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Digital Book eLending
Instructions & Devices
Enki on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch (iOS)
The BlueFire Reader app is used for these instructions. Enki books will also download into the Freading Reader app.
Install & Set Up the App:
Open the App Store on your device.
Search for "bluefire."
Install the free BlueFire Reader.
Open the app as for first use - BlueFire will ask you to login with an Adobe ID. Adobe IDs are always an email address and a password you were allowed to create.
Already have one? Enter it now.
Do not have one? Tap the "Create a Free Adobe ID" link OR go to
this page to create
one. Return to the app and input your information.
Check Out & Download a Book
This is how you will check out a book every single time.
Go to the Enki Library website:
Log in with this information:
Library Card Number: your Kansas Library eCard number.
Password/Birthdate: in MMDDYYYY format. Example: if your birthdate is April 15, 1980, you would input 04151980.
Search or browse for a book to check out. Tips:
Keyword search works well to start a general browse with keywords like
or if you like
After you search, there will be a bar at left showing similar subjects and other ways to limit a search.
When you have found a book that you want, tap the "Checkout" button. You will receive a confirmation message and be taken to the My Account screen.
Tap the "Download" button for the book.
Your browser will want to know what to do with the file - confirm that it should send the book to BlueFire.
The BlueFire Reader will open, and you will see it importing the book. When it is finished, you may begin using the book.
Use a Book in the App:
Open a book
: tap the book in the Library section of the app. It will open to fill the screen.
Turn a page
: tap the right margin to go forward in the book, tap the left margin to go back a page.
Close a book
: tap the center of the book page. This pulls up a menu, choose "Library" to return to the list of books.
Change Reading Settings
: tap the center of the page, and choose "Settings." Settings has two sections, do not forget to "save" if you have changed something:
General - where you can increase text size, margin size, etc.
Formatting - advanced settings to change line spacing, color of background and text.
Finished with a Book:
Remove the book from the app by:
Tapping the round arrow key at the end of the book's line.
When the book's details are shown, choose:
for a book that is not yet expired. This action even returns the book on your Enki account, so it is released for the next person to use.
for books that have passed their checkout date.
Books check out for 21 days, and you may have 10 books at a time.
Early return is encouraged to release the book to others. Please do this using the return option shown above (this also removes the book from your online account).
Renewal feature is not available, but you can check a book out again if no one else was waiting on the book.
To be notified when it is your turn for a hold, go to My Account -> Profile. Click "edit" to enter your email address.
You have 3 days to check out a book when it is your turn. Available books can be checked out from the My Account page
Use the "postpone" feature to stop your holds from counting down while on vacation.
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