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Mobile Resources: Ebooks at CCNY

A guide to mobile research tools as selected by the City College of New York Library.

Downloading eBooks

To download eBooks from CUNY, you will need an Adobe ID. Get one for free at www.adobe.com.


Chapter
1. Access the eBook from the CUNY Catalog at http://apps.appl.cuny.edu:83/F
2. Download image PDF of a chapter or a range of pages
3. Enjoy the eBook chapter in any Adobe Reader and keep it as long as you like!
Whole book (14-day loan)


Desktop
1. Download Adobe Digital Editions from http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
2. Activate Digital Editions with your Adobe ID
3. Download the eBook from the CUNY Catalog at http://apps.appl.cuny.edu:83/F
4. The eBook will open in Digital Editions automatically so you can begin reading your eBook right away!


Smartphone/Tablet
1. Download free Bluefire Reader app from the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android)
2. In the Bluefire Reader app settings, authorize your device with your Adobe ID
3. Using your device’s browser, download the eBook from the CUNY Catalog at http://apps.appl.cuny.edu:83/F
4. When prompted, select “Open in Bluefire Reader”
5. Enjoy your eBook!


eReader
(otherthan Kindle, which is not compatible with Digital Editions)
1. Download Adobe Digital Editions from http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
2. Activate Digital Editions with your Adobe ID
3. Download the eBook from the CUNY Catalog at http://apps.appl.cuny.edu:83/F
4. Go to in Digital Editions
5. Connect your eReader to your computer
6. Select the eBook you would like to transfer and drag it onto the icon for your device
7. Disconnect your eReader from your computer
8. Enjoy your eBook!