Getting Started Using eBooks

Using eBooks at Boyne Regional Library


Install and authorize required software

1. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions ® (ADE) software on your computer before you can download ebooks to your reader.


The link to Adobe Digital Editions ® software is available at:


under “Getting Started” on the left side of the screen. Follow this link to install ADE from the Adobe website.


2. Open ADE. You will be prompted to create an Adobe account and then authorize your computer as one of your six devices. You may also create your Adobe ID beforehand at:


*Note: You must create an account or you will not be able to transfer OverDrive ebooks from your computer to your reader.


3. With ADE open, attach your ebook reader to your computer via the USB port. You will be prompted to authorize your reader. Follow the click-through path to authorize the device.


*Note: If you cannot see your reader in ADE, attach the device first and then open ADE.


Searching and downloading eBooks

1. Minimize ADE and visit the OverDrive BRL site at:


2. Login with your Library Card Number and PIN (last 4 digital on your phone number).


3. You can search for titles by entering title/keywords in the OverDrive

Search bar. You can browse by format or by using the browsing menu on the left side of the screen. Titles will appear with format indicators (PDF or ePUB)


3. When you have found a title you want, select “Add to Cart”. If the title is already checked out, you may request it by selecting “Place a Hold”.

An email will be sent to your email address when the book is available for you to check out.


4. From your cart, click on “Proceed to Checkout”.


5. Choose the lending period using the drop-down menu and select “Confirm check out”.


6. Once the title is in your cart you can download it using the “Download” button under the item. Select the option to Open the title using ADE from your browser. The .acsm file will automatically open in ADE. If it doesn’t automatically open, save the .acsm file and use ADE to open it.


Transferring eBooks to a reading device 

1. Connect the device to your computer.


2. Open ADE and click on the Library View Titles you have downloaded are listed on the right.


3. Drag and drop the title you would like to transfer onto the ebook reader icon on the left side of the screen. The title is now transferred to your device.



Returning eBooks

1. Click on the Library View within ADE. Titles you have downloaded are listed on the right.


2. Click on the arrow in the top left corner of the book you want to return and select “Return Item”.


eBooks can be downloaded for 7, 14, or 21 days.

eBooks can be returned early in Adobe Digital Editions

eBooks cannot be renewed.

eBooks can be downloaded directly to mobile devices

such as the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, Windows Phone and Android using the OMC app.