Adobe Digital Editions Instructions for Libraries
Adobe Digital Editions - User's Guide
This is the Adobe Digital Editions Manual for libraries. It is assumed that the program will be installed and activated in accordance with the installation instructions.
The program begins by showing either the Library View or the Reading View. The Library View allows you to arrange your book collection, while the Reading View enables you to read, browse, print, and bookmark e-books as well as to conduct searches on the content. You can change the view by using the icons in the top right corner.
Borrowing and returning an e-book
Borrow an e-book from the Ellibs lending library by selecting the appropriate loan period below the title cover and by clicking on the link. The “ebx.etd” file which appears should be opened using the Adobe Digital Editions reader as shown in the picture below. If no program is installed, you will see an installation prompt when downloading the title. Sometimes Adobe Digital Editions reader is not included in the listed programs. In this case, you can save the file onto your computer and open it in the reader at a later date.
Once you have downloaded the e-book, Digital Editions will always open it in the Reading View. The book can now be read as normal. The book will remain in your library for the specified loan period, and you can use the reader even without an Internet connection.
You can return the e-book to the library before the loan period expires. In this case, the book is released to others before the deadline. Returning a book is easy: in the Library View, just click on “Return Borrowed Item” in the menu which can be opened at top right corner of the title
There is no need to return a borrowed e-book. When the loan period has expired, the title can no longer be read. The PDF file will remain on your computer, but you can delete the file. Delete the file by clicking (in the Library View) on “Delete Item” in the menu at the top right corner of the title.
You can re-borrow the e-book in the same way as you did the first time, provided that free copies of the title are available.