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eBooks: Setting Up Your Device

Before exploring the more than 200,000 titles in our collection, you will need to set up your computer or reader for DRM protected eBooks.  See the instructions below for advice on getting your device ready.

Need more help? Ask a Librarian. We'd be happy to set up an appointment to introduce you to eBooks at Hamilton.

Computers Readers
Mac OSX Android
Windows Apple iOS
  Kindle Fire
  Nook
 

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Computers

Mac OSX

An Adobe ID and Adobe Digital Editions software are required to download and read DRM protected eBooks.

 
Create an Adobe ID
  1. Go to the Adobe sign in page.
  2. Click Don't have an Adobe ID?.
  3. Complete the form and click Create.
 
Download Adobe Digital Editions
  1. From your computer, go to Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Click the Macintosh download link.
  3. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
 
Authorize Your Computer 
  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Click Help > Authorize Computer....
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password. Click Authorize.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Your computer is now set up to read Adobe DRM protected ebooks.
 
Next Steps
  1. Find eBooks at Hamilton.
  2. Get help viewing and downloading eBooks.

 

Windows

An Adobe ID and Adobe Digital Editions software are required to download and read DRM protected eBooks.

 
Create an Adobe ID
  1. Go to the Adobe sign in page.
  2. Click Don't have an Adobe ID?.
  3. Complete the form and click Create.
 
Download Adobe Digital Editions
  1. From your computer, go to Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Click the Windows download link.
  3. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
 
Authorize Your Computer 
  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Click Help > Authorize Computer....
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password. Click Authorize.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Your computer is now set up to read Adobe DRM protected ebooks.
 
Next Steps
  1. Find eBooks at Hamilton.
  2. Get help viewing and downloading eBooks.

 

 

Readers

Android

An Adobe ID and a reader app are required to download and read DRM protected eBooks.

 
Create an Adobe ID
  1. Go to the Adobe sign in page.
  2. Tap Don't have an Adobe ID?.
  3. Complete the form and tap Create.
 
Install and Authorize Bluefire Reader
  1. Install the Bluefire Reader app.
  2. Enter your Adobe ID and password. Click Authorize.
  3. When you download eBooks they will now open in Bluefire Reader.
 
Next Steps:
  1. Find eBooks at Hamilton.
  2. Get help viewing and downloading eBooks.

 

Apple iOS

An Adobe ID and a reader app are required to download and read DRM protected eBooks.

 
Create an Adobe ID
  1. Go to the Adobe sign in page.
  2. Tap Don't have an Adobe ID?.
  3. Complete the form and tap Create.
 
Install and Authorize Bluefire Reader
  1. Install the Bluefire Reader app.
  2. Enter your Adobe ID and password. Tap Authorize.
  3. When you download eBooks they will open in Bluefire Reader.
 
Next Steps:
  1. Find eBooks at Hamilton.
  2. Get help viewing and downloading eBooks.

 

Kindle Fire

DRM protected eBbooks must be downloaded to a computer and then transferred to your Kindle Fire. If you haven't already done so, you will need to create an Adobe ID and install  Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer.

 
Create an Adobe ID
  1. Go to the Adobe sign in page.
  2. Click Don't have an Adobe ID?.
  3. Complete the form and click Create.
 
Download Adobe Digital Editions On Your Computer
  1. From your computer, go to Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Click the Windows or Macintosh download link.
  3. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
 
Authorize Your Computer
  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Click Help > Authorize Computer....
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password. Click Authorize.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Your computer is now set up to download Adobe DRM protected ebooks.
 
Install and Authorize Bluefire Reader on your Kindle Fire
  1. Tap the Settings icon.
  2. Tap More.
  3. Scroll down to Device.
  4. Set Allow installation of Applications to ON and tap OK.
  5. Download Bluefire Reader.
  6. Tap the notification bar at the top of your Kindle Fire’s screen, select the file you just downloaded, and tap Install.
  7. Open the Bluefire Reader app and tap Info. Under Enable Adobe eBooks, tap Authorize.
  8. Enter your Adobe ID and password. Tap Continue.
  9. Your Kindle Fire is now ready to transfer books from your computer.
 
Find and Download Books on Your Computer
  1. Find eBooks at Hamilton.
  2. Get help viewing and downloading eBooks.
 
Transfer Books to Your Kindle Fire
  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
  2. Connect the Kindle Fire to your computer.
  3. Drag and drop your book from Adobe Digital Editions Library to your Kindle Fire.

 

Nook

DRM protected eBbooks must be downloaded to a computer and then transferred to your Nook. If you haven't already done so, you will need to create an Adobe ID and install  Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer.

 
Create an Adobe ID
  1. Go to the Adobe sign in page.
  2. Click Don't have an Adobe ID?.
  3. Complete the form and click Create.
 
Download Adobe Digital Editions On Your Computer
  1. From your computer, go to Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Click the Windows or Macintosh download link.
  3. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
 
Authorize Your Computer 
  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Click Help > Authorize Computer....
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password. Click Authorize.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Your computer is now set up to download Adobe DRM protected ebooks.
 
Find and Download Books on Your Computer
  1. Find eBooks at Hamilton.
  2. Get help viewing and downloading eBooks.
 
Transfer eBooks to Your Nook
  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
  2. Connect the Nook to your computer.
  3. Drag and drop eBooks from Adobe Digital Editions to the Nook.

 

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