Saturday, October 2, 2010

Compatible Library2Go eBook Devices

This as of Aug. 31, 2010. For the full updated list, visit OverDrive's Device Resource Center.

Library2Go eBooks are protected using Adobe ® Digital Rights Management (DRM). Here is a listing of devices and computers that are currently compatible with Library2Go eBooks and the software required to make it all work:

Compatible eBook Readers
Why isn’t Kindle™ on this list?

The Kindle does not currently support the Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection publishers and suppliers require for Adobe EPUB and PDF eBooks offered through Library2Go.

If you're interested in the technical reasons behind the Kindle's incompatibility with Library2Go books, Jason Griffey, a librarian, technologist, writer and speaker, has written a long but clear post about it in his blog, Pattern Recognition.

Why isn't Apple's iPad on this list?

Actually, it will be eventually. OverDrive says they're working on it.

Compatible Computers

Windows® desktop, laptop & netbook computers with:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows 2000 SP4
Mac® desktop & laptop computers with:
  • Mac OS® X v10.6
  • Mac OS® X v10.5
  • Mac OS® X v10.4.10
Required Software

To read Library2Go eBooks on your computer or transfer them to a compatible device, download and install the free Adobe Digital Editions software.

Note: the eBook reader software that came with your device does not replace Adobe Digital Editions. You'll still need Adobe Digital Editions software to download Library2Go eBooks.

Contact us if you have any questions or encounter any issues.