How to Authorize Adobe® Digital Editions with your Adobe ID

Whenever you use a new computer or device for eBooks from our eMedia Catalog ( OverDrive), you will be prompted to ‘Authorize’. Follow the instructions to complete the steps.

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
    The ‘Setup Assistant’ dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click ‘Continue’.
    The ‘Authorize Computer’ screen is displayed.
  3. Under ‘Authorize Computer’, enter the email address and password for your Adobe ID.
    Note that if you are using a NOOK® that you have registered to make purchases at Barnes & Noble®, your device is already authorized. You should use the same email address and password to authorize Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
    If you do not have an Adobe ID…

    1. Click ‘get an Adobe ID online’.
    2. Follow the instructions to sign up for an Adobe ID. (Note: Use your email address and any password you want. You must do this in order to use the Library’s ebooks.)
    3. Return to the Activation screen. If needed, reopen the ‘Activation’ screen from the Library view of Adobe Digital Editions by going to Library > Authorize Computer….
    4. Enter the email address and password for your Adobe account.
  4. Click ‘Activate’.
    Your computer is authorized with your Adobe ID.
  5. Click ‘Finish’ to close the ‘Setup Assistant’ dialog box.

Important: If you would like to transfer an eBook from Adobe Digital Editions to an eBook reader, be sure to authorize your eBook reader using the same Adobe ID.

For a visual of the process view the video – Get Started with Adobe Digital Editions on the How-To-Video tab above.


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