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How do I install and authorize Adobe Digital Editions?

In order to download EBSCO eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer and authorized with or without an Adobe ID. You will also need to use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer an eBook to a supported portable eReader device.

Adobe Digital Editions is a free download available at this link:

Installing Adobe Digital Editions

To install Adobe Digital Editions:

  1. Click the Download Now link found on the page linked above.

  2. Select Install.

  3. Select Yes.

  4. Follow prompts until installation is complete.

Note: If you have trouble, use these solutions from Adobe provided in this Tech Note:

Authorizing Digital Editions

After installing Digital Editions on your computer, you will need to authorize the software. This can be done with an Adobe ID or simply selecting to authorize it without one.

If you choose to create an Adobe ID, you can create one here:

To authorize Digital Editions

  1. Open the Digital Editions software.

  2. In the menu at the top of the application, click Help and select Authorize Computer from the resulting menu.

  3. Enter an Adobe ID and password OR check the box for I want to authorize my computer without an ID.

  4. Click Authorize.

    Note: If you select to authorize the software without an Adobe ID, click Next and then click Authorize.

Your computer is authorized and you are able to download EBSCO eBooks and read them with Adobe Digital Editions.

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