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Android devices (Aldiko installation)

Creating an Adobe ID

  1. Go to Adobe sign-in page.

  2. Click Get an Adobe ID

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  3. Fill in the form and write down the email address and the password you chose. Check the box "I have read and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy", then click Sign up.

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Your Adobe ID is the email address you used in the form. Don't forget to write it down, along with the password you chose: you will need this information to configure the software and devices you will be using to read ebooks.

Installing Aldiko Book Reader (Android & Kobo Arc)

Other free applications are also available. Don't hesitate to try them.

  1. From your device's startup screen, go to the Google Play Store.

    You can also directly download the application.

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  2. Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the screen and search for Aldiko. Select the first result, Aldiko Book Reader.

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  3. Tap on the Install button.

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  4. Click Accept to authorize the installation. This may take a few minutes.

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  5. When the installation is complete, click Open to start the app.

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  6. When the app opens, click on the library icon in the upper left corner. When the left menu opens, click About.

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  7. In the settings menu, click Adobe DRM.

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  8. Type in your Adobe ID (email address) and the password you chose when you created the account, then click Log in.

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Your device is now set up to read ebooks. You will not have to redo the previous steps.

Checking out and opening a book in Aldiko Book Reader (Android & Kobo Arc)

  1. In your device's Internet browser, find the book you want to borrow on Chinook Arch Regional Library System.

  2. In the results page or in the book's details page , click Borrow.

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  3. On the loan confirmation page, click Download. You may also download this ebook by following the link that was sent to you by email.

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    You have 24 hours to download the borrowed ebook. Downloading it on multiple devices is possible, as long as they are all authorized with the same Adobe ID.

  4. In the "Complete action using" window, click Aldiko.

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  5. The book will open in Aldiko Book Reader at the first page. To go back to your library, tap the screen, then click on the return to the library icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

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Returning a borrowed book in Aldiko Book Reader (Android & Kobo Arc)

  1. In your Aldiko Book Reader library, do a long press on the book you want to return until a menu appears. Then tap on the three vertical squares in the upper right corner of the screen and choose Return borrowed item.

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  2. Choose OK to confirm the return.

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  3. You can also return a book in the tile view. To switch to this view, tap on the icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Then tap on the three vertical squares in the upper right corner of the book you wish to return and choose Return borrowed item.

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  4. In a few minutes, Chinook Arch Regional Library System will have processed your return and the borrowed book will disappear from your account.