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What is Adobe Digital Editions?

Adobe Digital Editions is an ebook reader mobile application that lets you download ebooks from ProQuest's Ebook Central and EBSCO's eBook Collection databases and read them online or offline. You can use it either in "Library view" mode, which allows you to browse the ebooks available on your virtual bookshelf, or in "Reading view" mode, which allows you to read your selected ebook.

What are the app's main features?

The Adobe Digital Editions app allows you to:

  • organize ebooks in your personal library, in thumbnail or list mode;
  • synchronize ebooks across your devices by authorizing each device with your personal Adobe account/ID;
  • adjust the font size and brightness for comfortable reading;
  • bookmark pages;
  • highlight book sections;
  • add annotations; or
  • search within an ebook.

How can I download library ebooks to Adobe Digital Editions?

To be able to download ebooks from either Ebook Central or the eBook Collection to Adobe Digital Editions, you need to activate the app with your Adobe account/ID. If you do not have an Adobe Account/ID, you may consult our Ebooks guide for instructions on how to get one. Once you have your personal account ready, follow the steps below to activate Adobe Digital Editions:

  • Open the Adobe Digital Editions app.
  • Go to the menu button Adobe Digital Editions mobile app menu button at the top left.
  • Tap "Settings".
  • Tap "AUTHORIZE".
  • Enter your Adobe ID and password.
  • Tap "AUTHORIZE" again.

Now, you are ready to find the book of your preference in one of the databases and download it. For more information on doing this, you may consult the Download & read offline section in our Ebook guide.