You can transfer downloaded eBooks to a compatible eReader using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your Windows or Mac computer.

Watch our eReaders video or follow our step-by-step instructions below to get started.

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How to transfer using ADE

Note: Your library’s website may look slightly different from the one in this video. Please use the written steps below for exact instructions for your library.

  1. Install and authorize Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer.
    Note: These instructions are for ADE 2.0 or newer. We recommend always installing and using the latest version of ADE.
  2. Connect your eReader to your computer.
  3. Download an EPUB or PDF eBook to ADE from your library's digital collection. Downloaded eBooks should open automatically in ADE.
  4. In ADE, make sure you're in "Library" view (click the Library button in the top-left corner, if needed).
    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.
  5. Click on an eBook, then drag it over to your device.
    Note: During the transfer process, your eReader will be automatically authorized with the same Adobe ID or OverDrive account you used on your computer.
    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: Jun 16, 2017 04:37PM EDT