Overdrive
troubleshooting guide
Fast track to ebooks

   
Step 1 Go to http://ccls.lib.overdrive.com/
 
Step 2 Download Adobe Digital Editions - right now  OR Click here for step by step instructions >>
 
Step 3 Why activate Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID?
Activating Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID allows you to do more with Adobe eBooks, such as downloading them on multiple computers and transferring them to supported portable devices. However, this is a matter of personal preference. Before deciding, please consider the following…

If you use anonymous activation, note these limitations…

You will only be able to read a downloaded Adobe eBook on a single computer.
You can activate using an Adobe ID at any time. However, if you activate Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID which has already been used on another computer, the Adobe eBooks you originally downloaded while using anonymous activation will no longer work.
If you use an Adobe ID…

You will be able to download an Adobe eBook on up to 6 computers/devices that have been activated with the same Adobe ID.
You will be able to transfer Adobe eBooks to supported eBook devices activated with the same Adobe ID.

How to
activate Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID:
1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
    The 'Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed.
2. Click 'Continue'.
    The 'Authorize Computer' screen is displayed.
3. Enter your Adobe ID (email address) and password.
    If needed, get an Adobe ID.
4. Click 'Activate'.
    Your computer is activated to your Adobe ID.
5. Click 'Finish' to close the 'Setup Assistant' dialog box.

You may choose to activate with an Adobe ID at any time by choosing the 'Authorize Computer' option in the 'Library' menu.
Step 4 Check out title then select download
 
Step 5 Adobe Digital Editions opens and downloads title
 
Step 6 Activate a supported eBook device using an Adobe ID

1. Connect the eBook device to your computer.
2. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
    Adobe Digital Editions launches and detects the eBook device. The 'Device Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed.
3. Click 'Authorize Device'.
    Adobe Digital Editions activates the eBook device. You can now transfer DRM-protected Adobe eBooks to the device.

Adobe Digital Editions and the eBook device must be activated with the same Adobe ID to transfer DRM-protected Adobe eBooks to the device.
Step 7 Transfer Adobe eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions

1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
2. Select the 'Library View' icon (in the upper left corner).
    The Adobe Digital Editions library is displayed.
3. Click on the Adobe eBook you want to transfer.
4. Drag the Adobe eBook 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.

Note that to transfer Adobe eBooks to a supported eBook device, Adobe Digital Editions and the eBook device must be activated using the same Adobe ID.
Step 8 Safely disconnect device and read title
 
Step 9 eBooks can be returned early via Adobe Digital Editions

1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
2. Select the 'Library View' icon (in the upper left corner).
    The Adobe Digital Editions library is displayed.
3. Under the 'Bookshelves' heading, select 'Borrowed'.
4. Click the eBook you want to return.
5. Click the 'Item Options' arrow (in the upper left corner of the selected eBook).
6. Select 'Return Borrowed Item'.
7. Click 'Return' to verify that you want to return the title.
    The eBook is returned.