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E-books at Tutt Library: Kindle Fire

1) Creating an Adobe Digital Editions Account

Adobe Digital Editions is already loaded on library lobby computers and on most computer lab computers. 

1.) Go to this link to setup an Adobe account. Your login information will be used to authenticate software later on.

2.) Download and install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to your computer.

3.) As part of the download process for ADE, you will be asked to authorize ADE using your Adobe account.  If you are not prompted you can authorize ADE by clicking on Library then “Authorize Computer” in the drop down menu in ADE.

4.) Now that ADE is active on your computer, when you download an ebook from the Tutt Library catalog it will be saved in ADE.

Adding E-books to your Kindle Fire

(Note: Please make sure you have followed the instructions, located on the left, to create an Adobe Digital Editions account first.)

Setting up the Kindle Fire

 

Using the Kindle Fire’s web browser go to this site: http://tinyurl.com/kindlebluefire and follow the instructions on the blog posting to download the BlueFire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire.

 

 

Downloading e-books from Tutt Library Catalog to Adobe Digital Editions

1.) Connect the USB cable from Kindle to the computer. When prompted for a device driver for the Kindle, click cancel. The Kindle screen should read "You can now transfer files from your computer to Kindle."

2.) On your computer, copy the e-book PDF (Kindle's will only work with PDFs) file from your computer, located under "My Documents/My Digital Editions.



3.) Paste the copied book to your Kindle here: E:\Bluefire\imports (where E is the drive letter assigned to your Kindle).



4.) Once the file is copied, push the "Disconnect" button on your Kindle and unplug the USB cable from the Kindle and the computer.

5.) Open the Bluefire Reader app and click Info at the bottom right side of the screen, then scroll down to the Import from SD card section and select Import.

6.) The Bluefire Reader app will verify your e-book loan and the book should then appear in your Bluefire Reader library.

Tutt Library, Colorado College      Research Help Desk: 719-389-6662, Texting: 719-387-5441, E-mail: tuttref@ColoradoCollege.edu