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Over Drive E Books


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Over Drive E Books

  1. 1. Welcome to Arlington Public Library's Downloadable Digital Media Collection! Now with downloadable eBooks!
  2. 2. What formats are available? <ul><li>In addition to eAudiobooks, Arlington’s OverDrive site will include eBooks, with titles aimed at our local commuters. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mobipocket Reader – One time Free Software Download required <ul><li>eBooks don’t use the OverDrive Media Console! </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the Mobipocket Reader link on the home page of our OverDrive Digital Media collection. </li></ul><ul><li>The software link provides download information and FAQs. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also a reminder link on the download page for each title. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Compatible Devices <ul><ul><li>eBooks: Mobipocket eBooks can be downloaded to a PC …or to a handheld device…but not a Mac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported portable eBook devices Supported platforms –Windows PC, BlackBerry, Windows Smartphone, Palm OS…and more - but not an iPhone. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Mobipocket Registration <ul><li>Before checking out a Mobipocket title, be sure to register a Device PID. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy the device PID from Mobipocket Reader: Reading Devices > Edit Properties > Copy Device PID . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paste the device PID into your OverDrive Digital Library account: Login to your OverDrive Digital Library > My Account > My Mobipocket PIDs . </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Early Returns <ul><li>There are no early returns for Mobipocket eBooks (or for eAudiobooks ) </li></ul><ul><li>When the license expires for the title, it should disappear from the Mobipocket reader on the PDA or PC. If the file remains after the license expires, just delete it. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How does the APL OverDrive Digital Media Collection work? Titles automatically expire at the end of the 21 day lending period. A patron may have up to 10 OverDrive titles checked out at once. 1. Browse for titles 2. Check Out with a valid Library Card. 3. Download & open in the Mobipocket eBook Reader. 4. Do not try to save to a Library Public PC.
  8. 8. Help Resources <ul><li>Under Quick Links </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media Help/FAQs link : This is the best resource for Frequently Asked Questions! </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Start Guide : How to get started in three easy steps. </li></ul><ul><li>Patron Support: Patrons may email the library support team for assistance. See the Help page, under I cannot find the information I am looking for. What should I do ? </li></ul>