Library eBooks West Haven Public Library westhavenlibrary.org
Definitions• eBook                          • eReader  • Digital copy of a book          • Device used for reading  • Tran...
eBooks?• Electronic books that can be read on a computer  or eReader.• Different formats for different eReaders.• Can be b...
eBook Features• Text size can be changed- No need for separate  Large Print copy.• Many books can be held on a single eRea...
eReaders?• Electronic devices used to display/read eBooks.• Many different eReaders for different  companies.• Library eBo...
Popular eReaders                   Kindle Fire and Kindle by                            Amazon                   Compatibl...
Popular eReaders                       Nook by Barnes & Noble                   Compatible with “ePub” eBooks available   ...
Popular eReaders              iPad, iPod touch, iPhone by Apple               Compatible with “ePub” eBooks available     ...
Popular eReaders Other Compatible eReaders include:      • Sony Reader product line      • Kobo eReader product line      ...
Library eBooks• Available through the OverDrive service.• Kindle and ePub formats available for most titles.• Compatible w...
Library eBooks• You can borrow 4 items at once.• eBooks are loaned for 14 days.• At end of loan the eBook becomes automati...
eBook Formats• Kindle for Kindle reader• Adobe ePub for other types  • Nook  • iPad  • Sony Reader                        ...
Overdrive• Our eBooks are available through the OverDrive  service.• OverDrive library is accessible from our website.• Se...
Overdrive• Select format                  westhavenpl.org
Overdrive• Enter your Library Card number                               212510000000                                      ...
Overdrive• Kindle   • You will be prompted to login to Amazon.   • eBook will transfer via Wifi to your Kindle• Nook   • D...
Using Overdrive• A limited number of copies are available, similar  to a “physical” book• Click to put an item on hold if ...
• Different process for transferring your  eBook depending of which eReader you  have.                                   w...
Getting eBooks for your Kindle                 • You will need your                   library card and your               ...
Getting eBooks for your Kindle• Click download library book                                westhavenpl.org
Getting eBooks for your Kindle• Login into your Amazon account.                                    westhavenpl.org
Getting eBooks for your Kindle• Login into your Amazon account.                                    westhavenpl.org
Getting eBooks for your Kindle• Choose the device (Your Kindle)• If using Wifi- library eBooks will automatically  downloa...
Managing Kindle eBooks• Login to your Amazon account, select “Manage  Kindle” to return items early or delete entirely.   ...
Getting eBooks for iPad &  iPhone• You will need your  library card, the ability  to install the OverDrive  app, and an Ad...
Getting eBooks for iPad &  iPhone• After  installation, open  OverDrive  app, follow prompts  to create an Adobe  ID• Pres...
Getting eBooks for iPad &  iPhone• Add a library by  searching for  West Haven                          westhavenpl.org
Getting eBooks for iPad &  iPhone• Browse the  Overdrive library,  after making  selection and  entering your  library car...
Managing eBooks on the iPad• To return early  press “edit” and  delete item• You will be given  the option to  return and ...
Getting eBooks for your Nook• You will need a  personal computer,  your library, the  Adobe Digital  Editions software,  A...
Getting eBooks for your Nook• Download eBook from Overdrive                                  westhavenpl.org
Getting eBooks for your Nook• Open in Adobe Digital Editions                                   westhavenpl.org
Getting eBooks for your Nook• Plug in Nook to computer via USB sync cable• Drag and drop title on Nook icon in Adobe Digit...
For additional Help  • Ask staff at any West Haven library locations  • Instruction sheets for popular devices           “...
