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E-Books and E-Readers Help: Loading E-Books onto a Standard Reader

A guide to help patrons and staff with downloading and reading ebooks on ereaders.

Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions

In order to download an e-book, you will also need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions software on the computer you synch your eReader to. This software is required in order to manage the download and check out process.

***IMPORTANT***

Adobe Sign in

You MUST create an Adobe ID AND authorize your computer with it when you install Digital Editions.

Why??  So that your eBook is not "locked" on a specific computer.  Read more about this under Content Portability on the Digital Editions FAQs.

Supported E-Readers

Sad Amazon Kindle

***No Kindle Support*** :(

In order for an eReader device to be used with eBooks on EBSCOhost and ebrary, it must be compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. You'll find Adobe's list of compatible devices located here.

What notable eReader is missing from this list?  The popular Amazon Kindle!! Kindle ebook readers can only access DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected ebooks that are protected with its own proprietary DRM (Kindle DRM) so you can't access GHC eBooks with your Kindle.  Boooo Kindle :( 

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