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Using OverDrive on Windows 8
 

Using OverDrive on Windows 8

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This slideshow will help you figure out what software you need to download from OverDrive on a Windows 8 machine, point you at the right resources if you're not using OverDrive Media Console for ...

This slideshow will help you figure out what software you need to download from OverDrive on a Windows 8 machine, point you at the right resources if you're not using OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8, and walk you through a download if you are.

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    Using OverDrive on Windows 8 Using OverDrive on Windows 8 Presentation Transcript

    • Using OverDrive on Windows 8 Using OverDrive with the Alachua County Library District
    • What software do you need to download titles from OverDrive on Windows 8? • It depends: – What version of the OS do you have? – What format are you downloading? – Do you want to transfer the title to another device afterwards?
    • What version of Windows 8 do you have: Windows 8 or Windows RT? • Open the Search charm, type in System, and select Settings, then System.
    • Now that you know if you have Windows 8 or Windows RT, what do you want to do on OverDrive? • Download EPUB audiobooks for use on your tablet. – You need OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8. Please skip to slide #6. • Download EPUB titles for transfer to another device. – You need Adobe Digital Editions. Please follow the OverDrive instructions here. This will work only with Windows 8, not Windows RT.
    • Now that you know if you have Windows 8 or Windows RT, what do you want to do on OverDrive? • Download mp3 audiobooks for use on your Windows 8 tablet. – You can use either the classic desktop version of OverDrive Media Console or OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8. Please skip to slide 6, or follow the instructions here. • Download wma audiobooks or mp3 audiobooks which you intend to transfer to a supported device. – You need the classic desktop version of OverDrive Media Console. This software will not work with Windows RT. Please follow the instructions here. • Download OverDrive movies. – You need the classic desktop version of OverDrive Media Console. This software will not work with Windows RT. Please follow the instructions here.
    • To download Overdrive Media Console for Windows 8, go to http://omc.overdrive.com and select Windows.
    • Click or tap on Do you have Windows 8?
    • Select View in Windows Store.
    • Select Install.
    • You will get a message that the app is installing, then the message OverDrive Media Console was installed.
    • Go back to Windows Start and swipe the desktop to the right to show the OverDrive app. Open it.
    • Select Find a Library.
    • Select United States then Florida then Alachua County Library District.
    • You’re taken to our OverDrive collection. You can browse within headings, or Search.
    • Under Advanced Search you can specify ahead of time that you want only titles with available copies.
    • You can also limit results to available titles after searching or browsing.
    • The top right of each cover indicates the format. A dark icon indicates that the title is checked in.
    • Select the cover of the title you want to borrow. Select Borrow. If you see only Place a Hold, all copies are out.
    • You will have to log in if you’re not logged in already.
    • Tap Download (Select one format). Tap Adobe EPUB eBook and then Confirm & Download.
    • You may get a dialog box asking whether to Open or Save the file.
    • If you intend to read the book on your tablet, choose OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8.
    • If you need to transfer the book to an e-Reader, choose Adobe Digital Editions.
    • To read an EPUB eBook in the app, you will need to Authorize it with your Adobe ID.
    • If you don’t already have an Adobe ID, touch Get a free Adobe ID.
    • Once you have an Adobe ID, put in your account info and Authorize.
    • You will be taken to My Collection. Select a cover to start reading.
    • Congratulations on your first download! Enjoy reading your eBook! • Still having difficulties? Check out the OverDrive Help section, or Ask Us!