Created on: 2020/07/18
Last updated on: 2021/10/11
Download the free software Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) for Windows or Mac here. Adobe Digital Editions
Click on "Run". Check "I accept the license agreement" and then select "Next" twice
Enter a target directory as the storage location of the program and click on "Install". Click on "Finish" and finally on "DONE".
In Adobe Digital Editions, click on "Help" → "Authorize Computer".
If you do not have an Adobe ID, click on "Create Adobe ID". You will be redirected to the Adobe registration page. Fill in the fields.
Your email address given here will be your Adobe ID in the future. Note your password. You'll need it in the next step. Finally click on "Register".
Switch back to "Adobe Digital Editions": Enter your Adobe ID and password and click on "Authorize". Finally select "OK".
Visit the Onleihe site of your library. Once you have found a title that you like, hover over "Borrow now" with your mouse, select the desired lending period from the pop-up menu and click on "Borrow now".
If a title is not available, you can reserve it and will be notified by email as soon as it is available.
You will be asked to register at your Onleihe. Select your library and then enter your user number and password according to the information above the login mask.
Finally click on "Download".
Choose "Open" → "Adobe Digital Editions" → "OK".
Adobe Digital Editions starts and the eBook opens directly. You are now in reading mode. Click on "Library" in the top left to return to the menu.
Connect your eBook reader to the computer via a USB cable. After a short time your reader will appear under the heading "Devices". Click on the eBook and drag it onto the icon of the eBook reader.
You can now disconnect the eReader from the PC and start reading.
The return takes place automatically at the end of the lending period. If you would like to return the eBook before the end of the lending period, proceed as follows:
Open Adobe Digital Editions and right-click on the eBook you want to return. Select "Return borrowed medium".
The eBook will then be deleted from your device and your Onleihe account and can be borrowed by other users.