Borrow an Adobe EPUB book with an Android
device and MontanaLibrary2Go
You Will Need:
• Android device
Such as a phone, Kindle Fire,
Samsung or Nook tablet
• Adobe ID
Instructions for this will be provided here
• Library card number
• Connection to internet
Ensure you are connected to wifi.
If you are in the Lewis and Clark Library, connect to 1helenahotspot.
If this does not automatically appear, you can find it by touching the wifi symbol.
Navigate to the app store that your device uses. This can be Google Play, the
app store at Amazon or Nook apps through Barnes and Noble. Most devices will
have a direct link on the screen to the app store it is compatible with.
Search for OverDrive in your app store.
If you have the correct app, it will look like this:
This app should be free. Touch it to install to your device.
Locate the OverDrive app on your device and touch it to open it.
Swipe your finger to the right to display a panel menu of options.
You will be prompted to set up an Adobe ID.
Touch Create a free Adobe ID.
You will be redirected to an Adobe Digital Editions page where you will need to
set up the Adobe ID.
Enter your email address in the first line as your Adobe ID, followed by a
password that you are sure to remember.
Hit the Create button.
You will be prompted to use the ID you created to authorize OverDrive
on your device.
Enter the email address and password of your Adobe ID and touch
Connect OverDrive with Your Library
Touch the OverDrive symbol to return to the menu.
Touch Add a library.
Touch the search area to type in Lewis and Clark Library.
Then touch the result…
…and the MontanaLibrary2Go page will be displayed on the screen.
Touch the sign in link on the upper right hand side of the page.
Select the Lewis and Clark Library from the drop down menu.
Type in your library card number.
You will need the whole number 2115900#######.
If there are no problems with the card you will be
directed to the main screen.
If you run into trouble here, please do not hesitate
to contact us.
Find a Book with Advanced Settings
Touch the Advanced Search option.
You will see it in the upper right hand corner.
Look for the menu item called All Formats.
Touch the drop down arrow and select EPUB Ebook.
You can limit your options to selections that are available by checking
the box for only titles with copies available.
If you select this option, you will find something that is available now
but you will not be able to see the unavailable items to place holds on.
This time, only EPUB books are displayed.
You will see grey or black book icons in each corner of the selections.
Placing Holds and Borrowing Books
Click a grey selection. You will be directed to a screen where you may
Place a Hold.
Enter and confirm the e-mail address where you would like to be notified if the
book becomes available to you.
Click a black book selection.
You will be directed to a screen where you can Borrow the book.
You will be directed to a screen where you can choose what to do with the book.
Your options are:
You will need wifi to read it in your browser.
To read it in your browser, tap the READ button. It will open with a tutorial that
should show you how to access the book and you can start reading.
Remember, if you want access to the book in the car or in a bar or on the beach or
within reach of anyplace without an internet connection, you will want to
download it to your device. The following slides will explain how to do this.
To download the book onto your android device, touch Download.
Check the box that says EPUB eBook.
Touch Confirm and Download.
You will see a notification that the material is loading.
Touch the OverDrive symbol in the upper left corner to see your bookshelf.
Touch Bookshelf to see the items that you have available to read.
Tapping an item will provide a tutorial to help you navigate the book.
Return the book
To return the book and remove it from your device, go back to your OverDrive app.
Hold your finger down on the picture of the cover of the book. You will see three
options: Return, Delete or Share it. Tap the Return button. This will delete it from
your device and your account at Montanalibrary2go.