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www.lancashire.gov.uk
Enjoying eBooks & Audiobooks
from
Lancashire County Library
On Tablets and
Smartphones
You can now borrow eBooks and to
Audio books from Lancashire Libraries
for your tablet or smart phone
Before you can start enjoying eBooks
and Audio books from our Digital Library
• You’ll need to
download & install
software...
But once this is done
It’s quick and easy to borrow eBooks
from Lancashire Library
You’ll need…
• your library card number
• and library PIN
• plus a valid email address
our Library eBooks and Audio
books
May only be
borrowed by
library members
living in the
Lancashire area
(Most adjacent
au...
Borrowing eBooks
See our separate guides:
http://slidesha.re/ebookhow
For details on
• Finding eBooks
• Borrowing eBooks
•...
Also in this guide:
www.lancashire.gov.uk
• Using on Kindle Fire
• Updating the App
• FAQs
• Help and Support
Go to the eBook library homepage , scroll
down and click on ‘Get The App’.
Get the App
Before you download an eBook or Aud...
Follow the link to your device’s App Store and
install the OverDrive App.
Get the App
Before you download an eBook or Audi...
An OverDrive account will also enable you to
synchronize your settings, bookmarks, etc.
across various devices’.
Registeri...
Follow the on screen instructions to Add a Library.
Search for lancashire.
Find your Library
The OverDrive app will now op...
Can now be accessed within the OverDrive App and
you can sign in to your library account
Access your Library
The Library e...
Borrow
Browse or search to find a book
Click on Borrow and the book will then appear
on your Bookshelf.
The OverDrive App will now download and add the
book to your Titles on the app.
Download
when you click ‘Download’ on a bo...
To read an eBook.
The menu at the top will show all your reading options
Read
Click on the item cover
To go to any chapter in the book
Listen
click on ‘Navigation’
To save places in the
book to return to.
Bookmarks
click on ‘Bookmark’ symbol
The ‘Return Title’ button will disappear from the item
on your browser bookshelf and you won’t be able to
return the book ...
Click and hold on the title on your app’s
bookshelf and click ‘Return’
Return early
You will need to return it from within...
Expired loans can no longer be
used.
OverDrive Media Console will tell you when
an item has expired and prompt you to
dele...
Kindle Fire
To read eBooks and listen to Audio
Books on your Kindle Fire
You will first need to
alter your settings
Kindle Fire
Go to your ‘Settings’
and choose ‘+ More’ and then ‘Device’
Go to ‘Allow installation of Applications’
(from unknown devices) and select
"ON"’
Kindle Fire
Go to the eBook library homepage , scroll
down and click on ‘Get The App’.
Kindle Fire
Click the download link under ‘Unable to
download from Google Play Store?’
*Make sure you choose the correct one for
your ...
To monitor your download put
your finger on the top left corner
of the screen and 'swipe' down.
This will show the downloa...
Once installed, authorize the App
with an OverDrive account* and
add Lancashire to your libraries
To download eBooks and
a...
You can check this by
going to the OverDrive
App’s settings
Updating
If you installed the Overdrive App before version
3.2...
Click ‘Deauthorize’, then ‘Authorize’ and choose
‘Use OverDrive Account’
Updating
To change this so you can synchronise yo...
FAQs
1Q. When I visit your eBook Library on a computer, it shows
more titles available than it does when I use my tablet o...
FAQs
1A (cont) If you are borrowing books on your computer or a
different device, it is important that you ensure you choo...
FAQs
2Q. When I go to my Library account within the
OverDrive App and click to ‘Download’ a Book
nothing happens
2A.The ‘D...
FAQs
3Q. I’ve borrowed a book but there’s no
download button…
3A. This title must have been
borrowed on a different comput...
FAQs
4Q. I want to return a book, but the ‘Return
Title’ button isn’t showing
4A. You can return a book before it expires
...
FAQs
5Q. Can I still read or listen a book ‘anywhere’
in a browser after I’ve downloaded it?
5A. If the book you’ve borrow...
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 & Talking
Book 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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With our NEW 'next generation' eBook Library, you can read most eBooks anywhere, anytime & on anything. But, if you want to read an eBook or Audiobook that's not available to read or listen to online, you'll need to download, which requires a special app. Here a guide to how to download our Library eBooks.

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  1. 1. www.lancashire.gov.uk Enjoying eBooks & Audiobooks from Lancashire County Library On Tablets and Smartphones
  2. 2. You can now borrow eBooks and to Audio books from Lancashire Libraries for your tablet or smart phone
  3. 3. Before you can start enjoying eBooks and Audio books from our Digital Library • You’ll need to download & install software on your computer • Or an App on your tablet or smart phone • Or Read/Listen in your browser
  4. 4. But once this is done It’s quick and easy to borrow eBooks from Lancashire Library
  5. 5. You’ll need… • your library card number • and library PIN • plus a valid email address
  6. 6. our Library eBooks and Audio books May only be borrowed by library members living in the Lancashire area (Most adjacent authorities also offer a similar service to their users)
  7. 7. Borrowing eBooks See our separate guides: http://slidesha.re/ebookhow For details on • Finding eBooks • Borrowing eBooks • Read Anywhere • Listen Anywhere • And using on Computers, eReaders and MP3 players
  8. 8. Also in this guide: www.lancashire.gov.uk • Using on Kindle Fire • Updating the App • FAQs • Help and Support
  9. 9. Go to the eBook library homepage , scroll down and click on ‘Get The App’. Get the App Before you download an eBook or Audio book
  10. 10. Follow the link to your device’s App Store and install the OverDrive App. Get the App Before you download an eBook or Audio book
  11. 11. An OverDrive account will also enable you to synchronize your settings, bookmarks, etc. across various devices’. Registering You’ll now need to sign up You just need to provide a valid email address and create a password.
