Community – Downloading a Digital Review Copy (DRC) to a Computer with Adobe Digital Editions

These instructions should be followed the first time you download an Edelweiss digital review copy to a particular computer. After that, files from Edelweiss will automatically open in the Adobe Digital Editions reader.

Please note that Kindle reader applications for PCs, Macs, and devices other than the Kindle e-reader itself are not compatible with Edelweiss digital review copies. (If you have an actual Kindle device, however, you can download the DRC – please refer to the Kindle instructions instead).

1.  Open Community and locate the title you want to download. Click the download icon (Or, click the Download button in an approval email).

 Make sure that you have the Standard Format selected on the pop-up instead of Kindle. Tap Continue.

A dialogue box will appear with a message reminding you that you are receiving a copyrighted file. You’ll then see a box like this (below). Click Download!


2.  If you do not already have Adobe Digital Editions software, click on the link in the message box, or here, to download the free software. There are versions for both PCs and Macs.

3.   When you install the software, you will be asked if you want to Authorize Computer. Select this option. If you already have an Adobe ID, enter it here (you may have one if you have read ebooks on another computer or mobile device before). Otherwise, click the link in that box to get an Adobe ID online and enter your Adobe ID here to authorize your computer.

4.  Once you have fully installed Adobe Digital Editions, switch back to Edelweiss, and click the Continue button on the Edelweiss box. Click OK for the file to be opened with Adobe Digital Editions.

6.   Adobe Digital Editions will open, and you can navigate and read the book from there.

Downloading your next review copy will be easy! From now on, you will just need to click on Download Digital Review Copy on a title (when available) in Edelweiss, and the file will automatically be opened in the Adobe Digital Editions reader.Mac users can sometimes have compatibility issues with ADE. If you’re having trouble, using your Safari browser can sometimes get you through. More troubleshooting tips here.