Kobo Compatible with KDL eBooks

If you haven’t heard, Borders has decided to join the rapidly expanding eReader market with a new device called Kobo, which they hope will compete with the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble nook.

OverDrive, one of KDL’s eBook services, has recently announced that the Kobo is compatible with both Adobe EPUB and PDF eBooks downloaded from the library. Both eBook formats can be easily transferred to the device using free Adobe Digital Editions software.

You can always find the complete list of compatible eReader devices on OverDrive’s website, but here’s a quick summary for those of you in the market for an eBook device:

Compatible with KDL eBooks:

Incompatible with KDL eBooks:

Don’t have an eReader device? Don’t worry — eBooks can be read right on your computer as long as you download the free Adobe Digital Editions software.

Check out KDL’s collection of eBooks today at http://ebooks.mcls.org


Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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3 Responses to “Kobo Compatible with KDL eBooks”

  1. Dave Says:

    Overdrive is a step in the right direction, but I can’t find many interesting books on it. It seems like none of the books are popular / best sellers…

  2. Sheri Says:

    Hi Dave,

    Feel free to use our Recommend a Purchase form to suggest titles that you’d like to see added to OverDrive. Just choose “eBook” or “eAudiobook” and our staff will do their best to add them if possible (depending on if an eBook edition is available from the publisher, of course.)

    KDL Webmaster

  3. David Teitsma Says:

    Thanks, I’ll suggest a couple.