How to download ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from Warren Public Library/Michigan Library Consortium's Digital Library Catalog. Includes information on burning audiobooks and transferring them to your ipod and other mp3 players.
What you need to get started:
A valid Warren Public Library card
A home computer (desktop/laptop,
Mac/Windows – anything will work)
An Internet connection
Overdrive Media Console (free download)
An ebook reader (Adobe Reader/Mobipocket
Windows Media Player
How Overdrive Works (pt.1)
1. Open your browser of choice.
2. Navigate to http://ebooks.mlcnet.org
3. Browse the collection until you find the
book, audio, or movie you want.
How Overdrive Works (pt.2)
4. If a book is available, it will say “Add to
BookBag.” Clicking on that button will
show you your BookBag, which can hold
10 items. You have 30 minutes to check
out your books.
5. Once you’re ready to download, click
“Proceed to Checkout.”
How Overdrive Works (pt.3)
6. Enter your library card number (make
sure you select Warren Public Library
from the drop-down list), and click
7. Click “Confirm Checkout.”
8. Click “Download.”
9. Read, listen, watch and enjoy!
Overdrive Media Console
• Used to manage items downloaded from
MLC. (video and audio only)
• Lists information about item: title, author,
runtime, due date.
• A popup will notify you when the items
are due to be deleted.
There are three different ways to read the
ebooks you can download with
• Adobe Reader
• Mobipocket Reader
• Sony Reader (or other epub reader)
Offered for free from Adobe.
Available for free from Mobipocket.
ePub is a new, standard format for ebooks
with “flowable” text, meaning you can
change the font and font size.
(Options include: MobiPocket, Adobe
Digital Editions, Bookworm, BookGlutton,
Calibre, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader,
Adobe Digital Editions
Available for free from Adobe, Digital
Editions allows you to read .pdf and .epub
files on your computer.
Advanced Use and Information
(Burning CDs and transferring to iPod and
other mp3 players.)
Putting Electronic Media On Hold
If the book you want says “Place Hold,”
instead of “Add to BookBag,” that item is
not immediately available.
Click “Place Hold.”
Select your home library from the drop-
down list, and enter your library card
Placing Holds (pt.2)
The MLC page will confirm your e-mail,
the name of the item you want, and the
format you want it in.
Once you’ve clicked the “Place Hold”
button, the system will confirm the hold,
and remind you that you have three days
from their e-mail to download the item.
To burn an audiobook, you must first
download it to your computer.
Make sure that the audiobook is burnable.
Burning Audiobooks (pt.2)
Once you’ve downloaded the audiobook,
select “Burn” from the Overdrive Media
The Burn Wizard will start. Follow the
“Next” prompts, and your CD will burn
for you, through the Overdrive console.
Transferring to iPod
Hook your iPod into your computer and
Click on File -> Add to Library
and add the mp3 audiobook folder (usually
found in My Media)
Add the audiobook to your iPod and sync.