How do I add a book to Kobo Desktop?

Adding books to Kobo Desktop

You can use Kobo Desktop to find your next great read in the Kobo Bookstore. When you buy books in Kobo Desktop you’ll find them in your Library the next time you sync your Kobo eReader, Kobo tablet, or Kobo app.

To buy books using Kobo Desktop, on your computer:

  1. Launch the Kobo Desktop application.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Click Bookstore at the top of the screen.
  4. Browse or search for a book you're interested in.
  5. Once you've found a book, click Buy Now.
  6. If you've shopped with Kobo before and saved your billing information you can skip to step 9.
  7. Enter your credit card information.
  8. Enter your billing address and phone number.?
    Note: We need your billing address to calculate taxes for your order based on your location.
  9. To use a gift card:
    1. Click the Use it here link.
    2. Select the type of gift card and enter your gift card number.
      Note: If your card has a PIN printed on the back, enter that number too.
    3. Click Apply to confirm the Gift Card number
  10. To use a promo code:
    1. Click the Use it here link.
    2. Enter your promo code.
    3. Click Apply.
  11. Review your order details.
  12. Click Buy Now.
    A purchase confirmation will appear.
  13. Click Update Library to add your new book to your library.

Removing or deleting a book from your Library with Kobo Desktop

Your Library is stored in the Kobo Cloud – a safe, free online storage area – so you can manage the amount of memory your books use on your eReader. You download books when you’re ready to read, and when you’re finished, you can remove them from your device or delete them entirely from your Library.

To remove or delete a book from your eReader using Kobo Desktop:

  1. Launch Kobo Desktop on your computer.
  2. Connect your eReader to your computer.
  3. Sign in to your account.
  4. Click the Library.
  5. Click the icon beside a book to add or remove it from your eReader.


  1. Right-click the book you want to remove or delete.
  2. Click Remove from eReader or Delete from Library.
  3. Click Yes to confirm you’d like to remove or delete the book.


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