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Library Apps

Several of the library databases and other resources have apps that work with your smart phone or tablet. Below is a list of these apps and instructions on how to configure them to work with the library's subscription services.
  • Intro to Apps
  • EBSCO App
  • NAXOS App
  • eBook Apps
  • WorldCat App

Intro

Before you get started with any of the library apps you will need the following:

  1. Your mobile device
  2. Either an active data plan or be connected to the universities wireless network
  3. You may need to have your email setup on your mobile device as well
You are now ready to start downloading and using the library mobile apps!

iOS and Android

EBSCO offers apps for the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.  To install the apps visit the EBSCO webpage and click the link at the bottom of the page to email yourself the following information:

  1. Download Instructions
  2. Access Key
  3. Link to the App Store
Watch this quick video to see where to find the email link:


You will need to click the access key link from your mobile device, which means you will need to be able to access the email sent from EBSCO from your mobile device.

You may need to re-authenticate your app every few months by visiting the EBSCO site and sending yourself a new email.

iOS and Android

Download the iOS app here or search the iTunes App Store for "Naxos Music Library" to install the free app for iPhone, iPod or iPad.  Download the Android app here or search the Android Play Store for "Naxos Music Library" to install the free app for Android devices.

Once the app is installed, it's time to make sure you have some playlists! 


2. Navigate to the Playlists tab and sign up for a Student/Member Playlist Account. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you used to sign up. Click the link in the e-mail to confirm your account.

3. The login you created for your Student/Member Playlist Account will be your login for the app as well. 

4. Use the app to access your course and personal playlists with your mobile device. You can also browse and stream the full NML--from New Releases and Recent Additions to any old recording from any label--anytime, anywhere. 

Downloading eBooks from Ebrary

To your Apple iOS or Android device

Download the Ebrary app for iOS (iPhone or iPad) here. (Requires iOS 4.3 or later and iPhone 3GS or later.)

Download the Ebrary Android app here. (Requires Android 2.1 or later.)

To your computer, an older iPhone, an older Android phone, or Kindle

Computer

If you're using an older device (e.g., an iPhone 3), you'll need to download ebooks to your computer before loading them onto your device.

To download ebooks from Ebrary to your computer, follow these steps:

1. Create a free Ebrary account.

2. Create a free Adobe account.

3. Download Adobe Digital Editions software.

4. Sign in to Ebrary.

5. Open the title you want.

6. Click the Download button.

7. Follow the instructions to save or open the ebook file.

At this point, you can read the book in Adobe Digital Editions or upload ebooks to your older device. Apple and Android devices will require an app like the Bluefire Reader. The Kindle does not require an app. Here's how to get the ebook from your computer to your older Apple device, so you can read them with the Bluefire Reader app. (Instructions for Android devices and the Kindle are further down.)

Apple iOS

(NOTE: If you're using an older device, you'll need to download ebooks to your computer before loading them onto your device. See instructions above under Computer.)

1. Put the Bluefire Reader app on your Apple device: Bluefire Reader for Apple iOS.

2. Download an ebook into Adobe Digital Editions.

3. Open iTunes.

4. Go to Apps and transfer the file from My Digital Downloads to the Bluefire Reader app.

Android

(NOTE: If you're using an older device, you'll need to download ebooks to your computer before loading them onto your device. See instructions above under Computer.)

1. Put the Bluefire Reader app on your Android device: Bluefire Reader for Android.

2. Connect the device to your computer via USB port.

3. Drag the ebook file from My Digital Downloads and drop it into the Bluefire directory on your device.

Kindle

When you hit the download button in Ebrary, you have the option to download a chapter or section of up to 60 pages as a PDF.

1. Save the PDF to you desktop.

2. Plug in your Kindle with its USB cable.

3. Drag the PDF into the Kindle documents folder.

WorldCat App

WorldCat's mobile site is optimized for for iOS and Android devices.

The WorldCat iOS app is called StyleEase-WC and is available for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad via the app store.  StyleEase-WC is free, but you must register for a free account in order to search WorldCat using this app.

Simply register by typing in an email address and password and tapping the register button.  You will be prompted to confirm your password.  Tap the register button and second time and you will be registered.  Finally you will be asked to login with your new account and then you will be ready to start searching WorldCat.

WorldCat lists some other apps that available for both the iPhone and Android that are useful in searching WorldCat and tracking books and videos you would like to check out from the library.  You can find a list of these apps here:  http://www.worldcat.org/mobile/

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