Download eBooks to Your Computer

You can download eBooks that can be viewed on your computer or transferred to a mobile device.

EPUB eBook Quick Start Guide:

  • Grab your current Grand County Library Card.
  • Download the free Adobe Digital Editions eBook software onto your computer.  All EPUB eBooks that you check-out from the download page will be managed in this software.  This is also the software you will use to transfer EPUB eBooks to a compatible device.
  • Get a free username and password to authorize your computer and device.


Browse and Check Out a EPUB eBook

  • Activate Adobe Digital Editions on your computer  (it must be the SAME Adobe ID as your mobile device).
  • Go to the OverDrive Catalog.
  • Log in with your library card number.
  • Choose a title that you would like to download.
  • Click Borrow (if it says 'Place a Hold', enter your email to be notified when it's available).
  • Choose Download (Select one format).
  • Check EPUB eBook.
  • Click Confirm & Download.
  • Choose 'Open With' Adobe Digital Editions (not Save).
  • Book will download to Adobe Digital Editions.


Transfer an EPUB eBook to a Mobile Device via a USB cable

  • Activate your mobile device with your Adobe ID (it must be the SAME Adobe ID as your computer).
  • Connect your device to your computer via the USB cable. 
  • In Adobe Digital Editions library view, select a title you would like to transfer.
    (Note: reader must be connected to computer; wireless won't work)
  • Drag the title to the eBook device icon in the left pane of Adobe Digital Editions.
  • The Copy Documents dialog box is displayed and the title is transferred.
  • When transfer is complete, the Copy Documents dialog box closes.
  • You can now disconnect the device.

See instructions for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch
See instructions for Kindle
See instructions for NOOK


 See OverDrive help for more information