Getting started with Adobe Digital Editions

If you are downloading library ebooks onto your computer, you will need a free piece of software called Adobe Digital Editions. This will allow you to download and read books on your computer.

Note: to read ebooks on your iPad, tablet, or smartphone using the Overdrive or OneClickdigital apps, you only need to create an Adobe login.

1. Create an Adobe Login

2. Download Adobe Digital Editions

3. Authorize Adobe Digital Editions

  • Open Adobe Digital Editions.

adobe digital editions start screen

  • Click on the Help Menu. Choose "Authorize Computer" and then click "Continue."
  • Fill in your Adobe username and password, and then click on "Authorize."

adobe digital editions initial authorization pop-up

4. Authorize Your E-Reader

  • Connect your device to your computer with the appropriate cord.
  • Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Click on the small gear icon next to the "Devices" section of the sidebar.

adobe digital editions with books loaded

  • Choose "Authorize Device."

authorize a device by clicking on the item in adobe digital editions

  • Click on "Authorize" in the window that pops up.

device authorization pop-up in adobe digital editions

Note: The above steps only need to be done when initially setting up your computer and device.

To download and transfer ebooks to your e-reader, please see our Downloading Ebooks page.

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