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  • 1. Goals:• An introduction to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Overdrive eLibrary and how to download library e-books to your Kindle.• Briefly explain some common eBook terminology.• Provide a website where you can view the slides presented today.
  • 2. Vocabulary:eBook: A book-length publication in digital form, consistingof text, images, or both.eBook Format: All eBooks have a format consistent withthe device with which they can be viewed. For example, e-Ink Kindles can only read Kindle formatted eBooks (.azw).e-Ink Kindle: Any non-tablet Kindle.OverDrive (Website): AHML’s customized virtual branchwhere you can view and checkout eBooks.Tablet Kindle: Typically, the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.
  • 3. AHML Overdrive eLibraryFeatures• Browse, check out, and download titles using a library card.• Titles are available 24/7. . . anytime, anywhere!• Enjoy on a PC or Mac.• Transfer to devices like the Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad and Barnes & Noble Nook.
  • 4. AHML Overdrive eLibraryAHML cardholder privileges• Up to 3 titles checked out at a time.• eBooks can be returned early.• Items cannot be renewed but may be checked out again if available.• Up to 5 titles can be put on hold.• 72 hours to check out held item when it becomes available.• You decide your lending periods – 1 week or 2 weeks.
  • 5. eBooks vs. Audiobooks EBOOKS AUDIOBOOKS• Read text on screen • Listen to book• Download to computer or • Download to computer or device, device or burn CD (if option is available)• Popular Formats: azw & epub • Formats: mp3, wma, wav, etc.• Popular Devices: Kindle, • Devices: Mp3 players, iPods, Sony Reader, Nook iPhones, Smartphones
  • 6. Amazon Kindle Things needed to get started • Arlington Heights Memorial Library card in good standing • PC or Mac computer • Internet Access • Amazon.com account • Kindle registered to Amazon.com account • Instruction sheet
  • 7. Amazon Wi-Fi Kindle (Fire) Overview 2. Deliver to Kindle through Amazon.com 3. Sync Kindle when connected to WiFi network to download 1. Browse eLibrary and book check out
  • 8. Amazon 3G Kindle Overview 2. Download e-book from Amazon.com to computer 3. Download to computer and transfer to Kindle via USB 1. Browse eLibrary and check out This is the same procedure used to download “USB only” titles for e-ink Kindles.
  • 9. FINDING EBOOKS IN THE REGULAR CATALOG
  • 10. FINDING EBOOKS IN THE REGULAR CATALOG
  • 11. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT VIA OVERDRIVE
  • 12. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 13. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 14. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 15. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 16. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 17. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 18. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 19. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 20. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 21. BROWSE AND CHECKOUT
  • 22. WI-FI DELIVERY
  • 23. WI-FI DELIVERY
  • 24. 3G TRANSFER
  • 25. 3G TRANSFER
  • 26. 3G TRANSFER
  • 27. 3G TRANSFER
  • 28. 3G TRANSFER
  • 29. ONCE YOU’VE TRANSFERRED THE FILE: You simply safely unplug your Kindle and read the eBook on your Kindle!
  • 30. RETURN EARLY
  • 31. RETURN EARLY
  • 32. RETURN EARLY
  • 33. RETURN EARLY
  • 34. Additional Account Options
  • 35. Advanced Search
  • 36. Suggest a Purchase
  • 37. Suggest a Purchase
  • 38. Free eBooks Sources • amazon.com (Kindle only) • gutenberg.org • openlibrary.org • manybooks.net • digilibraries.com • archive.org/details/texts
  • 39. HELPFUL RESOURCES • Instructional brochures available at the Computer Help Desk • Ask at the Computer Help Desk • Make a one-on-one appointment • Online instructions • www.ahml.info > Borrow > eBooks & eAudiobooks
  • 40. Questions?