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    You can add books to your Kobo eReader by purchasing from the Kobo Store, borrowing from your public library, or by copying files from your computer to your eReader with a Micro USB or SD card.

    • Buying a book: You can buy eBooks on your eReader or from kobo.com. Once you've purchased a book, it will appear on your eReader after you sync.
    • Borrowing books from the public library: Most public libraries loan eBooks that you can read on your eReader.
    • Copying files onto your eReader: If you have a PDF or EPUB file, you can copy the file directly onto your eReader.
    • Copying files onto a Micro SD card: You can copy PDF or EPUB files onto a Micro SD card and load it onto your eReader. Note: Kobo Mini, Kobo Touch 2.0, and Kobo Glo HD do not have a Micro SD card slot.

    Buying a book on your Kobo eReader

    You can buy eBooks right on your eReader. All you'll need is a Wi Fi connection and a valid credit card.

    Once you've completed the checkout process, your book will appear on the Home screen.
    1. Go to your Home screen.
    2. Tap Bookstore.
    3. Tap Categories.
    4. Tap the category you're interested in.
    5. Tap a sub-category to begin browsing eBooks.
    6. Find an eBook you'd like to buy.
    7. Tap Buy next to the book you want to purchase.
    8. If you've shopped with Kobo before and saved your billing information, go to step 11.
    9. Use the keyboard to enter your billing address and credit card information.Note: We need your billing address to calculate taxes for your order based on your location.
    10. Tap Continue.
    11. Review your order.
    12. If you want to use a gift card or promo code, tap Add Gift Card or Add Promo Code, and provide the required information.
      Note: Promo codes can only be applied to eligible books or magazines, since not all publishers choose to take part in promotions.
    13. Tap Confirm.
    14. Tap Keep Shopping to buy more books, or return to the Home screen.
      Note: If you don't see the book you purchased on the Home screen, tap the Sync tile.

    Adding books (EPUB files) or PDFs to your Kobo eReader using Adobe Digital Editions

    You can use Adobe Digital Editions to add EPUB and PDF books that have Digital Rights Management (DRM). DRM prevents the unauthorized copying or redistribution of eBooks, to protect the rights of authors and publishers. Most public library eBooks are protected with DRM.

    Books that are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) have an .acsm file extension. This is a license for your book. You must be connected to the Internet when you open this file so that Adobe Digital Editions can verify the license and download the rest of the book.To learn more about adding books to your eReader using Adobe Digital Editions, click here.

    Adding books (EPUB files) or PDFs to your Kobo eReader using your PC

    You can connect your Kobo eReader to your Windows computer, and then drag and drop books into your eReader Library.

    1. Connect your eReader to your computer using a Micro USB cable.
    2. Tap Connect on your eReader.
    3. When Windows prompts you, click Open folder to view files.
      A desktop explorer window will open, showing the contents of your eReader.
    4. Open a second desktop explorer window, and display the books you want to add to your eReader.
    5. Drag and drop your books into the eReader.
    6. Eject your eReader when you're finished.

    Adding books (EPUB files) or PDFs to your Kobo eReader using your Mac

    You can connect your eReader to your Macintosh computer and then drag and drop books into your eReader Library. Before you begin, add the books to your computer.

    1. Connect your eReader to your computer using the a Micro USB cable.
    2. Tap Connect on your eReader.
    3. On your computer, open your Finder application.
    4. Select KOBOeReader from your list of devices.
    5. Open another Finder window and display the books you want to add to your eReader.
    6. Drag and drop your books into the KOBOeReader Finder window.
    7. Eject your eReader when you're finished.

    Adding books (EPUB files) or PDFs to your Kobo eReader using a Micro SD card

    You can use a Micro SD card to add books to your eReader. Note: Kobo Glo HD, Kobo Touch 2.0, and Kobo Mini do not have a Micro SD slot.

    1. Copy the books you want to add to your eReader to your Micro SD card.
    2. Turn off your eReader.
    3. Insert the Micro SD card into the eReader card slot.
    4. Turn your eReader back on. Your eReader will take a few moments to add your books to your Library.
    Note: When you remove the Micro SD card from your eReader, the books on the Micro SD card will no longer be available on your eReader.

    Borrowing an eBook from a public library

    You can borrow eBooks from most public libraries and read them on your Kobo eReader or tablet.

    Note: Because libraries have different methods of loaning eBooks, it's best to consult your own public library if you run into technical issues while borrowing an eBook.

    For Kobo eReaders

    Most public libraries use Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM) to protect their eBooks. To read DRM-protected eBooks on your Kobo eReader, you'll need free software called Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). ADE lets you load eBooks from the public library onto your eReader.

    Before borrowing an eBook from the public library, you'll need to:

    • Sign up for an Adobe ID from the Adobe website.
    • Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
    • Authorize your Kobo eReader with your Adobe ID using Adobe Digital Editions.

    To learn how to get started with Adobe Digital Editions and borrow books from your public library, click here.

    Troubleshooting Adobe Digital Editions

    • You can use ADE 3.0 to transfer library books to your Kobo eReader. To learn more about installing ADE 3.0, click here.
    • If you're using ADE 4.0 and don't want to downgrade to 3.0, you may need to re-authorize ADE before adding library books to your eReader. To learn more about re-authorizing ADE 4.0, click here.

    For Kobo tablets

    Kobo tablets operate on the Android platform and will run most apps that are compatible with Android. To borrow and read DRM-protected titles on a Kobo tablet, you'll need to download free apps (like Overdrive or Zinio) that your library uses. Your librarian can help figure out which app to choose for the best experience.