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eBooks (EBSCO)-Search and download

How to download Shasta College Library eBooks to your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Nook.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Create a Free Ebsco Account by going to eBook Collection or any other Ebsco database. At top right of Ebsco page you will see "Sign In"  .  Click on Sign In on the Ebsco database page to create a free Ebsco Account.
  2. Create a Free Adobe ID Account.   Google Adobe ID and click on sign in to the get link to sign up.  
  3. Download to your device Bluefire Reader.  (These first 3 steps only have to be completed One Time. Checking out books to devices after the three steps will be easier from now on!)
  4. Navigate to the Shasta College Library homepage through Safari (for Apple devices you need to be in Safari to download)
  5. Select Articles & Databases
  6. Go to All Database Types and select eBooks or use the top search bar to search for eBook
  7. Select eBook Collection by EBSCOhost
  8. If you are off campus you will need to enter your 14-digit Shasta College Library card number (without the spaces)
  9. Search for a book
  10. Click on the title of the book you would like to download
  11. Select Download (Offline) 
    downloading ebooks on your iPhone
  12. If will be given option to Checkout & Download 
    • NOTE if you do not have an eBook Reader already on your device it is recommended that you Download the Bluefire Reader FREE by clicking on the link Download from the App Store for iPhone or Bluefire Reader is recommended for iPad. If you are having trouble navigate to the App Store and manually search for Bluefire Reader and download. 
    • Once the App is downloaded, open it and you will need to authorize with an Adobe ID
      adobe id
    • If you do not have one then click on Create a free Adobe ID 
      create adobe id
    • Now you will be taken to your BlueFire library
  13. checkout and download and get bluefire app
  14. Navigate back to Safari to Checkout & Download the book
  15. After Selecting Checkout & Download click on Go to Checkouts folder 
    go to checkouts folder
  16. Select Download (Offline) then Download 
    download offline
  17. Select open in... Open in Bluefire
  18. The App will automatically open and you can select Read Now to open the eBook 
    book in bluefire app
    • Librarian's Hint: Swipe to the left to navigate to the next page in the book

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