PDF

PDF is one of the most widely used eBook formats. These eBooks are .pdf files, and can be used on most eReaders and mobile devices.  PDF eBooks display best on larger screens like your computer screen or a tablet device such as an iPad. PDF files are capable of bookmarks, highlighting, search, and printing (if allowed by the book publisher).

Software Requirements

Adobe Digital Editions or any PDF viewer like Adobe Reader

The eBooks that we've classified simply as "PDF" are not protected by Adobe DRM. This means that they behave just like any other .pdf file. You can read them with any program that will open .pdf files, including Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, and others.

If you would like to read on a dedicated eReader device such as the Nook, Sony Reader, or BeBook, you can transfer the eBook to that device just like you would any other file.

Bluefire Reader

PDF eBooks can be read on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. First, download the eBook to your computer. Then, transfer the eBook to your device with Bluefire Reader.

Aldiko Book Reader

PDF eBooks can be read on your Android mobile phone or tablet. First, download the eBook to your computer. Then, transfer the eBook to your device with Aldiko Book Reader.

Supported Devices

Computers

Windows, Mac, and any system that can use an ePub viewing program.

Dedicated eReaders

Sony Reader, Nook, Kobo eReader, BeBook, Cybook, Pandigital Novel, and more.

Apple iOS

iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch with iOS version 4 or higher.

Android Devices

Android mobile phones with OS 2.1 or higher.

Android tablets such as Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

More Information

Check Adobe's full list of supported devices to see whether your device is included.

If you're not sure whether your device is supported, please contact us.

Need help with PDF eBooks? Go to our eBook Issues FAQ.

eReading devices supporting this format:

eBooks for Kobo Vox

Kobo Vox

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eBooks for Mac OS X

Mac OS X

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eBooks for Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom

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eBooks for Nextbook Premium Tablets

Nextbook Premium Tablets

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eBooks for Nextbook Tablets

Nextbook Tablets

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eBooks for Nook 1st Edition

Nook 1st Edition

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eBooks for Nook Touch

Nook Touch

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eBooks for Pandigital Novel

Pandigital Novel

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eBooks for Samsung E60

Samsung E60

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eBooks for Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab

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eBooks for Sony Reader PRS 500

Sony Reader PRS 500

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eBooks for Sony Reader PRS 505

Sony Reader PRS 505

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eBooks for Sony Reader PRS 700

Sony Reader PRS 700

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eBooks for Sony Reader WiFi

Sony Reader WiFi

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eBooks for Sony Tablet S

Sony Tablet S

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eBooks for Windows PC

Windows PC

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