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Ebrary at UNH: iPad

How to read, annotate, and download Ebrary ebooks.

Using an iPad to download an entire document as an e-book

You can download an entire ebrary document directly from an iPad, but you’ll need to have done the first two steps before downloading from within ebrary.

First, create an Adobe ID:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Create an account
  3. Fill in at least the starred fields…
  4. Click “OK

Second, install BlueFire

  1. Go to the App Store on your iPad
  2. Search for “BlueFire Reader
  3. Download it to your iPad

Third, download the e-book from within ebrary

  1. Go to your usual ebrary site
  2. Sign in to your ebrary bookshelf account
  3. Search for the document you want to download
  4. Click on its cover or title to open it in QuickView
  5. Click on the green “Download” button
  6. Select the option to download the entire book
  7. Follow the prompts, including signing in to your Adobe ID

Your downloaded e-book will then be available in your iPad’s BlueFire folder, ready for offline reading, annotating, etc.

Transferring a downloaded e-book to an iOS device (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Once you’ve downloaded an ebrary document as an e-book via Adobe Digital Editions, you can transfer it to an iOS device using iTunes as follows:

  • Download to your iOS device a reading app (such as BlueFire) from the App Store
  • Connect your iOS device to your computer
  • Open iTunes, then:

1) Sync your iOS device
2) Click on the iPhone (or other) icon in the left pane
3) Click on the Apps tab and scroll down to select File Sharing
4) Click on Add
5) Go to your My Digital Editions folder
6) Select the downloaded e-book you’d like to transfer
- be sure to select the .pdf file, not the .acsm file
7) Re-sync your iOS device

You should now be able to read the downloaded e-book on your iOS device. You may need to authorize the device with your Adobe ID.