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All About eBooks: Adobe Digital Editions

Information on our digital book platforms and how to use them.

Adobe Digital Editions

In order to download full titles to your laptop, computer or handheld device, you will need to create a free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) account.

With Adobe Digital Editions, depending on the book supplier, you may download up to 10 titles at a time and have off-line access to your downloaded titles for up to 14 days. You may return a full title download early and within your ADE account you may also do the following:

  • Take notes
  • Show facing pages
  • Print
  • Transfer titles to handheld devices

Set up Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Make sure that you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. Adobe Digital Editions is available for free download. On this page you will find a complete guide to using ADE. Download Getting Started with Adobe Digital Editions (EPUB, 64 KB)

  2. You'll need to set up an Adobe ID and password, and then logging into Adobe Digital Editions. Sign in at the top left and the screen that opens will give you a chance to set up a new account.Adobe.

  3. If you’ve previously created an Adobe account but can’t recall your password, see the instructions from Adobe.

  4. If you are using a portable device or eBook device, you’ll need to activate it with your Adobe ID and password. List of supported eBook devices.

  5. Adobe Digital FAQ's

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