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eAudiobook Instructions

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Instructions for downloading eAudiobooks for patrons of the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, MI

Instructions for downloading eAudiobooks for patrons of the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, MI

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  • 1. eAudiobooks – Step-by-Step Instructions DATE @ "MMMM d, yyyy" March 1, 2011<br />A. Start:<br /><ul><li>http://www.baldwinlib.org/
  • 2. Virtual Services eAudiobooks & eBooks
  • 3. Click on MetroNet (Overdrive)
  • 4. Or go straight to: http://ebooks.metronet.lib.mi.us/ </li></ul>B. Getting Started: MetroNet<br /><ul><li>Click: Quick Start Guide
  • 5. Click: Step 1 – Download and install free software
  • 6. Click: To download and install OverDrive Media Console, click here
  • 7. Click: Download Now
  • 8. Click: Save File
  • 9. Choose to save the file to your desktop and click: Save
  • 10. Go to Desktop of your computer
  • 11. Double Click on the Icon (ODMediaConsoleSetup.msi)
  • 12. Follow the Instructions. When In Doubt, Just Trust the Default Answers
  • 13. It will be a little bit different for each computer. You’ll have to answer questions like these
  • 14. Do you want to run this file? - Click: Run
  • 15. The installer will guide you through the steps required to install OverDrive Media Console on your computer – Click: Next
  • 16. Please take a moment to read the license agreement now. If you accept the terms below, click “I Agree”, then “Next” - Click: I Agree, then Click: Next
  • 17. To install in this folder, click “Next” – Click: Next
  • 18. Click “Next” to start the installation – Click: Next
  • 19. Click “Close” to exit – Click: Close
  • 20. An icon will be downloaded to your desktop for OverDrive Media Console
  • 21. If the program doesn’t open automatically, open it by double-clicking on the icon
  • 22. It might ask you to create default folders. You can trust the default folders that it chooses to create.
  • 23. In Overdrive Media Console:
  • 24. Tools Windows Media Player Security Upgrade
  • 25. It will be a little bit different for each computer, but generally agree to the default setting. It will most likely ask you questions along these lines:
  • 26. “To upgrade the security of your Windows Media Player, make sure you are connected to the Internet and click ‘OK’. – Click: OK
  • 27. Windows Media Player will open and one of two things will happen
  • 28. The File or device that you are trying to use requires a component of Windows Media Player to be upgraded. Click Upgrade to download and install the required component. – Click: Upgrade
  • 29. The Component was upgraded successfully – Click: Close
  • 30. You have successfully installed the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade – Click: Cancel
  • 31. You have successfully installed the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade – Click: Cancel</li></ul>C. Getting Books:<br /><ul><li>Start back at Download Destination (See the earlier instructions – A. Start)
  • 32. Search or Browse for a book
  • 33. When you find a book that’s available….
  • 34. Click: Add to eCart
  • 35. Click: Proceed to Checkout
  • 36. Select Baldwin Public Library
  • 37. Login with your library card number
  • 38. Click: Log In
  • 39. (If applicable – agree to the Terms of Use)
  • 40. Choose your lending period (7 days, 10 days, or 14 days)
  • 41. Click: Confirm Check Out
  • 42. Click: Download (under the picture of the book)
  • 43. Open with (OverDrive Media Console) – Click: OK
  • 44. It will give you a default place for downloading books. – Click: OK
  • 45. All parts will be automatically selected – Click: OK
  • 46. Wait for the book to download</li></ul>D. To Transfer to Your iPod:<br /><ul><li>Plug your iPod/iPhone into your computer
  • 47. First time: Open iTunes
  • 48. Go to your iPod Summary Screen
  • 49. Check: Manually Manage Music
  • 50. Click: Sync/Apply
  • 51. Open OverDrive Media Console
  • 52. Click: Transfer
  • 53. Follow the Instructions. When In Doubt, Just Trust the Default Answers
  • 54. It will be a little bit different for each computer. You’ll have to answer questions like these
  • 55. Please connect your device and select “Next” to continue – Click: Next
  • 56. Choose your device (if you have more than one plugged in)
  • 57. Select “Next” to transfer the selected part(s) to your portable player – Click: Next
  • 58. Wait while your book transfers
  • 59. MP3 books take relatively little time to transfer
  • 60. WMA books take much longer
  • 61. The longer the book, the bigger the file, and the longer it will take to transfer

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