Enjoying eBooks & Audiobooks
from
Lancashire County Library
Getting started
www.lancashire.gov.uk
You can
Read eBooks and listen to Audio Books
from Lancashire County Library
To get started…
Visit our Download Library at
www.lancashire.gov.uk/ebooks
Browse the Library …
Using the Menu or Search for an
author or title
Show me…
There are lots of ways to help you
find the book you want
Details
To see full details of the book plus
other similar items, click more
Options…
Hover over a title to see your choices
eBooks and Audio
eBooks are shown with a book symbol,
Audiobooks with headphones.
A black symbol means a book is available...
Available now
You can choose to only view books that
can be borrowed straightaway.
Sample eBooks
Click ‘Sample’ and you’ll see a guide
to reading online and then enjoy
excerpts
Sample Audio
Click to sample an Audiobook and
you’ll hear a few minutes excerpt
To borrow you’ll need…
• your library card number
• and library PIN
our Library eBooks and Audio
May only be
borrowed by
library members
living in the
Lancashire area
Most adjacent
authoriti...
Login to your account
To borrow, reserve and add
to your wish list
One click
You can now Browse and Borrow
or Reserve with one click
Within your internet browser using
OverDrive Read without downloading
Read anywhere
you can read and access all features
Read anywhere
includes many new features
 Read a sample before you borrow
 One click to Borrow
 One click to Return
 R...
Read Anywhere
To find titles you can read on or offline
Click on OverDrive READ in Format
Borrow to Read
To read the whole book anywhere, you
must borrow it from the library first
Bookshelf
Go to your bookshelf to see your loans
Click on ‘Read (in your browser)’
OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader which
is compatible with most of today’s popular devices.
Note that, on a W...
Reading Options
when the book opens in a new tab or
window
You can begin to read and have
various reading and navigation
o...
Click on the
OverDrive Read
symbol to see
your options
Reading Options
Click at the bottom
of the window to
bring up the m...
Reading Options
Click to go to any
chapter of the
book
Or
Word search the
whole book*
(*This feature is only
available whe...
You can adjust the size of
the text or alter the
appearance of the page
Reading Options
Bookmarks
You bookmark or make notes on any page
Read later
When you’ve finished reading
Just add the page to your browser favorites to
make it easy to come back and conti...
Anytime up to
the expiry date
or Read in your
browser on a
different device
Read later
You can come back and read more
You...
Within your internet browser using
OverDrive Listen without downloading
Listen anywhere
you can listen to Audiobooks
Bookshelf
Go to your bookshelf to see your loans
Click on ‘Listen (in your
browser)’
OverDrive Listen is a browser-based eBook reader
which is compatible with most of today’s popular devices.
Note that, on a...
You can adjust your settings, mark
your place or even record highlights
Listening Options
Listen later
When you’ve finished reading
Just add the page to your browser favorites to
make it easy to come back and con...
Anytime up to the expiry
date
or Listen in your browser
on a different device
Listen later
You can come back and listen ag...
Read Everywhere
Once you have borrowed a Library eBook
As well as ‘Read’ or ‘Listen’ in your browser,
you can download it ...
Formats
eBooks and Audio
are available in
several formats to
suit different
computers and
devices
Download
If you want to
download a book,
you will need to
choose the right
format.
You can search for
books compatible
wit...
Before you Download
 You’ll need to
download & install
software on your
computer
 Register with an
email address
 Downl...
Once downloaded…
• eBooks can be transferred to
most eReaders
• Audio books can be transferred to
most Audio players or CD
Library eBooks can be read on…
a PC or laptop
 a tablet or
smart phone
Library eBooks can be read on…
most eReaders but not Kindles
Library eBooks can’t be
wirelessly downloaded to
your eRea...
BUT Library eBooks can be downloaded
wirelessly and read on Tablets
including Kindle Fire
a PC or laptop
 a tablet or
smart phone
You can listen to Library audio books
on…
You can listen to Library audio books
on…
most Audio players
 or on your stereo
if you transfer them to CD
Downloading
For details on downloading Library
eBooks and Audio for your device
See our separate guides:
http://slidesha.r...
Help and Support
If you need help with using Library books
You’ll find lots in the Library
Help and Support
If you are having a problem with
Library books
Use the Support link under ? Help
to contact us
bit.ly/ebo...
Your account
You can now view your eBook and
Audiobook loans and reservations
Within your main library account
bit.ly/libl...
Library catalogue
You can now browse, borrow and reserve
eBooks and Audiobooks
We are adding them to the main library
cata...
New! also available
We now have a separate eBook and
Audiobook Library especially for Kids
Suitable for children up to 11-...
Find out more about the services
Lancashire Libraries
have available for you
www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries
www.lancashir...
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Getting Started will tell you the basics about using Lancashire's eBook & Audiobook Library, including starting to reading or listen straightaway anywhere on anything using your browser. www.lancashire.gov.uk/ebooks

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Enjoying eBooks ~ Getting Started

  1. 1. Enjoying eBooks & Audiobooks from Lancashire County Library Getting started www.lancashire.gov.uk
  2. 2. You can Read eBooks and listen to Audio Books from Lancashire County Library
  3. 3. To get started… Visit our Download Library at www.lancashire.gov.uk/ebooks
  4. 4. Browse the Library … Using the Menu or Search for an author or title
  5. 5. Show me… There are lots of ways to help you find the book you want
  6. 6. Details To see full details of the book plus other similar items, click more
  7. 7. Options… Hover over a title to see your choices
  8. 8. eBooks and Audio eBooks are shown with a book symbol, Audiobooks with headphones. A black symbol means a book is available, grey, it’s on loan and can be reserved
  9. 9. Available now You can choose to only view books that can be borrowed straightaway.
