Q. Can I read eBooks without using Adobe Digital Editions?
To read OverDrive books, you will most likely need to have Adobe Digital Editions. Other services use different apps. Adobe Digital Editions is never required for mobile devices.
See our Digital Media page for more information.
Dedicated eReaders: Kindles do not require Adobe Digital Editions. Nook Tablets use the same apps as mobile devices, and do not need Adobe Digital Editions. Nook Simple Touches and Kobo readers do require Adobe Digital Editions to transfer titles from computer to device.
Computers (desktops/laptops): Many Overdrive titles are available in ePub format, which can be read through your web browser. The Kindle format is available for some titles, and can also be used by downloading the free Kindle app to your computer. 3M Cloud Library titles use the 3M Cloud Reader app. Ebrary titles can be read through your web browser without checkout or download.