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Getting Started will tell you the basics about using Lancashire's eBook & Audiobook Library, including starting reading straightaway anywhere on anything using your browser. ...

Getting Started will tell you the basics about using Lancashire's eBook & Audiobook Library, including starting reading straightaway anywhere on anything using your browser. www.lancashire.gov.uk/ebooks



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  • Enjoying eBooks & Audio 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, grey, it’s on loan and can be reserved
  • 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 two minute 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 authorities also offer a similar service to their users
  • 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  Read Anywhere  Online or Offline*  No software needed  No registration necessary
  • 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 Windows PC, if you are still using an old Internet Explorer browser, you’ll need to install a plugin or switch to a modern browser, e.g. Firefox or Chrome.
  • Reading Options when the book opens in a new tab or window You will see various reading and navigation options
  • Bookmarks: This will show places in the book you’ve saved to go back to Reading Options Table of contents: Click to go to any chapter of the book
  • Search: Type in a word or phrase to find every time it appears in the book, then you can click on the reference to go there. (This feature is only available when you are online) Reading Options
  • You can adjust the size of the text or alter the appearance of the page Reading Options
  • Bookmarks To bookmark any page Just click on the ribbon on the left
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Read Everywhere Once you have borrowed a Library eBook As well as ‘Read’ in your browser, you can download it to any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • 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 with your device
  • 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
  • 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 eReader
  • 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.re/ebookhow
  • 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
  • New! also available We now have a separate eBook Library especially for Kids Suitable for children up to 11-12 and with no adult content bit.ly/ebooks4kids
  • Find out more about the services Lancashire Libraries have available for you www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries www.lancashire.gov.uk