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    • 1. Welcome to Arlington Public Library's Downloadable Digital Media Collection! Now with downloadable eBooks!
    • 2. What formats are available?
      • In addition to eAudiobooks, Arlington’s OverDrive site will include eBooks, with titles aimed at our local commuters.
    • 3. Mobipocket Reader – One time Free Software Download required
      • eBooks don’t use the OverDrive Media Console!
      • Look for the Mobipocket Reader link on the home page of our OverDrive Digital Media collection.
      • The software link provides download information and FAQs.
      • There is also a reminder link on the download page for each title.
    • 4. Compatible Devices
        • eBooks: Mobipocket eBooks can be downloaded to a PC …or to a handheld device…but not a Mac
        • Supported portable eBook devices Supported platforms –Windows PC, BlackBerry, Windows Smartphone, Palm OS…and more - but not an iPhone.
    • 5. Mobipocket Registration
      • Before checking out a Mobipocket title, be sure to register a Device PID.
        • Copy the device PID from Mobipocket Reader: Reading Devices > Edit Properties > Copy Device PID .
        • Paste the device PID into your OverDrive Digital Library account: Login to your OverDrive Digital Library > My Account > My Mobipocket PIDs .
    • 6. Early Returns
      • There are no early returns for Mobipocket eBooks (or for eAudiobooks )
      • When the license expires for the title, it should disappear from the Mobipocket reader on the PDA or PC. If the file remains after the license expires, just delete it.
    • 7. How does the APL OverDrive Digital Media Collection work? Titles automatically expire at the end of the 21 day lending period. A patron may have up to 10 OverDrive titles checked out at once. 1. Browse for titles 2. Check Out with a valid Library Card. 3. Download & open in the Mobipocket eBook Reader. 4. Do not try to save to a Library Public PC.
    • 8. Help Resources
      • Under Quick Links
      • Digital Media Help/FAQs link : This is the best resource for Frequently Asked Questions!
      • Quick Start Guide : How to get started in three easy steps.
      • Patron Support: Patrons may email the library support team for assistance. See the Help page, under I cannot find the information I am looking for. What should I do ?