  12. 12. Follow the on screen instructions to Add a Library. Search for lancashire. Find your Library The OverDrive app will now open…
  13. 13. Can now be accessed within the OverDrive App and you can sign in to your library account Access your Library The Library eBook and audiobook site
  14. 14. Borrow Browse or search to find a book Click on Borrow and the book will then appear on your Bookshelf.
  15. 15. The OverDrive App will now download and add the book to your Titles on the app. Download when you click ‘Download’ on a book you’ve borrowed
  16. 16. To read an eBook. The menu at the top will show all your reading options Read Click on the item cover
  17. 17. To go to any chapter in the book Listen click on ‘Navigation’
  18. 18. To save places in the book to return to. Bookmarks click on ‘Bookmark’ symbol
  19. 19. The ‘Return Title’ button will disappear from the item on your browser bookshelf and you won’t be able to return the book from within your Library account Return early once you have downloaded a book
  20. 20. Click and hold on the title on your app’s bookshelf and click ‘Return’ Return early You will need to return it from within the app on the device you downloaded it to
  21. 21. Expired loans can no longer be used. OverDrive Media Console will tell you when an item has expired and prompt you to delete it
  22. 22. Kindle Fire To read eBooks and listen to Audio Books on your Kindle Fire You will first need to alter your settings
  23. 23. Kindle Fire Go to your ‘Settings’ and choose ‘+ More’ and then ‘Device’
  24. 24. Go to ‘Allow installation of Applications’ (from unknown devices) and select "ON"’ Kindle Fire
  25. 25. Go to the eBook library homepage , scroll down and click on ‘Get The App’. Kindle Fire
  26. 26. Click the download link under ‘Unable to download from Google Play Store?’ *Make sure you choose the correct one for your model Kindle Fire
  27. 27. To monitor your download put your finger on the top left corner of the screen and 'swipe' down. This will show the download progress. Once the download is complete, tap the file that downloaded, select "Install“. When the installation is complete, press "Open" . Kindle Fire
  28. 28. Once installed, authorize the App with an OverDrive account* and add Lancashire to your libraries To download eBooks and audiobooks, click on the Get Books (Book +) button at the top of the screen Kindle Fire *Users with first generation Kindle Fire will have to authorize using an adobe ID
  29. 29. You can check this by going to the OverDrive App’s settings Updating If you installed the Overdrive App before version 3.2, you will have had to authorize it with an Adobe ID
  30. 30. Click ‘Deauthorize’, then ‘Authorize’ and choose ‘Use OverDrive Account’ Updating To change this so you can synchronise your bookmarks, settings, history, etc.
  31. 31. FAQs 1Q. When I visit your eBook Library on a computer, it shows more titles available than it does when I use my tablet or smartphone. Why is this? 1A. The eBook Library detects the type of device you’re using and only displays compatible books in your search results
  32. 32. FAQs 1A (cont) If you are borrowing books on your computer or a different device, it is important that you ensure you choose the correct format for the device you want to download to This information is available throughout the library
  33. 33. FAQs 2Q. When I go to my Library account within the OverDrive App and click to ‘Download’ a Book nothing happens 2A.The ‘Download’ function can vary according to your device. If you can’t download within the OverDrive App, go to your account in your internet browser and click download. The app should then download the book.
  34. 34. FAQs 3Q. I’ve borrowed a book but there’s no download button… 3A. This title must have been borrowed on a different computer or device. The OverDrive App and your device’s web browser will only download items that are compatible with your current device.
  35. 35. FAQs 4Q. I want to return a book, but the ‘Return Title’ button isn’t showing 4A. You can return a book before it expires from your internet browser, only if you haven’t downloaded the title’. When you download it, the button disappears. Once a book has been downloaded, it can only be returned from a device it was downloaded to using the app. If you’ve accidentally downloaded to a device that doesn’t have the app installed, you will need to wait until it expires and is automatically removed from your account.
  36. 36. FAQs 5Q. Can I still read or listen a book ‘anywhere’ in a browser after I’ve downloaded it? 5A. If the book you’ve borrowed is available in OverDrive read/listen format as well, the ‘Read/Listen (in your browser)’ button will be showing and you can also read it anywhere, anytime on anything.
  37. 37. Help and Support If you need help with using Library books You’ll find lots in the Library
  38. 38. Help and Support If you are having a problem with Library books Use the Support link under ? Help to contact us bit.ly/ebooksupport
  39. 39. Your account You can now view your eBook and Audiobook loans and reservations Within your main library account bit.ly/liblogin
  40. 40. Library catalogue You can now browse, borrow and reserve eBooks and Audiobooks We are adding them to the main library catalogue bit.ly/allourbooks
  41. 41. New! also available We now have a separate eBook & Talking Book Library especially for Kids Suitable for children up to 11-12 and with no adult content bit.ly/ebooks4kids
  42. 42. 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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