  10. 10. Sample eBooks Click ‘Sample’ and you’ll see a guide to reading online and then enjoy excerpts
  11. 11. Sample Audio Click to sample an Audiobook and you’ll hear a few minutes excerpt
  12. 12. To borrow you’ll need… • your library card number • and library PIN
  13. 13. our Library eBooks and Audio May only be borrowed by library members living in the Lancashire area Most adjacent authorities also offer a similar service to their users
  14. 14. Login to your account To borrow, reserve and add to your wish list
  15. 15. One click You can now Browse and Borrow or Reserve with one click
  16. 16. Within your internet browser using OverDrive Read without downloading Read anywhere you can read and access all features
  17. 17. Read anywhere includes many new features  Read a sample before you borrow  One click to Borrow  One click to Return  Read Anywhere  Online or Offline*  No software needed  No registration necessary
  18. 18. Read Anywhere To find titles you can read on or offline Click on OverDrive READ in Format
  19. 19. Borrow to Read To read the whole book anywhere, you must borrow it from the library first
  20. 20. Bookshelf Go to your bookshelf to see your loans Click on ‘Read (in your browser)’
  21. 21. OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader which is compatible with most of today’s popular devices. Note that, on a Windows PC, if you are still using an old Internet Explorer browser, you’ll need to switch to a modern browser, e.g. Firefox or Chrome.
  22. 22. Reading Options when the book opens in a new tab or window You can begin to read and have various reading and navigation options
  23. 23. Click on the OverDrive Read symbol to see your options Reading Options Click at the bottom of the window to bring up the menu
  24. 24. Reading Options Click to go to any chapter of the book Or Word search the whole book* (*This feature is only available when you are online)
  25. 25. You can adjust the size of the text or alter the appearance of the page Reading Options
  26. 26. Bookmarks You bookmark or make notes on any page
  27. 27. Read later When you’ve finished reading Just add the page to your browser favorites to make it easy to come back and continue reading where you left off.
  28. 28. Anytime up to the expiry date or Read in your browser on a different device Read later You can come back and read more You can return a book before it expires, provided you have not clicked Download
  29. 29. Within your internet browser using OverDrive Listen without downloading Listen anywhere you can listen to Audiobooks
  30. 30. Bookshelf Go to your bookshelf to see your loans Click on ‘Listen (in your browser)’
  31. 31. OverDrive Listen is a browser-based eBook reader which is compatible with most of today’s popular devices. Note that, on a Windows PC, if you are still using an old Internet Explorer browser, you’ll need to switch to a modern browser, e.g. Firefox or Chrome.
  32. 32. You can adjust your settings, mark your place or even record highlights Listening Options
  33. 33. Listen later When you’ve finished reading Just add the page to your browser favorites to make it easy to come back and continue listening where you left off.
  34. 34. Anytime up to the expiry date or Listen in your browser on a different device Listen later You can come back and listen again You can return a book before it expires, provided you have not clicked Download
  35. 35. Read Everywhere Once you have borrowed a Library eBook As well as ‘Read’ or ‘Listen’ in your browser, you can download it to any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  36. 36. Formats eBooks and Audio are available in several formats to suit different computers and devices
  37. 37. Download If you want to download a book, you will need to choose the right format. You can search for books compatible with your device
  38. 38. Before you Download  You’ll need to download & install software on your computer  Register with an email address  Download an App on your tablet or smart phone
  39. 39. Once downloaded… • eBooks can be transferred to most eReaders • Audio books can be transferred to most Audio players or CD
  40. 40. Library eBooks can be read on… a PC or laptop  a tablet or smart phone
  41. 41. Library eBooks can be read on… most eReaders but not Kindles Library eBooks can’t be wirelessly downloaded to your eReader
  42. 42. BUT Library eBooks can be downloaded wirelessly and read on Tablets including Kindle Fire
  43. 43. a PC or laptop  a tablet or smart phone You can listen to Library audio books on…
  44. 44. You can listen to Library audio books on… most Audio players  or on your stereo if you transfer them to CD
  45. 45. Downloading For details on downloading Library eBooks and Audio for your device See our separate guides: http://slidesha.re/ebookhow
  46. 46. Help and Support If you need help with using Library books You’ll find lots in the Library
  47. 47. Help and Support If you are having a problem with Library books Use the Support link under ? Help to contact us bit.ly/ebooksupport
  48. 48. Your account You can now view your eBook and Audiobook loans and reservations Within your main library account bit.ly/liblogin
  49. 49. Library catalogue You can now browse, borrow and reserve eBooks and Audiobooks We are adding them to the main library catalogue bit.ly/allourbooks
  50. 50. New! also available We now have a separate eBook and Audiobook Library especially for Kids Suitable for children up to 11-12 and with no adult content bit.ly/ebooks4kids
  51. 51. Find out more about the services Lancashire Libraries have available for you www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries www.lancashire.gov.uk
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