Originally Posted by wildstar
If Ottawa's ebook lending system is anything like Vancouver's, for ePub books you download an ".acsm" file from their website. When you open that file using ADE, it appears in ADE as a DRMd ePub file. ADE will show how long the lending period is for, and allows you to "return" the book before the expiry period. If you have your Kobo or Sony connected to your computer when you start ADE, it will recognize the device and allow you to copy the ePub over to the device.
Unless I am mistaken, all public libraries in Canada use Overdrive for their digital collections. Ottawa Public Library most certainly does.
The only addition that I can make is a requirement for both
ADE instances (1.computer, 2. ebook reader) to be authorized with the same Adobe account/key. Then and only then can you borrow a book from the library and read it either on your PC or on your ADE-capable reader. The installation wizard will lead you through the authorization of the computer when you install ADE, once ADE is running on a computer, it should
ask you to authorize the reader when it senses its presence.