BorrowBox eBook Help for eReaders

If you have a smart device/phone you  can download eBooks (and  eAudiobooks) by installing the BorrowBox app via AppStore or Google Play Store.

Before you start using our BorrowBox eBook collection on an eReader you need to: 

1) Check your device is compatible
2) Create an Adobe ID
3) Authorise and Install Adobe Digital Editions software to your computer
4) Download eBook to computer via BorrowBox website
5) Transfer eBook to device

1) Check my device is compatible

For an eReader to be compatible with BorrowBox it must work with Adobe Digital Editions software.  

Note: If your eReader’s user manual states that it is compatible with Adobe Digital Editions eBooks, Adobe DRM or Adobe Digital Editions then it would be safe to assume that the device is compatible with BorrowBox. If you find this is not the case, please contact the place of purchase or manufacturer to report this discrepancy.

2) Create an Adobe Digital ID

  • Go to the Create Adobe ID sign in page and fill in the form to create your ID ( NOTE: You need to have an email address to create your Adobe ID)
  • Click on the Create button
  • A confirmation message will appear and your Adobe ID has been created
  • You will need to authorise your Adobe Digital Editions software with this ID ( see Step 3)

3) Authorise and Install Adobe Digital Editions

  • If using a computer or compatible eReader,  you need to download Adobe Digital Editions software to read and download eBooks from BorrowBox.
  • Download the Adobe Digital Editions software click at :
  • When requested to authorise software use your Adobe ID, as created in Step 3.

4) Download eBook to computer via BorrowBox website

  • Sign In to BorrowBox
  • Browse eBooks and make selection to borrow.
  • On the download page press the Download eBook button.
  • When you get a pop-up dialogue box asking you whether you would like to "Open, Run or Save", make sure that you select Open With and choose Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Adobe Digital Editions will then import the eBook file and you can find it in the Borrowed section on the left side.

5) Transfer an eBook to an eReader device 

  • Attach your eReader device to your computer using connection cable provided with eReader.
  • Downloaded eBook will appear in Adobe Digital Editions in the list on the left side.
  • Now click and drag the eBook onto the device. 


Visit the BorrowBox Help pages for more information and FAQs