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Did you get an e-reader or tablet over the holidays and can't figure out how to download e-books to it? This will describe how to download from OverDrive to a variety of devices.

Did you get an e-reader or tablet over the holidays and can't figure out how to download e-books to it? This will describe how to download from OverDrive to a variety of devices.

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Help! I got an e-reader/tablet and I don't know how to use it! Help! I got an e-reader/tablet and I don't know how to use it! Presentation Transcript

  • Presented by: Kathy Petlewski Plymouth District Library 2013
  •  Different kinds of e-books Different technologies used with e-readers Downloading e-books from the Library Troubleshooting problems Free e-books in our Library Catalog Getting additional help!
  •  E-books that are viewed online only. These are not available if you are not connected to the Internet. E-books that may be viewed either online or downloaded to your computer & e-reader. (Project Gutenberg & some free Google books) E-books that are designed to be downloaded and read off-line on your e-readers. (Overdrive and those purchased from Amazon or Barnes and Noble) View slide
  •  E-ink readers – Least expensive, black & white only, limited or no browser, long battery life. Color e-readers from Amazon (Kindles) or Barnes and Noble (Nooks). Color tablets from 3rd party vendors such as Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, Apple iPad. Smart phones that have good displays. View slide
  •  PDL is part of a 24-member consortium for e-books and audio e-books. These books are provided by OverDrive in several formats: EPUB, Kindle & PDF for e-readers and WMA & MP3 for iPods and MP3 players. E-books are single user licenses, so you must place a hold on books that are “checked out” electronically. Books are checked out for either 7 or 14 days
  •  Not every book published is also sold in e-book format. Not every e-book sold on Amazon or Barnes and Noble is available to license to libraries. Only a few major publishers will work with OverDrive at this time. Cost of licensing e-books & e-audiobooks is much higher to libraries than individuals. (Average cost of a Gresham book is $85. Average cost of an e-audiobook is $95.)
  •  PDL purchases additional copies of popular books that are available ONLY to our residents. You MUST log in first to see if a book is an Advantage title. Waiting list is much shorter than you see! We now own over 500 titles.
  • Path A: I have a Nook original, Nook Simple Touch, Nook GlowLight or other e-reader using EPUB format.Path B: I have a Nook Color, Nook Tablet, Nook HD or HD PlusPath C: I have an iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, Android Tablet or smart phone.Path D: I have a Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle Paper White or othertraditional e-ink Kindle.Path E: I have a Kindle Fire, Fire 2, or Fire HD.Coming Soon: I have a tablet device with full web browser. (OverDrive’s SeeBook, Read Book)
  • Some Nooks, Sony, Kobos, Pandigitals & Literatis Download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer. Authorize Digital Editions to computer. Plug in e-reader with USB cord and authorize it to same account. Login to OverDrive web site with library card #. Select book in EPUB format & check it out. Click on Download button and select RUN. This opens Adobe Digital Editions program and book title should load on screen. Drag the book cover with your mouse to the left side of screen and drop on your device name.
  • Remember –Select EPUBforNooks, Kobos, Sonysetc, butselect Kindleformat foryour Kindledevices !
  •  If you have certain Nooks, a Sony eReader, a Kobo using EPUB, a Literati, a Pandigital or any other e- reader compatible with OverDrive… It’s all about the Digital Rights Management !! If you purchase a book from Barnes & Noble or another online bookstore, you don’t need to worry – this is only for borrowing from OverDrive.
  •  Get the Nook Color or Nook HD Tablet OverDrive “app” from Barnes & Noble site. Once the apps are installed, you can download your ebooks directly to your device via wifi.
  •  iPads, iPhones, Droids, Tablets, Blackber ry Phones, Windows 7 phones & other smart phones. Make sure you have wifi enabled. Go to the Apps store or Marketplace on your device. Download the free OverDrive Media Console.
  •  Open the app. and “add a website” by entering your zip code. This takes you to the MCLS OverDrive web site. Login and select a book in EPUB format (unless you have the Kindle app installed.) Check it out and click on download button. Your book is now on your device!
  •  Depending on your e-reader, you may have the option to return early. Note: The first time you download from OverDrive, you will be asked to create a free account with Adobe for the Adobe Digital Editions to authorize the app on your device. This is the only time you’ll have to do this!
  •  On your computer, go to MCLS OverDrive site. Login and search for a book. Select your book in Kindle format and check it out. Click on Get Kindle Book button. This takes you to the Amazon site. Login with your Amazon account. The book should appear on your screen. Click on Get Library Book. If you have wifi available, the book downloads immediately to your Kindle. If not, the next time you sync it, it will show up on your device.
  •  On your computer, go to MCLS OverDrive site. Login and search for a book. Select your book in Kindle format and check it out. Click on Get Kindle Book button. This takes you to the Amazon site. Login with your Amazon account. The book should appear on your screen. Click on Get Library Book. If you have wifi available, the book downloads immediately to your Kindle. If not, the next time you sync it, it will show up on your device.
  •  Amazon takes care of Digital Rights Management for Kindles. The Kindle apps from Apple and Android handle the Digital Rights for your smart phones, iPads, iPods, Blackberry etc.
  •  Direct your Kindle Fire browser to http://plymouthlibrary.org. Download E-books & E-Audiobooks. From the MCLS page, Login and search for a book. Select your book in Kindle format and check it out. Click on Get Kindle Book button. This takes you to the Amazon site. Login with your Amazon account. The book should appear on your screen. Click on Get Library Book. Your ebook has been delivered to your Kindle Fire. Select the “Sync” option to bring it up on your screen. Find Sync by clicking on the settings icon.
  •  Penguin e-books must be downloaded via USB cable to Kindle devices. This does NOT include any Kindle apps for mobile devices or desktops, so if you can, check out in EPUB format. New instructions for all Kindles -
  •  On the Amazon site, youll be asked to login with your Amazon username and password if youre not already logged in. Once you do so, your selected title will show up on the page called Get Your Public Library Loan. Go ahead and click on the yellow Get Library Book button on the right side of the page. Make sure your Kindle is connected to your computer via USB cable and is turned on.
  •  You will be asked which Kindle device you wish to transfer the book to. Select yours and click Download When prompted, “Save” the file to a folder on your PC that you will remember. ! After downloading, open Windows Explorer. Your Kindle will appear as a drive on your computer. Copy your downloaded file from your computer to your Kindles documents folder. Disconnect your Kindle from the USB cable. Your book is now on your device.
  •  1. Your Library Card may have expired or you have a large number of fines. 2. You don’t pick up your digital holds within three days of being notified. 3. If your book doesn’t completely download – you get three tries! 4. Contact Support with questions. These are routed to PDL support.
  •  Will be identified as either ebooks or eaudio !
  •  Ask at Reader’s Advisory Desk on Main Level E-Reader User Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Computer Lab on the Upper Level. Classes are regularly scheduled in the Computer Lab – check the monthly schedule. Call us for an appointment.
  • Thanks for attending tonight!