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eBooks + eReaders

Guide to finding and using eBooks.

USING ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS

STEP 1: OPEN an ADOBE ACCOUNT

Most of the FIU Libraries ebooks rely on Adobe digital rights management tools for managing check out.  Whether using a computer, iPad, tablet, e-reader, or smartphone, having an Adobe account is what will allow you to download an ebook for home use.

Click here to open an Adobe account.

STEP 2: DOWNLOAD ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS OR BLUEFIRE READER

Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) will allow you to download most FIU Library ebooks to your computer to read at home.  ADE is also the software which will allow you to move a book to an ePub compliant e-reader, such as a Nook, Sony, or Kobo reader, or to a smartphone app.

The Adobe Digital Editions software is freely available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/

Adobe Digital Editions is not needed for use with an iPad or Android tablet.  For iPads and Androids, use the Bluefire Reader with your Adobe account to download e-books directly onto your device from the FIU Libraries website.

STEP 3: CHOOSE BOOKS

Choose books from the library catalog.  Books which are available for download will include a "Download" option on their webpage.

DO YOU HAVE eBOOKS WHICH DON'T REQUIRE ADOBE?

Yes.  Many of the ebooks which we purchase from direct from the publisher can be downloaded in PDF, and in some cases ePub and Mobi format, without using the Adobe platform. Below are some tips for downloading from specific sites: