You can borrow ebooks from your library and transfer them to compatible ereaders using free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your Windows or Mac computer.

Device notes:

The following devices work a little differently. Please refer to the articles listed instead.

How to get started

Step 1

Install and authorize Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer.

Step 2

Connect your ereader to your computer.

Step 3

On your computer, open your library's digital collection (find it using www.overdrive.com).

Now, choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library's collection.

Step 4

Borrow an ebook (you'll need to sign into your library to complete this step).

Step 5

Click the Download button for the borrowed ebook.

Downloaded ebooks open in ADE.

Step 6

To transfer an ebook to your ereader, open the "Library" view in ADE (click the Library button in the top-left corner, if needed). From there, drag and drop the ebook into your ereader, which should appear on the left under "Devices." You may need to accept a file-transfer prompt on your ereader in order for it to appear in ADE.

Once you've transferred a library ebook, you can read it on your device just like any other ebook.

Note: During the transfer process, your ereader will be automatically authorized with the same Adobe ID or OverDrive account you used on your computer.

Step 4

Borrow an ebook.

Step 5

Go to your Checkouts page (under your Account). From there, click the Download button for the borrowed ebook.

Downloaded ebooks open in ADE.

Step 6

To transfer an ebook to your ereader, open the "Library" view in ADE (click the Library button in the top-left corner, if needed). From there, drag and drop the ebook into your ereader, which should appear on the left under "Devices." You may need to accept a file-transfer prompt on your ereader in order for it to appear in ADE.

Once you've transferred a library ebook, you can read it on your device just like any other ebook.

Note: During the transfer process, your ereader will be automatically authorized with the same Adobe ID or OverDrive account you used on your computer.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2018 04:20PM EST