How to download
library ebooks to your
iPad
Browse, check out, and download FREE
eBooks with your library card anytime
or ...
This show was created by librarians
at Boxford Town Library for libraries
that are part of the Merrimack Valley
Library Co...
But the directions work the same way
for any library that uses Overdrive,
including all of these and more!
Let’s
start!
On your iPad, open the App Store.
In the top right corner, type “overdrive.”
Select Overdrive Media Console.
The app should pop right up.
Install Overdrive!
When you open Overdrive for the first time, you’ll need to
authorize the app. Sign In or Register at Adobe.com.
Congrats! You’ve got Overdrive. Let’s download
something.
Select Get Books.
Select Add a Library.
Enter your library’s zip code or city and Search.
Select your library from the list.
You’ll see your library’s system appear.
Mark it as a favorite by selecting the star.
Tap on the name of the library system.
This will open your library system’s ebook
lending site. Fancy!
Select Sign In.
On the Sign In page, you’ll be
asked for your library card
number. This is located below
the barcode on your card.
Now you’re ready to search! Enter your search
terms in the box at the top right.
I searched for cats.
Your search results will look a bit like this.
Select the book you want. I went with this one.
Select Borrow to borrow the book.
Your Bookshelf will open. Select Download…
…then EPUB eBook…
…and finally Confirm & Download.
There’s the book! Tap to open it…
You’re ready to read!
This button gets you back to your bookshelf
when you’re done.
To return your book early, select the plus sign. A
menu will open. Select Return/Delete.
Voila! Your book is returned. Time to borrow
another one!
MORE QUESTIONS?
Drop by Boxford Town Library for help!
Monday 11:00 am
4:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm
No appointment required!
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Did you know that you can borrow library books on your iPad? Through your public library and the Overdrive app, you can borrow digital library books remotely! Watch this presentation to find out how!

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How to download library ebooks to your Apple device

  1. 1. How to download library ebooks to your iPad Browse, check out, and download FREE eBooks with your library card anytime or anywhere using Overdrive!
  2. 2. This show was created by librarians at Boxford Town Library for libraries that are part of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC.)
  3. 3. But the directions work the same way for any library that uses Overdrive, including all of these and more!
  4. 4. Let’s start!
  5. 5. On your iPad, open the App Store.
  6. 6. In the top right corner, type “overdrive.”
  7. 7. Select Overdrive Media Console.
  8. 8. The app should pop right up.
  9. 9. Install Overdrive!
  10. 10. When you open Overdrive for the first time, you’ll need to authorize the app. Sign In or Register at Adobe.com.
  11. 11. Congrats! You’ve got Overdrive. Let’s download something.
  12. 12. Select Get Books.
  13. 13. Select Add a Library.
  14. 14. Enter your library’s zip code or city and Search.
  15. 15. Select your library from the list.
  16. 16. You’ll see your library’s system appear.
  17. 17. Mark it as a favorite by selecting the star.
  18. 18. Tap on the name of the library system.
  19. 19. This will open your library system’s ebook lending site. Fancy!
  20. 20. Select Sign In.
  21. 21. On the Sign In page, you’ll be asked for your library card number. This is located below the barcode on your card.
  22. 22. Now you’re ready to search! Enter your search terms in the box at the top right.
  23. 23. I searched for cats.
  24. 24. Your search results will look a bit like this.
  25. 25. Select the book you want. I went with this one.
  26. 26. Select Borrow to borrow the book.
  27. 27. Your Bookshelf will open. Select Download…
  28. 28. …then EPUB eBook…
  29. 29. …and finally Confirm & Download.
  30. 30. There’s the book! Tap to open it…
  31. 31. You’re ready to read!
  32. 32. This button gets you back to your bookshelf when you’re done.
  33. 33. To return your book early, select the plus sign. A menu will open. Select Return/Delete.
  34. 34. Voila! Your book is returned. Time to borrow another one!
  35. 35. MORE QUESTIONS? Drop by Boxford Town Library for help! Monday 11:00 am 4:00 pm Wednesday 3:00 pm No appointment required! Boxford Town Library 10 Elm Street Boxford, MA

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