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Tutorial Guides

The following guides provide tutorials for the Skeen Library and its resources.

Reading Downloaded eBooks

Ebooks can be downloaded for offline reading. They are available in PDF, and sometimes EPUB, formats.

Downloaded ebooks from ebrary and EBSCOhost expire after about 14 days. To manage temporary access, these ebooks must be read using either Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader, depending on your device. Both applications can be activated with an Adobe ID account and share access to the borrowed ebooks across multiple devices.

Ebooks from Springer do not expire and do not require specific apps to read.

Adobe ID

You will be asked to verify your device with an Adobe ID account. These accounts are free to create and are what allow your borrowed ebooks to be synchronized across multiple devices.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Sign In
  3. Click Get an Adobe ID

Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions is recommended for Desktop and Laptop computers.

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions for Mac or Windows

Bluefire Reader

Bluefire Reader is recommended for Tablets and Mobile Devices. You can search for it at your respective app store or go to and the download link will send you directly to the app store page.


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