When you first open Overdrive, you might need to download an e- reader if your handheld didn’t come equipped with one.You can get a free e- Free is good…reader from Adobe.
Tap “Settings” at the bottom of your Overdrive screen and authorize the Adobe e-reader, using the emailaddress associated with your device. 2 - Authorize your device to get Adobe e-reader and updates here. 1 - Tap the “Settings” button in the Overdrive app (not the overall settings for your device).
If you already have an e-reader on your device, it WON’T ask you to install one.So if it doesn’t ask, you’re good. It’s all so thrilling…
When youfirst openOverdrive,click “GetBooks” inthe upper right corner.
Search by zip code for theclosest libraries. A number is coming to mind… it’s…your zip code.
Overdrive willshow you a listof libraries that are close by.
If you have a public library card, youcan use it to get books from Frisco or Plano public libraries. Otherwise, choose FISD.
The home page shows what’s new: Tap this menu (looks like 3 lines) to search for books.
You can search for things in several different ways.Click “Explore” to search by genre.
If you chose “Sci-Fi and Fantasy”, here’swhat your result screen would look like.
Or, tap the “grade levels” menu choice to search for recommended titles for your grade.
Just FYI: Frisco ISD middle school students can check out any book rated for middle or elementaryschool. You must be in high school to get books reviewed for HS or adults. If you want books for older readers, you should try the Frisco Public Library. Don’t have a card? They’re free! It just takes one trip to the library with your utility bill. For even more choices, take your FPL card to Plano and get a card for their system too. Then you’ll be able to access Overdrive from three different places—for FREE!
Tap on a title to get moreinformation, or to add it to your cart.
When you find the one you want, tap on the green “add to bookbag” button.
The “Wishlist” button puts the book on a list of books you might want to check out in the future. (NOT the same as putting a book on hold!)The “Sample” buttonlets you take a closerlook at the book, just in case you aren’t sure.
If no copies are available you can tapthe “Wait” button to be added to a hold request list.
When you’ve clicked the +Bookbag button, you’ll get a confirmation screen that looks like this.
Once you hit the “Checkout” button, the book will appear in yourlocker. You still need to download it to your device by tapping the green download button.
When you go back into Overdrivelater, access your checked-out booksby tapping the “Bookshelf” button in the upper right corner.
In the Bookshelf, tap on whichever title you want to access, and it will open. You can returnbooks by clicking the “Edit” button on the upper left.
NOTES TO SELF: 1- You need an e-reader to choose the “E-Pub” format.2 - Newer Nook e-readers will sync wirelessly. Olderones need to be synced with your computer accountvia cable in order to download the book. Just dragand drop it onto your reader.
FINAL NOTE TO SELF:3 - You need an account at Amazon.com to get abook for a Kindle. The checkout is free, but willcome via Amazon.
Got psychic powers? Excellent!Use them to score a powerful book right away!
SKUNKED? All kids (1) without psychic powers and(2) with a wireless device— SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE RIGHT AWAY!