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eBooks: Other Devices

Tips and tricks for searching and reading eBooks at NSCC

Using NSCC eBooks with Other Devices

You must have:

  • an Adobe ID

  • Adobe Digital Editions software loaded on your eReader

  • Apple and Android Tablets  require the Bluefire App loaded

Sometimes you might need to transfer your eBooks from your computer to your Device:

  1. Connect your eReader to your computer

  2. You will see Read or manage?

  3. Choose Manage Library

  4. Transfer files (drag and drop)  to the Digital Editions folder on your eReader

Check out Adobe's Help Pages for useful tips about: how to transfer  ebooks and other content between computers or reading devices.


Using NSCC eBooks with KOBO eReaders

To download to a Kobo you must first authorize your Kobo using your Adobe Digital Editions ID :

1.Click on the Download (Offline) link for your selected eBook
2.Select an eBook format (if this is an option) and click the Download button
3.You will get a message asking if you want to Open or Save File
 ~ click on Save File
 ~ click on Open
4.The book will open in Adobe® Digital Editions.
5.Connect your Kobo to your computer - it should display under Devices.
6.From your ADE Library, drag and drop the book into your Kobo.

iPads, iPhones, Android Tablets

Most of NSCC's eBooks can be downloaded to devices such as: iPads, iPhones, Android Tablets or Kindle Fire.

*On your iPad if you are using Chrome and you cannpot download the eBook, try using Safari instead.

*Gale Virtual Reference eBooks are different  - please see the information below about these eBooks.

You will need:

  • Blue Fire App installed on your device.* 
  • an Adobe ID to authorize your Blue Fire App.

*Although there are apps available for both collections, our tests indicate the Bluefire app provides a better user experience.

Bluefire Reader for Android is available in the Google Play Store and many other Android markets. Bluefire Reader for iOS is available in the Apple iTunes App Store.

  1. Install the Blue Fire App to your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or Kindle Fire and authorize using your Adobe ID.
  2. On your device, go to the Novanet Catalogue to find an eBook to download
  3. Once you're inside of the book click on the Full Download tab
  4. What device are you using - indicate your device
  5. Install - if you already have Bluefire Reader installed, Click Done with this step
  6. Download - click Download your eBook
  7. The e-book will automatically be loaded onto your Blue Fire App


Gale Virtual Reference eBooks

You can download chapters or sections of Gale Virtual Reference eBooks for personal use only.

Gale Virtual Reference detailed Licensing Terms.

To download a GVRL chapter to your iPad, the easiest thing to do is select Send to OneDrive in the Tools list.

The chapter will be saved as a file to your OneDrive where you can access it for personal use.