Getting Your Computer Ready for eBooks printerfriendly

(You only have to do this once per computer)

Adobe Digital Editions

STEP 1: Create a free account with Adobe

  1. Go to https://adobe.ly/2m5EWbs.
  2. Click 'Get an Adobe ID' to get started.
  3. Fill in the form.
    • This will establish your Adobe ID and password.
  4. Remove the check in the box for 'Stay informed via email about Adobe products and services' if you do not wish to have Adobe contact you.
  5. Click 'Sign Up'.
    • You have created your Adobe ID.
    • Adobe may ask you for more information. You can provide it if you want but it is not necessary.

You now have an Adobe account and you will receive a confirmation email soon.

STEP 2: Download and install Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Go to http://www.adobe.ly/deditions.
  2. Find the 'Download' link.
  3. Select your operating system. 
  4. Follow the prompts, clicking 'Yes', 'Next' and 'Install' where appropriate. (Adobe Digital Editions should open automatically when the download and installation is complete.)
  5. Click 'I agree' to accept the terms of use for your computer.
  6. Click 'Continue'.
  7. When prompted, authorize your computer by supplying the Adobe ID and password that you created in Step 1.

Your computer is now ready for eBooks.

Whenever you use a new device with Adobe Digital Editions, you will be prompted to 'authorize' it using your Adobe ID. You can authorize up to 6 computers and 6 mobile devices.

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Need more help? Visit our eBooks page, contact your local branch, or use our Ask a Librarian online form.