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eBooks at Valencia College Library: Software

Adobe Digital Editions for the Nook

Adobe Digital Editions allows users to view and manage eBooks from a desktop computer/laptop. Copy-protected eBooks can be transferred from a personal computer to other computers or devices. Adobe Digital Editions supports industry-standard eBook formats, including EPUB and PDF.


To transfer EPUB or PDF format eBooks with Adobe DRM from your computer to your NOOK, you’ll need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer. From there, you’ll be able to transfer supported eBook files to your NOOK.

NOTE: Using ADE will work with transferring both Adobe DRM content and DRM-free content.


Step 1: Get started by installing Adobe Digital Editions

  • Download and install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
  • When prompted, select Authorize Computer.
  • If you don’t already have an Adobe ID, click the Get an Adobe ID link to create an Adobe account.
  • When you’re done, return to Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Enter your Adobe ID and password, and click Activate. 

Step 2: Authorize your NOOK with Adobe Digital Editions

  • Start Digital Editions  NOTE: If your NOOK is already connected to your computer, Digital Editions might not see your device. Unmount/disconnect your NOOK before launching Digital Editions.)
  • Connect your NOOK to your computer using the micro-USB cable provided with your device.
  • Select your NOOK in the “Devices” in the left column.
  • Then click the gear icon to show the Device Options menu, and select Authorize Device…
  • In the dialog that appears, select your Adobe ID, and click “Authorize Device” to complete the process. 
  • Your NOOK will now be authorized to read DRM-protected content from Adobe Digital Editions. 

Step 3: Download and transfer books to start reading