Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Read eBooks: Adobe Digital Editions

What is Adobe Digital Editions?

  • A free program used to read and manage eBooks and other digital content (newspapers, newsletters, magazines)
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac.

Why do I need Adobe Digital Editions?

  • Required by vendors to download eBooks from the library onto your computer.
  • Organize your eBooks into a custom library.
  • Access and read eBooks on all your devices using Adobe Digital Editions
  • Ensures that the Digital Rights Management remain on the eBook file to protect it from copyright infringement.

How to download and set up Adobe Digital Editions?

  • Download the latest version it's free!
  • Create a free Adobe ID
    • This ID ensures that eBooks you download are assigned to your ID.
  • Authorize your computer using your Adobe ID
    • Open Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
    • ​​Click "Help" from top menu.
    • Click "Authorize Computer".
    • Select eBook Vendor as "Adobe ID"
    • Enter your Adobe ID and Password
    • Select "Authorize".
    • Please note that if you do not authorize your computer you will not be able to download eBooks from the library. You will not be able to access your books on your other devices. The ID will be required during the authorization process in order to transfer borrowed items to other devices. You can only authorize up to 6 devices with your Adobe ID.

Downloaded eBooks will now automatically open in Adobe Digital Editions and be stored in the "Library"

Resources to Help with eBooks

Link to guide: Read eBooks: Adobe Digital EditionsLink to guide: Read eBooks: eBook CentralLink to guide: Read eBooks: Scholars Portal Books

Suggest an edit to this guide

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.