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Adding eBooks to the Sony Reader from OverDrive

Instructions for Mac
(click here for Windows instructions)

Adding ePUB and PDF books

In order to add ePub and PDF books to your Sony Reader device, you will need to install the Reader Library software.

Connect your device to the Mac. You will see on your desktop a drive labeled SETTING. Open SETTING and double click the SETUP READER LIBRARY FOR MAC program. Follow the prompts to install the software on your computer.

Go to the Overdrive website and download an ebook. When given the option of either saving the file or opening it with Adobe Digital Editions, select Open With and choose Reader Library.app from the drop down menu. If Reader Library.app does not appear in this menu, it is because the software was not installed.


Once the ebook has finished downloading, it will be displayed within the Library section in the Reader Library program. For your convenience, the title's expiration date will be displayed in the rightmost column.

Before you can transfer the ebook to your Sony Reader, you'll need to authorize it from within the Reader Library software. To do so, choose "eBook Store" from the left navigation menu and create an account. Once registration is complete, Reader Library will then detect your device and prompt you to authorize it. Click the "Authorize" button.

After your device has been authorized, go to your Library and click and drag your eBook to the "Reader" item on the left hand menu (it should appear underneath "eBook Store"). Disconnect your device by clicking the eject button and you're all set!

Adding .WMA audio files

The Sony Reader cannot play .WMA files.

Adding .MP3 audio files

The Sony Reader cannot play .MP3 files.

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