Library2go Ebooks & Kobos

Here are instructions on how to transfer your library ebooks onto the Kobo Reader.

Authorize your Kobo

  • Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/ to download & install Adobe Digital Editions.
  • At http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/ in the top right corner there is a "Sign In" link. Use this to create an Adobe account.
  • When you have an account, and Adobe Digital Editions is installed on your computer, plug in your Kobo.
  • You should be prompted to authorize your reader automatically. If not:
    • Click on the Library button (looks like 3 books at the left of the screen).
    • Click on the downward arrow next to the word LIBRARY.
    • Click on Authorize Computer.

Your Kobo and computer are now ready to download library books. These steps do not need to be done again.

Checkout & Download Library2go ebooks

  • Go to the Library2go website
  • Find and choose an ebook book (ePub or PDF format) - to best find a book that you can check out right away:
    • Click on "eSearches."
    • Under format choose "ePub."
    • Click the "Only show copies with titles available" checkbox and search.
  • Add book to cart.
  • Proceed to checkout.
  • Enter the name of your library, and your library card number.
  • Choose the length of time you wish to have the book checked out for (7, 14, or 21 days).
  • Click on "Confirm Checkout."
  • Click on "Download" and, if prompted, choose to open the file using Adobe Digital Editions.

Transfer ebooks onto your Kobo

  • Connect your Kobo to your computer using the cord.
  • On the Kobo's screen, choose "Connect."
  • On your computer, click on the "Library" button on the top left hand side of the Adobe Digital Editions screen.
  • Drag the book cover to the "Kobo eReader" icon on the left hand side of the Adobe Digital Editions screen - should be under the "Devices" label.

Eject Your Kobo Reader Safely from your Computer

Close Adobe Digital Editions when you are done transferring ebooks.

Windows Computers:

  • Open up the "Computer Folder" (click on the windows start button and choose "Computer").
  • Right-click on the Kobo icon.
  • From the menu that appears left-click on "Eject."

Mac Computers:

  • Click and drag the Kobo icon on your desktop to the Trash Can on your taskbar.
  • Then detach your Kobo from your computer.