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Short presentation outlining the use of E-Books at Pierce County Library System

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  • E-BOOKS AND E-READERSPierce County Library System
  • Essential Steps to Using E-Books1) Get a Library Card!2) Install Adobe Digital Editions3) Find E-Books at Overdrive Digital Home4) Checkout and Download E-Books5) Transfer E-Books to Your E-Reader
  • Get a Library Card! A library card is required to checkout and download e-books. You can get a library card at any Pierce County Library branch.
  • Install Adobe Digital Editions Why do I need Digital Editions?  Converts files downloaded from library website into readable e-books.  Collects all your downloaded e-books in one place.  Helps you manage all of the items you have checked out.  Shows you how much time you have left for e-books checked out from the library.
  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • Find Books at Overdrive Digital Home Accessing Overdrive Digital Home Signing in to your Account Finding E-Books Understanding Formats Adding items to your Cart or Wishlist
  • E-Book Formats Most library e-books are available in either of these popular formats:  ePub  PDF Many formats exist:  .txt, .htm, .azw, .opf, .tr2, .tr3, .aeh, .fbl, .xml, .chm, .djvu, .lit, .pdb, .dnl, .pkg, .ceb, .lbr, .prc, .mobi, .lrf, .lrx, .pdg, .cbr
  • Other Places to Find E-Books Project Gutenberg  Google eBookstore http://www.gutenberg.org/ http://books.google.com/ebooks Epub Books  ManyBooks http://www.epubbooks.com/ http://manybooks.net/
  • Checkout and Download E-Books The Checkout Process Downloading Your Checkouts Opening E-Books in Digital Editions
  • Transfer E-Books to Your E-Reader Reading E-Books in Digital Editions Transferring E-Books via Digital Editions Manually transferring files to your device Loan Periods