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  • 1. Downloading eBooks to your mobile device (Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, etc.) Using OverDrive with the Alachua County Library District
  • 2. You may have the free OverDrive Media Console app already installed. If not, search the app store.
  • 3. Open OverDrive Media Console. Touch the Menu icon at the top left.
  • 4. Touch Settings on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • 5. To check out ebooks from the library, you will need to Authorize your device.
  • 6. If you don’t already have an OverDrive account, touch Sign up.
  • 7. You can choose whether to use an OverDrive account or an Adobe ID. Authenticating with OverDrive will let you synch your position in
  • 8. Fill out the form and submit it to create your account.
  • 9. Once you have authorized the app, touch Add a Library near the top of the left sidebar.
  • 10. Search for your library by entering Alachua County Library District or your zip code.
  • 11. Select the library from the list.
  • 12. Tap the star beside the library to make it a favorite (so you don’t have to do this step again).
  • 13. Tap the library’s name beside the star to go into our OverDrive collection.
  • 14. Sign in first to adjust your lending periods. Tap Account.
  • 15. Sign in with your library card number and PIN/password.
  • 16. Tap Settings.
  • 17. Tap on the lending periods you want, then tap Done.
  • 18. Return to the home page to browse or search for titles.
  • 19. The top right of each cover indicates the format. A dark icon indicates that the title is checked in.
  • 20. From a category page or a search, you can filter your results. You can also limit results to available items.
  • 21. When you find the book you want, tap the cover and then tap Borrow.
  • 22. Tap Download (Select one format). Tap Adobe EPUB eBook and then Confirm & Download.
  • 23. You may see the message “Loading Title” before your book finishes downloading and appears in the list.
  • 24. If you are not taken to the app’s Bookshelf, tap the menu icon at top left and then tap Bookshelf.
  • 25. Tap the book’s cover to start reading.
  • 26. To return a title, tap and hold the cover, then tap Return and confirm.
  • 27. 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!