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Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
Using OverDrive on Windows 8
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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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  • 1. Using OverDrive on Windows 8 Using OverDrive with the Alachua County Library District
  • 2. 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?
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. To download Overdrive Media Console for Windows 8, go to http://omc.overdrive.com and select Windows.
  • 7. Click or tap on Do you have Windows 8?
  • 8. Select View in Windows Store.
  • 9. Select Install.
  • 10. You will get a message that the app is installing, then the message OverDrive Media Console was installed.
  • 11. Go back to Windows Start and swipe the desktop to the right to show the OverDrive app. Open it.
  • 12. Select Find a Library.
  • 13. Select United States then Florida then Alachua County Library District.
  • 14. You’re taken to our OverDrive collection. You can browse within headings, or Search.
  • 15. Under Advanced Search you can specify ahead of time that you want only titles with available copies.
  • 16. You can also limit results to available titles after searching or browsing.
  • 17. The top right of each cover indicates the format. A dark icon indicates that the title is checked in.
  • 18. Select the cover of the title you want to borrow. Select Borrow. If you see only Place a Hold, all copies are out.
  • 19. You will have to log in if you’re not logged in already.
  • 20. Tap Download (Select one format). Tap Adobe EPUB eBook and then Confirm & Download.
  • 21. You may get a dialog box asking whether to Open or Save the file.
  • 22. If you intend to read the book on your tablet, choose OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8.
  • 23. If you need to transfer the book to an e-Reader, choose Adobe Digital Editions.
  • 24. To read an EPUB eBook in the app, you will need to Authorize it with your Adobe ID.
  • 25. If you don’t already have an Adobe ID, touch Get a free Adobe ID.
  • 26. Once you have an Adobe ID, put in your account info and Authorize.
  • 27. You will be taken to My Collection. Select a cover to start reading.
  • 28. Congratulations on your first download! Enjoy reading your eBook! • Still having difficulties? Check out the OverDrive Help section, or Ask Us!

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