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Wired Wednesday! eBooks Abington Free Library
Today, we will… Talk about eBooks and eBook readers Show you how to get started for the first time with your NOOK, Kindle, iPad or other mobile device Demonstrate how to search for and download library eBooks Demonstrate how to put the eBook on your device Answer your questions about borrowing library eBooks
What’s an eBook? E = Electronic Not every book has an eBook version Use your e-reader device or your computer to read an eBook
Library eBook Basics Library eBooks are similar to regular library books o Take out 10 maximum at a time o Checkout for 1, 2, or 3 weeks o They “expire” after the due date o But NO FINES! o Want to renew? You need to go back & checkout again o You can return eBooks early Like library books, eBooks can only be read by one person at a time o For example, if someone has already checked out the eBook you want, and there are no other copies available, you can place a request on it o You will be notified when it’s your turn to download the eBook o You have 3 days to get the eBook after you are notified
Read an eBook on… NOOK o NOOK Tablet, Color, HD, HD+ o NOOK Simple Touch o Older NOOKs Kindle o Kindle regular & Paperwhite o Kindle Fire & Fire HD Apple products o iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Android phones & tablets Your computer Other devices…
What is Overdrive? We use the Overdrive system to buy and organize our eBooks You use the Overdrive system to: o Search the eBook catalog o Download eBooks o Keep track of your eBook checkouts Search eBooks on our MCLINC catalog too! o Will take you to Overdrive to download
How many eBooks?
Audiobooks We offer audiobooks online too! Download Overdrive Media Console (OMC) to your computer Need an audio device to transfer files & listen o Ex.) iPod Checkout for 7-21 days
Set up your NOOK 1 st edition & NOOK Simple Touch Older NOOKs & Simple Touch
NOOK 1 st edition & NOOK Simple Touch Your NOOK Read Your Computer Overdrive Website Search Overdrive Website Search Adobe Digital Editions Program Transfer via USB cord Download START HERE END HERE
Install Adobe Digital Editions Go to Adobe Digital Editions website Link on Overdrive website or at http://www.adobe.com/products/digital- editions.html Click “Download Now” on right side
Install Adobe Digital Editions Select Macintosh or Windows link to install program Click the “Save File” button to start the download
Install Adobe Digital Editions Save the file to your Desktop Download file On the Desktop, double-click the ADE 2.0 Installer folder Next screen Click “Run” Follow the instructions through the next few windows Click “Next”
Install Adobe Digital Editions Program will save in the Program Files folder Click “Install” Progress bar will appear When installation is complete, click “Done” Adobe Digital Editions will open
Get an Adobe ID Requires an Adobe ID email & password What’s an Adobe ID? o email & password registered with Adobe to save your eBook info Click “Get an Adobe ID” if you don’t have one Takes you to Adobe’s website Follow the steps Use same email that your NOOK is registered with Click “Create”
Enter Adobe ID Go back to Adobe Digital Editions Enter your Adobe ID email & password Turn your NOOK on Plug the NOOK into the USB port on your computer NOOK will appear on the left side
Set up your Kindle
Kindle Your Kindle Read Your Computer Overdrive Website Search Overdrive Website Search Amazon Website Download Amazon Website Download Via Wireless Internet Transfer via USB cord OR START HERE END HERE
Register your Kindle with Amazon.com Did you register your Kindle on Amazon’s website? o YES – You are ready to borrow eBooks! Remember your Amazon email & password. o NO – Follow these steps to register your Kindle. Go to amazon.com/manageyourkindle Type in your email address Select “No, I am a new customer.” Click “Sign in using our secure server” button
Create an Amazon account Answer the statements on the next page Click “Create Account”
Register your Kindle Amazon creates your account Now it takes you to “Your Account Manage your Kindle” webpage Click “Register a Kindle” on left side Enter the Kindle’s serial number o Find it in Kindle Settings screen under “Device Info”
Ready for eBooks Remember your Amazon email & password Have your USB cord (same cord that charges your Kindle) ready… o If you don’t have wireless Internet o If the eBook you want tells you to transfer by USB only Ready to search & download eBooks!
Set up your NOOK Tablet/Color/HD iPad/iPhone Android devices For your mobile devices
NOOK Tablet/Color/HD, iPad/iPhone & Android devices Your device Overdrive Media Console (OMC) App Search Download Read Overdrive Media Console (OMC) App Search Download Read No Computer Needed Do everything in the OMC App Download OMC for free in the App Store
Download the OMC App For NOOK / iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch o Go to the App Store o Search for Overdrive Media Console (OMC) app o Download the free app o Register with an Adobe ID For Android devices o Go to Google Play o Search for OMC app o Download the free app o Register with an Adobe ID
Get an Adobe ID Open the OMC app Find the settings button In the app settings, you need to enter an Adobe ID What’s an Adobe ID? o email & password registered with Adobe to save your eBook info Click “Get a free Adobe ID” if you don’t have one Takes you to Adobe’s website Follow the steps Use same email that your device is registered with Click “Create”
Enter Adobe ID in OMC Go back to the OMC app Go into the app settings Enter your new Adobe ID email & password Click “Authorize”
Add a Library Tap “Get Books” to open your library list Tap “Add a Library” to open the Library Finder screen Enter your library’s name, city, or zip code in the “Search” box. Tap “Search”.
Add a Library Tap “Abington Free Library” or your MCLINC library Tap the star next to “Montgomery County- Norristown Public Library” Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Abington Free Library
Select Library Go back to “Get Books” “Montgomery County” is saved in your list Click this library each time you want to search & download library eBooks Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
Still need help getting started? Visit help.overdrive.com View Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library eBook tutorials Call the library (215-885-5180 x.13) or come in
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