Adobe Digital Editions

This program may be required if you are using an older device to access eBooks on Overdrive.

System Requirements

Windows PC

  • Windows 7 or later
  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or later
  • 512MB of RAM (1 GB Recommended)
  • 40 MB Hard Disk Space


  • Minimum requirement of 9.0 or later
  • Compatible with iPhone and iPad


  • Mac OS X v 10.8 or newer
  • Intel Core Duo or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB Recommended)
  • 75 MB Hard Disk Space
  • Compatible Apple Retina Display


  • Minimum requirement 4.4 or later
  • Compatible with Mobile and Tablet

Download Adobe Digital Editions

Should I activate Digital Editions anonymously or with an Adobe ID?

If you activate Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID you can do more with eBooks, such as downloading them to up to 6 computers and devices that use the same ID. I

f you use anonymous activation, you will only be able to read a downloaded Adobe eBook on that device.

You can activate using an Adobe ID at any time. However, if you activate Adobe Digital Editions with a different ID than you have already used, the eBooks you downloaded while using anonymous activation may no longer work.

How To Activate Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. The Setup Assistant dialog box is displayed: Click 'Continue'.
  3. The Authorize Computer screen is displayed.
  4. Enter your Adobe ID (email address) and password.
  5. If needed, get an Adobe ID --or-- 'Don't Authorize Computer'.
  6. Click 'Activate'.
  7. Your computer is activated to your Adobe ID: Click 'Finish'.

How To Deactivate Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Press Control-Shift-D (Command-Shift-D on a Mac)

How To Deactivate an E-reader in Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Press Control-Shift-E (Command-Shift-E on a Mac)

Support for Adobe Digital Editions

View frequently asked questions on the Adobe website.