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What happened to the EBSCO eBook mobile app?

As of May 2018, EBSCO has retired the EBSCO eBooks mobile app. With EPUB files becoming increasingly advanced, EBSCO has invested in this format to provide a robust online and mobile experience. EPUB allows for reflowable text, display modification and increased compatibility with screen readers, so we are confident that the future of EPUB will provide the best user experience for our customers and your users. Since the current EBSCO eBooks app is not compatible with this advanced functionality, we have decided to re-evaluate our mobile offering.

For those who want to continue with an app experience, EBSCO eBooks are compatible with the Bluefire Reader, or any other Adobe Digital Editions supported app.

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How can I download and read eBooks on my mobile device?


Can I still access the usage reports from the retired EBSCO eBooks mobile app?

Yes, the EBSCO eBooks mobile app was retired in May 2018 but these historical statistics will remain available in EBSCOadmin.

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Where can I find my eBook mobile usage going forward?

A new EBSCO eBook title usage report is being developed now, which is scheduled to release this summer. Among other things like business model, DRM-free status, and partial downloads, the new report will identify mobile usage at the title level, as a subset of overall usage.