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Information about the SFC Library's ebook collection and instructions on downloading an ebook to your computer, tablet or phone.
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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How to Download an eBook to Your Kindle Fire

(These instructions are for a Kindle Fire, if you have a Kindle Paperwhite you must print a page range to PDF then transfer the PDF file to your device. Instructions for doing that can be found on the ebrary support site.)

1. Install the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your Kindle Fire.  

  • First go to Settings--> Security and check the setting "Allow installation of applications that are not from app store".
  • If you are not already reading this on your Kindle, open this guide in a web browser (such as Silk Browser) on your Kindle.
  • Click here to download the app. (You cannot download the app directly from the Kindle app store.)


Kindle Fire with Bluefire Reader App

2. Download Adobe Digital Editions (free) to your computer if you haven't already. Install the program.

Adobe Digital Editions

3. If you don't already have an Adobe ID, sign up for a free account.  (required) 

4. On your computer, go to the library homepagesearch for the ebook you want to download. 

5. On the ebrary results page, sign in on the top right corner with your SFC username and password.

Ebrary Download

5. Click on the Full Download link.

6. Select your device and click Continue.

 download screen

7. If you succesfully downloaded and installed Adobe Digital Editions in the first step, click Done with this step.

  step 2

8. Click Download Your Book.

Step three

9. On your computer, open Adobe Digital Editions. 

10. Attach your Kindle Fire to your computer via USB cable.  Your Kindle should now say, "You can now transfer files from your computer to Kindle." (If it does not, try unplugging and plugging the cable back in.)  

11. You should see a Kindle device in the bottom left pane of the ADE window.

12. When prompted, authorize your Kindle.

13.  Drag and drop your book from Adobe Digital Editions Library to your Kindle.

14. Unplug your Kindle.

15. Open the Bluefire App on your Kindle, you will see your downloaded book listed.

*If you highlight or make notes in a downloaded file, they will disappear after the download expires or is returned. (i.e. if you borrow the book again they will not reappear.)

*When your check out expires, the book will become unreadable on your device.

*You may be unable to download one of our ebooks if:

    • Some one else has already downloaded a copy or is currently reading it.
    • You already have 10 ebooks checked out.
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