You can use Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to read downloaded eBooks on your computer (Windows or Mac).

If you haven't borrowed and downloaded an eBook from your library, you can learn how here. You'll also need to authorize ADE before downloading protected eBooks.

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

Reading eBooks

Open ADE and double-click the eBook you want to read.

The ADE library view.

When the book opens, you can start reading right away or customize your reading experience.

Diagram of the ADE reader with reader buttons numbered (from left to right, top to bottom). The list below describes each button.

Player options (based on the numbered image above):

  1. Add a bookmark
  2. Navigation (table of contents, etc.)
  3. Font size
  4. In-book search
  5. Go back a page
  6. Page count
  7. Go forward a page

Note: ADE saves any notes you make in an eBook to your computer. Once you return or delete an eBook, those notes will be deleted too. If you borrow the same book again, your notes will not be restored.

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 12:14PM EST