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Old 08-11-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
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kobo touch and overdrive library books

I have set up a link to my local library's overdrive collection on my kobo touch browser. This lets me browse and select new books to borrow.

But there appears to be no way to actually download them directly to the touch because you have to go through ADE and all you get from the library is the .ascm file. So you always need to plug into a PC and manage the books via ADE.

Is there anyway around this? I'd love to be able to browse and download library books directly.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:46 AM   #2
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Not that I'm aware, no.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:27 AM   #3
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I don't think that you can download epubs directly since ADE looks after the borrowing part of checking out the books (love the returning early feature that ADE provides).
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:58 AM   #4
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I think you ccan go as far as checking the books out to make sure you've got them, but you have to use ADE on a PC to actually download them and transfer them.

I doubt Kobo will be investing any effort to make borrowing books from the library as convenient as buying from the Kobo store.
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I think you ccan go as far as checking the books out to make sure you've got them, but you have to use ADE on a PC to actually download them and transfer them.

I doubt Kobo will be investing any effort to make borrowing books from the library as convenient as buying from the Kobo store.
Never thought of it that way! You're right of course.

At least I can get to checkout stage anyway.
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Yes, I wouldn't think you would be able to directly load Adobe Digital Edition secured ebooks without passing them first through ADE. And since ADE does not run on the Kobo, you will always need to pass it though another computer running ADE to load them onto the Kobo.

Maybe one day Adobe will code a version of ADE that works in the 'cloud', like the Kobo shop. That might make it easier!

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