Download Library E-books: How to Download in Myilibrary

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Step One

This page will give you step-by-step instructions with images showing you how to download an ebook in Myilibrary.

Once you have logged into the database using your Alvin Sherman Library public card or your SharkLink ID, you will need to create a free account to able to download certain titles. To create a free account select the "My Account" link in the upper left corner and select the "login" link as shown in the image below.

(NOTE: You only need to create an account if you want to download the entire ebook for a period of time so you can view it offline. If you just want to read the ebook for a short time on your computer or laptop with internet access you do not need to create an account.)

Myilibrary screen

Step Two

Once you click on the My Account ---> Login links, it will give this login screen below. If you do not have an account yet in Myilibrary you will need to give them your email address and they will send you a registration email. If you already have an account in Myilibrary you can sign in with your email and password.

Myilibrary login screen

Step Three

Step three is very important. You must have an app to download the ebooks.

If you are using a desktop computer you need to get the desktop app (Adobe Digital Editions) to download the ebooks onto your computer.

Below is the link where you can create an Adobe account and download Adobe Digital Editions if you are using a desktop computer:

If you are using a tablet or some type of (mobile) device such as a Kindle Fire HD, ipad, or similar product you must download the Bluefire Reader app from the Android, Apple or Kindle app store on your device. Basically go to the app store on your device and search for "bluefire" and download it.

NOTE: The first time you install the app, you might need to create an Adobe ID to be able to transfer the ebook onto the app. Adobe accounts are free.

Step Four - Downloading a title

It is important to note that not every title in Myilibrary is downloadable. If the title is downloadable when you click on the title it will have a link that says, "Add to Bookshelf for Download." Click or tap that link and it will add it to your bookself.

Myilibrary title screen



Step Five - Bookself

Now go to the bookshelf to download the ebook. The online bookself in Myilibrary is located under the "My Account" link in the upper left corner of the screen (as shown in the photo below).


Step Six - Select Check Out Period & Download

In the bookshelf you should see the title you are trying to download. It will give you a dropdown menu to select how many days you want to download the book. (It is usually between 7 and 30 days.) Once you are ready you click the download button on the right hand side. When it is finished downloading you should get the option to open and read the book in whatever application (Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader) you downloaded the ebook onto.

Myilibrary download

Step Seven

The ebook should now be downloaded to whichever application you selected for that checkout period. If you have any problems or questions please feel free and contact the library. The reference desk number is 954-262-4613 and the email is

If the ebook database is giving you an error message please contact the library so we can report the problem or issue. Thanks.