Skip to Main Content
university logo

University Library


E-Book Mobile Access



E-books can be viewed/read online directly using a web browser on mobile devices.

Downloading to Mobile Devices To read offline on your mobile devices for the library’s ebook collection that uses Digital Rights Management (DRM), such EBSCO and Ebook Central ebooks, you need to set up your mobile device to download ebooks for offline reading.
What You Need to Download? Mobile Apps – You need a reading app for your device.  You can find these apps in  App Store.
  • eBook Central has its own app for iOS and Android. eBook Central ebooks can also be downloaded to OverDrive App.
  • For other ebook collections, you can use BlueFire for iOS or Android, or Aldiko for Android

Adobe ID – If you plan to read any downloaded ebooks on your device, you need a valid Adobe ID.  At some point during your downloading process, you will be prompted to authorize your device with that Adobe login and password.  You can create one then if you don’t have one.
Adobe Digital Editions – You also need to install Adobe Digital Editions whether you plan to download any ebooks to your computer or your mobile device for offline reading. Your ebook reader must be compatible with Adobe Digital Editions.

For more information about Adobe Digital Editions, visit Read eBooks from the University of Guelph Library Guide.

Ebook Central Some Ebook Central ebooks are provided by their publishers in a file format that allows the text to be resized in the online reader, so they are compatible with online reading on a small mobile device. Other Ebook Central titles are in a format that does not allow the text to be resized, and for those titles the online reader is not optimized for use on smaller screens such as a mobile phone. (For more details about  supported devices, see Ebook Central: Supported Devices, Operating Systems (OS), and Browsers)
Kindles &
Kindle Fire
Since Adobe Digital Editions is not supported on Kindles, you will not be able to download ebrary or EBSCO e-books to your device.   For Kindle Fire, because it is an Android device, you can simply download the Bluefire app to your Kindle Fire.  You will also need the Adobe Digital Editions ID.
For more information, go to:
Nook ebrary e-books can be read on any of these Nook devices:
  • Nook
  • NookCOLOR
  • Nook Touch
  • Nook Tablet
  • Nook HD
Your device must be connected to your desktop computer with a USB cord in order to transfer the e-books to your Nook. The Stetson University Library's guide provides a step by step instruction on how to get an ebrary e-book on your
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300