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Downloading e books to your mobile devicePresentation Transcript
Downloading eBooks to your mobile device
(Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, etc.)
Using OverDrive with the Alachua County Library District
You may have the free OverDrive Media Console app
already installed. If not, search the app store.
Open OverDrive Media Console.
Touch the Menu icon at the top left.
Touch Settings on the left-hand side of the screen.
To check out ebooks from the library, you will need to
Authorize your device.
If you don’t already have an OverDrive account, touch
You can choose whether to use an OverDrive account
or an Adobe ID. Authenticating with OverDrive will let
you synch your position in
Fill out the form and submit it to create your account.
Once you have authorized the app, touch Add a Library
near the top of the left sidebar.
Search for your library by entering Alachua County
Library District or your zip code.
Select the library from the list.
Tap the star beside the library to make it a favorite (so
you don’t have to do this step again).
Tap the library’s name beside the star to go into our
Sign in first to adjust your lending periods. Tap
Sign in with your library card number and
Tap on the lending periods you want, then tap Done.
Return to the home page to browse or search for titles.
The top right of each cover indicates the format. A
dark icon indicates that the title is checked in.
From a category page or a search, you can filter your
results. You can also limit results to available items.
When you find the book you want, tap the cover and
then tap Borrow.
Tap Download (Select one format). Tap Adobe EPUB
eBook and then Confirm & Download.
You may see the message “Loading Title” before your
book finishes downloading and appears in the list.
If you are not taken to the app’s Bookshelf, tap the
menu icon at top left and then tap Bookshelf.
Tap the book’s cover to start reading.
To return a title, tap and hold the cover, then tap
Return and confirm.
Congratulations on your first download!
Enjoy reading your iPad eBook!
• Your eBooks will appear on your bookshelf in
OverDrive Media Console.
• Still having difficulties? Check out the
OverDrive Help section, or Ask Us!