You can transfer downloaded eBooks to a supported eReader (like a NOOK or Kobo) using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).


What you need

Transferring eBooks to an eReader

Note: These instructions are for ADE 2.0 or newer. We recommend always using the latest version of ADE.

  1. Connect the eReader to your computer.
  2. Open ADE on your computer. Make sure you're in "Library" view.
    Your eReader should show up under "Devices."
    Note: If you don't see your device, you can try these steps. If those don't work, you may need to install some additional software. Please check your eReader's documentation for more information.
    A device connected to ADE.
  3. Click on an eBook, then drag it over to your device.
    Note: Transferring an eBook to your eReader will authorize it with the same OverDrive account or Adobe ID that your computer uses.
    A title being dragged over to a device.

Once the transfer is complete, you can disconnect your device and start reading.

Note: If you're having trouble finding books you've transferred to a NOOK eReader, check out this article.

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 12:12PM EST