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Freading eBook Help

Advice

Make sure you have an account with Adobe Digital Editions.

​Computer & eReader users "open" rather than "save" the file when downloading eBooks Opening will automatically save ebook in your Adobe library. To transfer the file, plug in your eReader. The eReader will show up in your Adobe software, then you drag the downloaded eBook onto the name of the eReader.

Apple users will use the browser to download eBooks onto the app.

Android App users can download from with the app.

Devices

While not a complete list, here are some of the most popular devices that work with the service:

  1.  For direct downloading off the site you can use a PC or Mac.  With our app, you can use the iPhone or iPad.  With our app, you can use most Android tablets and phones.  Tablets we have tested include Samsung Galaxy, Sony, Toshiba, Acer, Asus and Xoom.
  2. For transfer of an eBook via a computer and Adobe Digital Editions, you can use the Nook devices, the Sony reader and the Kobo reader.  We suspect there are more compatible ereaders.
  3. Freading eBooks are available via the Kindle Fire by a special procedure, but not other Kindles.
  4. At the moment, Freading eBooks are only viewable on Nook tablets via transfer.

Apple

Apple: The Apps functionality is to store and read the book. You must use the Safari browser to download a Freading eBook.

  1. Use the browser to access your library’s Freading site. Login as necessary.
  2. Download a book. You may be asked to “authorize” your device, which means you must login using your Adobe credentials when prompted.
  3. You will be asked where you want to download the file. Select the Freading app.
  4. After downloading, you will be able to read and navigate the book in the Freading app.

Android

Android: You can use the App to download and read a book.

  1. Open the Freading app.
  2. Press the “grid” icon in the lower left hand corner to make a new group of menu icons appear.
  3. Press the “store” shopping cart icon to browse your library’s Freading site.
  4. Download and enjoy.

Kindle

It takes a few extra steps to get the Freading application on the Kindle Fire, but once it is set up,most users report that it is easy to use. 

  1. Go to Settings on the Kindle Fire and click on "device”. 
  2. Turn on the switch for allowing unknown applications.
  3. Go to the browser and type m.getjar.com. You may be prompted to install the GetJar app. After you find the GetJar app, tap to download it to your Kindle Fire.
  4. Next, search for and download the Freading app.
  5. The Freading app will now show up on the homepage of the Fire. 

The first time you turn the Kindle off after the install, you may need to press the sync/refresh button, which is in the first menu after pressing the settings gear icon.

Use Freading through the browser (go back to your library's Freading site) and download into the Freading app, or from within the app itself by tapping the 'store' icon.

Note: If the popup does not appear automatically for the GetJar app when you first visit the website (m.getjar.com) you can manually download it by clicking any of the apps on the screen. After this, proceed with step 5.

Nook

Make sure you have an account with Adobe Digital Editions.

​Computer & eReader users "open" rather than "save" the file when downloading eBooks Opening will automatically save ebook in your Adobe library. To transfer the file, plug in your eReader. The eReader will show up in your Adobe software, then you drag the downloaded eBook onto the name of the eReader.

Apple users will use the browser to download eBooks onto the app.

Android App users can download from with the app.