Auckland Libraries: BorrowBox on computer and Kobo

BorrowBox on computer and Kobo

Follow this guide to access BorrowBox eBooks on computer and Kobo eReader.

Download to computer


Before you get started

You will need an eBook vendor ID to authorise your computer.
If you don't have an Adobe ID, create an account on the Adobe website 
Make note of the email address and password you used when you sign up. You will use these for your eBook vendor ID on Adobe Digital Editions.

  1. Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Visit the Adobe Digital Editions website  and click the download link for either Macintosh or Windows.
  2. Once you have installed and opened Adobe Digital Editions, you should be prompted to authorise your computer. If you are not, click on Help, then Authorize computer.
  3. A dialog box will appear. If you have an Adobe ID, choose Adobe ID from the eBook Vendor options and enter your Adobe ID and password.
  4. Adobe Digital Editions with login area highlighted in red.
  5. If you do not have an Adobe ID, you can create an account on the Adobe website . The email and password you entered on the Adobe website will be your Adobe ID and password for Adobe Digital Editions. 
  6. ​Click Authorize to finish the process.
  7. Visit the BorrowBox website  and sign in with your library barcode number and PIN, the same one you use for your library account.

    Tip

    Forgot PIN/password? Reset it.

    No library card? Become a library member.

  8. To browse titles, select the eAudiobooks or eBooks icon on the menu. Or select the Search icon to search for a title.
  9. Click Borrow on available books. Then Confirm loan to check out the book. ​A message will appear telling you that the loan was successful. Click Reserve on books that are currently on loan.
  10. On the download page, click the Download for eReader (Adobe ePub) button.
    • If you get a pop-up message asking if you want to Open, Run or Save, make sure you choose Open with and choose Adobe Digital Editions.
    • If you don't get a pop-up message, check your Downloads folder for a file called URLLink.acsm and open it with Adobe Digital Editions.
  11. ​You can now read the eBook on your computer or laptop using Adobe Digital Editions.

Windows 8 RT users

Adobe Digital Editions is not compatible with Windows 8 RT.


Transfer to Kobo eReader

  1. Connect your eReader into your computer or laptop. It should appear in Adobe Digital Editions under Devices on the left-hand side.
  2. Click on the eBook, then drag it over to your eReader.
  3. Adobe Digital Editions with an item selected and an arrow pointing to Kobo.
  4. Disconnect your eReader and start reading.



Auckland Libraries:BorrowBox on computer and Kobo Follow this guide to access BorrowBox eBooks on computer and Kobo eReader.