PDF (Adobe DRM)

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

The eBooks that we've classified as "PDF (Adobe DRM)" are .pdf files that are protected by Adobe's DRM system, so they must be downloaded through Adobe Digital Editions. Before you download any eBooks, it's very important that you "authorize" your copy of Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID. Our Adobe Digital Editions page has step-by-step instructions for this.

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 via Adobe Digital Editions. See more supported devices below.

Bluefire Reader

PDF (Adobe DRM) eBooks can be read on your iPad. First, download the eBook to your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. Then, transfer the eBook to your device with Bluefire Reader. It's also possible to use these eBooks on your iPhone or iPod Touch, but we recommend the ePub format instead because it will display much better on the small screen.

Aldiko Book Reader

PDF (Adobe DRM) eBooks can be read on your Android tablet. First, download the eBook to your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. Then, transfer the eBook to your device with Aldiko Book Reader. It's also possible to use these eBooks on your Android smartphone, but we recommend the ePub format instead because it will display much better on the small screen.

Supported Devices

Computers

Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X

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.

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eBook downloads for Acer Iconia Tab

Acer Iconia Tab

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eBooks for Acer Lumiread

Acer Lumiread

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eBooks for Aluratek Libre

Aluratek Libre

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eBooks for Android Tablets

Android Tablets

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eBooks for Apple - iPad 2

Apple - iPad 2

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eBooks for Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini

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eBooks for ARCHOS eReader

ARCHOS eReader

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eBooks for ARCHOS Tablet

ARCHOS Tablet

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eBooks for Cybook Gen3

Cybook Gen3

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eBooks for Cybook Opus

Cybook Opus

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eBooks for Cybook Orizon

Cybook Orizon

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eBooks for ECTACO jetBook

ECTACO jetBook

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eBooks for ECTACO jetBook K-12

ECTACO jetBook K-12

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eBooks for ECTACO jetBook LITE

ECTACO jetBook LITE

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eBooks for ECTACO jetBook mini

ECTACO jetBook mini

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eBooks for Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7

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eBooks for Kobo eReader

Kobo eReader

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eBooks for Kobo eReader Touch

Kobo eReader Touch

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