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  1. 1. Library eBooks West Haven Public Library westhavenlibrary.org
  2. 2. Definitions• eBook • eReader • Digital copy of a book • Device used for reading • Transferred electronically eBooks • Displays eBook file you • Available from the library checkout from the website library • Can be read on a • Many different brands Computer or eReader westhavenpl.org
  3. 3. eBooks?• Electronic books that can be read on a computer or eReader.• Different formats for different eReaders.• Can be bought from book sellers or borrowed from the library. westhavenpl.org
  4. 4. eBook Features• Text size can be changed- No need for separate Large Print copy.• Many books can be held on a single eReader or computer.• No need to drive to the library to checkout a new book or return an old one. westhavenpl.org
  5. 5. eReaders?• Electronic devices used to display/read eBooks.• Many different eReaders for different companies.• Library eBooks are compatible with most eReaders. westhavenpl.org
  6. 6. Popular eReaders Kindle Fire and Kindle by Amazon Compatible with “Kindle” eBooks available from the library westhavenpl.org
  7. 7. Popular eReaders Nook by Barnes & Noble Compatible with “ePub” eBooks available from the library westhavenpl.org
  8. 8. Popular eReaders iPad, iPod touch, iPhone by Apple Compatible with “ePub” eBooks available from the library via the OverDrive app westhavenpl.org
  9. 9. Popular eReaders Other Compatible eReaders include: • Sony Reader product line • Kobo eReader product line • Samsung Galaxy TabFull list of compatible eReader devices available: http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/ westhavenpl.org
  10. 10. Library eBooks• Available through the OverDrive service.• Kindle and ePub formats available for most titles.• Compatible with most eReaders and all computers using software from Overdrive.• You must have a valid West Haven library card in good standing- fines less than $10.00 westhavenpl.org
  11. 11. Library eBooks• You can borrow 4 items at once.• eBooks are loaned for 14 days.• At end of loan the eBook becomes automatically unreadable.• There are NO overdue fees for eBooks• eBooks can be returned early. westhavenpl.org
  12. 12. eBook Formats• Kindle for Kindle reader• Adobe ePub for other types • Nook • iPad • Sony Reader westhavenpl.org
  13. 13. Overdrive• Our eBooks are available through the OverDrive service.• OverDrive library is accessible from our website.• Search OverDrive for available items. westhavenpl.org
  14. 14. Overdrive• Select format westhavenpl.org
  15. 15. Overdrive• Enter your Library Card number 212510000000 westhavenpl.org
  16. 16. Overdrive• Kindle • You will be prompted to login to Amazon. • eBook will transfer via Wifi to your Kindle• Nook • Download and open the file in Adobe Digital Editions • Plug in Nook to computer to transfer eBook• iPad • Use Overdrive App to get eBooks directly on devices westhavenpl.org
  17. 17. Using Overdrive• A limited number of copies are available, similar to a “physical” book• Click to put an item on hold if it is currently checked out• You will receive an email when it is available to download westhavenpl.org
  18. 18. • Different process for transferring your eBook depending of which eReader you have. westhavenpl.org
  19. 19. Getting eBooks for your Kindle • You will need your library card and your Amazon account login. • Select Kindle format eBook in OverDrive westhavenpl.org
  20. 20. Getting eBooks for your Kindle• Click download library book westhavenpl.org
  21. 21. Getting eBooks for your Kindle• Login into your Amazon account. westhavenpl.org
  22. 22. Getting eBooks for your Kindle• Login into your Amazon account. westhavenpl.org
  23. 23. Getting eBooks for your Kindle• Choose the device (Your Kindle)• If using Wifi- library eBooks will automatically download on next sync or startup.• If no Wifi is available, download to computer and transfer to Kindle documents folder using your USB sync cable. westhavenpl.org
  24. 24. Managing Kindle eBooks• Login to your Amazon account, select “Manage Kindle” to return items early or delete entirely. westhavenpl.org
  25. 25. Getting eBooks for iPad & iPhone• You will need your library card, the ability to install the OverDrive app, and an Adobe ID westhavenpl.org
  26. 26. Getting eBooks for iPad & iPhone• After installation, open OverDrive app, follow prompts to create an Adobe ID• Press “Get Books” in top right corner westhavenpl.org
  27. 27. Getting eBooks for iPad & iPhone• Add a library by searching for West Haven westhavenpl.org
  28. 28. Getting eBooks for iPad & iPhone• Browse the Overdrive library, after making selection and entering your library card the eBook will be readable in the Overdrive app, westhavenpl.org
  29. 29. Managing eBooks on the iPad• To return early press “edit” and delete item• You will be given the option to return and delete westhavenpl.org
  30. 30. Getting eBooks for your Nook• You will need a personal computer, your library, the Adobe Digital Editions software, Adobe ID.• Install Adobe Digital Editions software• Create Adobe ID westhavenpl.org
  31. 31. Getting eBooks for your Nook• Download eBook from Overdrive westhavenpl.org
  32. 32. Getting eBooks for your Nook• Open in Adobe Digital Editions westhavenpl.org
  33. 33. Getting eBooks for your Nook• Plug in Nook to computer via USB sync cable• Drag and drop title on Nook icon in Adobe Digital Editions. westhavenpl.org
  34. 34. For additional Help • Ask staff at any West Haven library locations • Instruction sheets for popular devices “Library eBooks” page at our website westhavenpl.org/David Cirella- dcirella@westhavenlibrary.org westhavenpl.org
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