When you encounter an "E_ADEPT_TIMEOUT" or "Download Timeout" error message (or something similar), it typically means that your computer or device is having trouble connecting to Adobe's activation server. These errors can show up when you're trying to download eBooks in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) or the OverDrive app.

While the issue may be caused by your firewall or anti-virus software blocking the download, it's most likely a server problem, which is something Adobe will need to fix.

The server may be temporarily unavailable, so please try again later.

If you continue having trouble, please try contacting Adobe Support or your library for more help.

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016 02:44PM EST