eBook Instructions

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

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eBook Instructions

  1. 1. eBooks – Step-by-Step Instructions DATE @ "MMMM d, yyyy" March 1, 2011<br />A. Start:<br /><ul><li>http://www.baldwinlib.org/
  2. 2. Virtual Services eAudiobooks & eBooks
  3. 3. Click on MetroNet (Overdrive)
  4. 4. Or go straight to: http://ebooks.metronet.lib.mi.us/ </li></ul>B. Getting Started: MetroNet*This step is not necessary for those with a Sony Reader. If you are using a Sony Reader, you will use the Sony Reader Library Software instead.<br /><ul><li>Click: Quick Start Guide
  5. 5. Click: Step 1 – Download and install free software
  6. 6. Click: To download and install Adobe Digital Editions, click here
  7. 7. Click: Install (The install button is halfway down the page)
  8. 8. Follow the Instructions. When In Doubt, Just Trust the Default Answers
  9. 9. It will be a little bit different for each computer. You’ll have to answer questions like these
  10. 10. Would you like to continue installing? - Click: Install
  11. 11. Press yes to download and continue the installation of Adobe Digital Editions – Click: Yes
  12. 12. Check the components that you want to install... – Click: Next
  13. 13. Setup will install Adobe Digital Editions in the following folder… – Click: Install
  14. 14. After the box says “Completed” – Click: Close
  15. 15. An icon will be downloaded to your desktop for Adobe Digital Editions
  16. 16. If the program doesn’t open automatically, open it
  17. 17. Follow the Instructions. When In Doubt, Just Trust the Default Answers
  18. 18. It will be a little bit different for each computer. You’ll have to answer questions like these
  19. 19. By clicking the ‘I AGREE’ button I acknowledge that I have read and accept the terms of the above agreement – Click: I Agree
  20. 20. To get started, click Continue – Click: Continue
  21. 21. You now have the option to register your device
  22. 22. If you are only planning upon reading your book on the computer, you can click “Don’t Authorize This Computer” and then “Activate”
  23. 23. If you have an Adobe ID – enter your email and password here and then click “Activate”
  24. 24. If you do not have an Adobe ID, create one and then click “Activate”
  25. 25. You must register your Adobe Digital Editions with the same registration as that for any device that you want to associate with it (i.e. Nook)
  26. 26. Click: Finished</li></ul>C. Getting Books:<br /><ul><li>Start back at Download Destination (See the earlier instructions – A. Start)
  27. 27. Search or Browse for a book
  28. 28. When you find a book that’s available….
  29. 29. Click: Add to eCart
  30. 30. Click: Proceed to Checkout
  31. 31. Select Baldwin Public Library
  32. 32. Login with your library card number (no spaces)
  33. 33. Click: Log In
  34. 34. (If applicable – agree to the Terms of Use)
  35. 35. Choose your lending period (7 days, 10 days, 14 days or 21 days)
  36. 36. Click: Confirm Check Out
  37. 37. Click: Download (under the picture of the book)
  38. 38. Choose: Open with (Adobe Digital Editions)
  39. 39. Click: OK
  40. 40. Wait for the book to download
  41. 41. Adobe Digital Editions will automatically open the book on the first page.
  42. 42. Return to the library by clicking the three book spines in the upper left-hand corner of Adobe Digital Editions</li></ul>D. To Transfer to Your Device *For a Sony Reader, follow the same steps, but in the Sony Reader Library Software<br /><ul><li>Plug-in Your device
  43. 43. Open Adobe Digital Editions
  44. 44. Go to the Library View (upper left hand corner: three book spines)
  45. 45. Make sure that the device appears as a “Bookshelf” (on the list on the right hand side)
  46. 46. Highlight the book that you’d like to transfer (by clicking on it)
  47. 47. Drag and drop the book on the device bookshelf
  48. 48. Click on the device bookshelf to make sure that the book transferred</li></ul>E. To delete a book off your device:<br /><ul><li>Plug-in Your device
  49. 49. Open Adobe Digital Editions
  50. 50. Go to the Library View (upper left hand corner: three book spines)
  51. 51. Click on the device “bookshelf” – in the list on the left
  52. 52. Highlight the book you want to delete by clicking on it
  53. 53. Type “Delete” on the keyboard
  54. 54. Alternately, click the small arrow in the upper left hand corner of the book
  55. 55. Click: Delete Item
  56. 56. Are you sure you want to delete this item? – Click: Delete</li></ul>E. To return a book:<br /><ul><li>Open Adobe Digital Editions
  57. 57. Go to the Library View (upper left hand corner: three book spines)
  58. 58. Click the small arrow in the upper left hand corner of the book
  59. 59. Click: Return Borrowed Item
  60. 60. Are you sure you want to return this item? – Click: Return

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