>>Downloading ebooks to
your tablet with OverDrive
ipads
& tablets
TABLETS OVERVIEW
 If you have iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook
HD/Color…
 ..you have a tablet: a lightweight, personal
computer
A...
CHARACTERISTICS IN COMMON
 Tablets have:
 Touchscreen
 physical keyboard may be optional, wireless or in
special case
...
QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?
 Go online and search with keywords
 Lots of questions answered by online community
 Call Blacksto...
EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
With OverDrive, you can:
 Borrow digital books for free
 Borrow up to 6 titles at one time
 Place h...
EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
GET STARTED:
 Install OverDrive Media Console App
 Available from your app store
 Need free Adobe I...
EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
 Get books
 Tap menu (three lines)
or
 Swipe to the right to pull
up menu bar
 Tap “Add a Library”...
EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
 Browse for ebooks & audiobooks
 Use Search or Advanced Search
to find specific titles, authors, etc...
EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
 Choose Blackstone library
 Enter library card number –
tap Sign in
 Tap Download, choose Adobe EPU...
KINDLE FIRE DOWNLOADS ONLY
 Redirected to amazon.com to complete checkout
 Sign in --- choose device --- book will be de...
READING EBOOKS
 First time you open a
book, Overdrive
provides reading hints
 Tap center to open reading options:
readin...
 Menu  Deleting/returning titles
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Overview of tablets and step-by-step process to download ebooks and audiobooks from the James Blackstone Memorial Library via the OverDrive Media Console App.

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Downloading Library eBooks & Audiobooks to OverDrive Media Console App

  1. 1. >>Downloading ebooks to your tablet with OverDrive ipads & tablets
  2. 2. TABLETS OVERVIEW  If you have iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook HD/Color…  ..you have a tablet: a lightweight, personal computer All tablets have similar features! Different Manufacturers = Different software/operating systems (OS) Apple Apple iOS Samsung / Google Android OS Windows Windows OS
  3. 3. CHARACTERISTICS IN COMMON  Tablets have:  Touchscreen  physical keyboard may be optional, wireless or in special case  Wifi connectivity (wifi = wireless internet)  may have option to add 3G/4G  Wifi router versus cell tower  Preloaded apps, with additional apps available in “app store” / “play store” / “GetJar” / etc  Access email, play games, video chat, create and share files, pictures, videos, make music, read ebooks & emagazines, listen to audiobooks, stream movies
  4. 4. QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?  Go online and search with keywords  Lots of questions answered by online community  Call Blackstone Library Reference  203-488-1441 ext 318  Or email reference@blackstonelibrary.org  Tech Training at Branford Senior Center  203-315-0687
  5. 5. EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS With OverDrive, you can:  Borrow digital books for free  Borrow up to 6 titles at one time  Place holds on unavailable titles  Titles automatically returned after two weeks  Can be returned early
  6. 6. EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS GET STARTED:  Install OverDrive Media Console App  Available from your app store  Need free Adobe ID to read EPUB ebooks  Ack - A new login!  Visit Adobe.com  Click “Menu” -> “Create an Adobe ID”  When prompted, authorize device or  Go to app settings and authorize
  7. 7. EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS  Get books  Tap menu (three lines) or  Swipe to the right to pull up menu bar  Tap “Add a Library”  Search by zip, city, library name  Tap the STAR to save LION catalog in app  Tap “Libraries Online” to open catalog
  8. 8. EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS  Browse for ebooks & audiobooks  Use Search or Advanced Search to find specific titles, authors, etc  Black icons=book available / Grey icons=place a hold  Tap book cover, then Borrow to borrow book
  9. 9. EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS  Choose Blackstone library  Enter library card number – tap Sign in  Tap Download, choose Adobe EPUB, tap Confirm & Download  You can also read in the browser (must be connected to wifi)  Can return ebooks early or let them expire after 2 weeks
  10. 10. KINDLE FIRE DOWNLOADS ONLY  Redirected to amazon.com to complete checkout  Sign in --- choose device --- book will be delivered to carousel  Log into amazon.com to Manage Your Device – to re-download/return early
  11. 11. READING EBOOKS  First time you open a book, Overdrive provides reading hints  Tap center to open reading options: reading brightness, size, etc
  12. 12.  Menu  Deleting/returning titles

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