Some of the audiobooks can be burned to CDs. Not all publishers allow their titles to be burned. View the Digital Rights Information at the bottom of each audiobook record to see if burning is permitted.
Be sure to use CD-Rs, not CD-RW, when burning audiobooks to CD.
Use the OverDrive Media Console to burn the CDs.
You can also use OMC’s built-in audio-player software to listen to any title from your PC.
LOG INTO THE SERVICE
Log into the audiobook service using your library card or your library’s prefix and your card number.
Check with your local librarian for more information.
BROWSE THE SITE FOR AVAILABLE TITLES
It is possible to view only the audiobooks available for immediate checkout.
Click on Advanced Search >> From the Subject drop-down, choose the desired genre. (Fiction will provide the widest results.) >> Select “Only show titles with copies available.”
ADD A TITLE TO YOUR CART
Adding a title to your cart is the first step to checking out an audiobook.
Since the audiobook in your cart will remain there for 60 minutes, you can browse for another title or proceed to the checkout.
If you continue to browse, click on “My Cart” to find the audiobooks temporarily being held for you.
READING MORE ABOUT THE TITLE
If you click on the audiobook’s title, you will find additional information about the book.
Digital Rights Information
Length of the audiobook
Audiofile reviews, if available
The audiobooks are checked out to you for seven days.
You may checkout a maximum of three audiobooks at once.
You may not return an audiobook earlier than the seven-day checkout period.
The audiobook is automatically “disabled” on your computer after seven days. You will not be able to transfer the audiobook to your player, listen to it from your computer or burn it to CDs after that time.
Unless you plan to re-checkout the title, delete the file from your computer and players.
CHECKING OUT THE AUDIOBOOK
From your cart, proceed to check out.
Confirm the check out.
Read the notes.
DOWNLOAD THE AUDIOBOOK
The audiobook must be downloaded to your PC prior to transferring the title to your player.
Be sure you have the OverDrive Media Console installed and have performed the WMP security upgrade.
Click on “Download Book.”
OPEN WITH OVERDRIVE MEDIA CONSOLE
Select the default option when downloading the audiobook to your computer.
Open the file with the OverDrive Media Console.
If you do not get this option, there is a problem with the OMC installation.
There is a known conflict with OpenOffice.org software. Uninstalling Oo is the only solution.
All of your OverDrive audiobooks will be placed in a new folder (My Media). If there is no such folder already created in your computer, you will be prompted to allow a new folder to be made. Allow the recommendation.
DOWNLOADING PARTS OF THE AUDIOBOOK
Select all parts of the audiobook to download at once.
VIEWING THE DOWNLOAD
Note that you can see the download progress by viewing the lower-left corner of the OverDrive Media Console.
TRANSFERRING TO AN IPOD
Once the audiobook has been completely downloaded to your PC, you can transfer the title to your iPod.
Depending on the transfer rate you chose, this can be a lengthy process.
TRANSFERRING THE AUDIOBOOK
From the OverrDrive Media Console, select the audiobook you wish to transfer; it should be highlighted in blue.
Click the Transfer button to start the transfer wizard.
DETECTING THE IPOD
After starting the transfer wizard, plug in your iPod.
You might have to wait a minute for the iPod to be recognized by the wizard.
Continue through the wizard by pressing “Next.”
CHANGING IMPORT SETTINGS
When transferring an audiobook to your iPod for the first time, you will be prompted to change your iTunes import settings from “High Quality” to “Spoken Podcast.” Doing so will significantly decrease the amount of time needed to convert and transfer the audiobook to your iPod.
TRANSFERRING THE AUDIOBOOK
Both the OverDrive Media Console and iTunes will show the transfer in progress.
In order to resume playback:
Click on your player (in the left sidebar).
Find the desired audiobook files.
Right click on the file(s).
Click on “Get Info.”
Click on the “Options” tab.
Check off “Rember playback position.”
Enjoy! Enjoy listening to the WMA audiobooks on your iPod!