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E-Books: Reading and Downloading: Adobe Digital Editions

This guide will teach you how navigate, read, and download books from the Library's subscription e-book providers.

Learn How to Set Up Adobe Digital Editions...

These instructions will help you create an Adobe ID and install Adobe Digital Editions. 

You must create an Adobe ID and install Adobe Digital Editions in order to read a book on a desktop or laptop computer, or to transfer a book to a e-reader that lacks WiFi capability. (Find instructions on downloading directly to a phone, iPad, or other mobile device.)

First create an Adobe ID:

  • Go to:
  • Click "Create an account."
  • Make sure to save your Account login in a safe place where you will remember it.

 Install Adobe Digital Editions for Windows or MAC (already done on PCs in the Library):

  • From your computer, go to
  • Scroll down to the large brown "Install" button and click it.
  • Install and Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  • To "Authorize" your computer, click on "Help" at the top.

You are now ready to download an e-book to your desktop or laptop computer.