Using Sony eReader (no Wifi) for eBooks

Adobe EPUB and PDF ebooks can be transferred to the Sony eReader device through a computer using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).

Install Reader Library software

Connect your Sony Reader to your personal computer using the USB cable provided.  Install the software for your Sony Reader (Reader Library). If it doesn’t install automatically when you first plug in your device, visit:


To start the free download.


Close this window once you are finished.


Install and authorize ADE

1. Open the Adobe Digital Editions Installer link at: and install the ADE software.


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 Sony 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 under your “Bookshelves” 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. Alternatively, 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).


4. 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.


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


6. Choose the lending period using the drop- down menu and select “Confirm Checkout”.


7. Once the title is in your cart click “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 Sony eReader

1. With your device connected, open ADE and click on the Library View. Titles you have downloaded are listed.


2. 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.