Some of the Burke Library's e-books are protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) systems.
DRM systems control the use of digital content, such as downloadable songs, DVDs and CDs, games, and of course, e-books.
Databases containing DRM-protected e-books are:
To download DRM-protected library e-books, you need Adobe® Digital Editions (ADE) software.
To download a DRM-protected book to your e-device, follow these steps in this order:
This video will explain what Adobe Digital Editions is and why you need it. It will also walk you through the steps to download and install the free software on your computer.
This video will show you how to transfer a downloaded e-book from your computer to an e-reader using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).
The five basic steps for uploading an e-book to an e-reader are:
1. Connect your e-reader to your computer using its USB cable.
2. Download an e-book to your computer and save it in Adobe Digital Editions.
3. Open Adobe Digital Editions and your e-reader will automatically appear in your ADE library
4."Grab and Drag" the e-book to your e-reader. Congratulations! The uploaded e-book is now on your e-reader.
5. Safely eject your e-reader from your computer and you will see the uploaded e-book within your device.
Help for specific e-readers: NOTE- YouTube offers many good videos on how to upload e-books onto different e-readers.
On a Library Computer:
Some of our ebooks can be viewed ONLY on a laptop or a desktop computer and may not be downloaded into a separate reader.
Some of our e-books can be downloaded ONLY to a laptop, but no other device (like an e-reader, tablet, or smartphone).
Here is more information about Downloading E-books.