Downloading and Installing

Downloading and Reading your ebook from University of Toronto Bookstore

Your ebook can be read on nearly all devices that can read a pdf.  The ebook is an enhanced pdf file that has some special features included such as a linked table of contents and hyperlinks throughout the books.  It can be read on both Mac and PC and copied from your Mac or PC to an iPad, tablet or smart phone. 

Step 1:  Install Adobe(R) Digital Editions Reader Software on Your Computer

Click the following link to begin installing Adobe(R) Digital Editions (ADE) reader software on your computer.

Adobe Digital Editions is an ereader software program that allows you to read ebooks protected with Digital Rights Management.  It has several features such as note taking, highlighting and the ability to book mark.

The first time you open a protected ebook, ADE will ask you to authorize your computer. The best way to do this is to supply an Adobe ID, associating the book with your ID. If you later open the book on another computer or device, you can simply supply the same ID to open the book.

If you donít have an Adobe ID, click here to create one.  After creating the ID on the Adobe website, you can close that browser window, return to ADE, and enter the newly-created Adobe ID.

It is possible to authorize the ebook without an Adobe ID, but you will not be able to transfer it to another device (with an Adobe ID the ebook can be placed on up to 6 devices.  Note Ė it can only be read on one device at a time).

Hint: your Adobe ID is your email address. 

Step 2: Download the ebook to Your Computer or mobile device

You should receive an invoice email once you complete the transaction. Click the download link contained in your invoice. Open the downloaded file (the download will now start, depending on the speed of your internet connection, the download time will vary as the file is quite large).

After the eBook finishes downloading, you will see it displayed in the "All Items" bookshelf in your ADE software.