Using the Kobo Touch for eBooks

Using the Kobo Touch for eBooks


Create an Adobe ID

You will be required to create a free Adobe account in order to download any ebooks to your device. Fill out the short form at:


Create a free Adobe Account



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


Install and authorize required software

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


2. Open ADE. You will be prompted to authorize your computer as one of your six devices using your Adobe ID.


3. With ADE open, attach your Kobo reader to your computer via the USB port.


4. A message will appear on your device that a computer is detected. Touch “Connect” on the Kobo display screen for your Kobo to be recognized by ADE. Your Kobo screen will display the message “Connected and Charging”. On the bookshelf area at the left of the Adobe Digital Editions screen, you should see an icon and the description “Kobo eReader”.


5. ADE will display a message telling you to authorize your Kobo device with your Adobe ID



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 Kobo Touch

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 Kobo eReader 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