prompts

    You will see a .acsm file being downloaded in your browser window

    Open the file with Adobe Digital Editions

    Attach your Kindle Fire to your laptop (or library computer) using a USB cable

    Your Kindle Fire will say "You can now transfer files from your computer to Kindle."

    Wait a few minutes until you see a Kindle icon in the lower left pane of the Adobe Digital Editions screen

    When prompted enter your Adobe ID to authorize your Kindle Fire

    Drag and drop the ebook's thumbnail into the Kindle icon

    Unplug the Kindle Fire

    Open the Bluefire reader app on your Kindle Fire to see the downloaded ebook.

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