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1 Your connection to ideas, information, and inspiration.

2 eBooks and many other resources are available with a valid Anoka County Library barcode and PIN and can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Online Resources are funded by local and state tax money and state and federal tax revenues.

3 Why ebooks? Serving Anoka County residents anytime, anywhere at:

4 No Need for a Trip to the Library Serving Anoka County residents anytime, anywhere at:

5 Available 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week Serving Anoka County residents anytime, anywhere at:

6  Never have an overdue charge! Books are automatically returned to the library on time!  Books cannot be renewed; however, if no one is waiting for the title, you can check it out again after your checkout period has expired. Serving Anoka County residents anytime, anywhere at:

7 One eReader can Hold Hundreds of Books Serving Anoka County residents anytime, anywhere at:

8 Check Out an eBook Anywhere you Have Internet Access - Even on Vacation! Serving Anoka County residents anytime, anywhere at:

9 Anoka County Library (access 24/7) Free Library eBooks for your eReader!

10 First, you need to set up your computer and eReader. You need to download Adobe Digital Editions. Find the list of Required Software on the left side of the screen.

11 Adobe Digital Editions is free and should work with either PCs or Macs. Your computer will walk you through the installation process.

12 The first time you open Adobe Digital Editions, you need to activate the software with your Adobe ID and password. Click on “get an Adobe ID online” if you do not have one already.

13 If you need to create an Adobe ID and password, go to the Adobe site. Your address is usually the same as your Adobe ID. Click “Continue” at the bottom of the screen to create your Adobe ID.

14  Once you have created your Adobe ID, enter it in Adobe Digital Editions and click on “Activate.”  You are almost ready to go!

15 The first time you plug in your eReader, you should be prompted to Authorize Device. This only needs to be done the first time you plug in your device.

16 Finally, you are ready to browse the collection and check out an eBook!

17 You can search by title, author, or keyword. You can also limit the search to available titles. Check the box that says “Only show titles with copies available.” Leave the search box empty, and click on “Submit.” Now all the titles shown will be available for checkout!

18 All formats (EPUB, PDF, Kindle) are now listed in the interface. Click on “Add to Cart” for the Adobe EPUB or Adobe PDF format of that title. Please be sure to check out the Adobe EPUB or PDF book. Kindle books will not work on your ereader!

19 Proceed to Checkout Log in

20 Confirm Checkout Click on Download

21 Click on Open and Adobe Digital Editions should automatically open. The book should also open.

22 The book will open in Adobe Digital Editions and can be read on your PC. Click on “Library View” to go to your list of books and transfer the title to your eReader. This icon looks like a bookshelf.

23 Connect your eReader to your computer or laptop with the USB cable.

24 Click on the title you would like to transfer to your eReader. Drop and drag it onto the nook (or other eReader) in the Bookshelves area. Your nook (or other eReader) will appear in your list of bookshelves.

25 Safely disconnect or eject your eReader. Your book is now on your eReader!

26 To request a book: Click on Place a Request. See how many patrons are waiting and how many library copies are available.

27 You will be prompted to enter your address. You have three days (72 hours) from when you are notified by to return to the website to check out your request.

28 To check out your request when available: Log in to My Digital Account Click on My Requests Select Add to Cart Proceed to Checkout and complete checkout process

29 You can also add titles to a “Wish List.” These are not checked out to you or on request, but it might be nice to have a list of books you want to read in the future. Click on “Add to Wish List” to place the title on your Wish List.

30 Click on “My Wish List” to access your list in “My Digital Account.” You can check out or request the titles directly from the Wish List. Books stay on the Wish List until you remove them.

31 Anoka County Library (access 24/7) To return a book early: Books can be returned early through Adobe Digital Editions, not your eReader. Click on the Item Options menu. It looks like a white triangle in the upper left hand corner of the title. Click on Return Borrowed Item. Are you sure you want to return this item? Click Return.

32 More free books available! Titles are in the public domain, and do not count against your checkout limit and do not expire.

33 Need more help? Check out the Help page. Click on “OverDrive Help” for videos and for troubleshooting problems.

34 Click on “Videos” to watch simple videos to demonstrate checking out and transferring books to your device.

35 Read on Your Smart Phone

36 All the steps of browsing, checkout and returning books early can be completed on your mobile device! Audiobooks may also be checked out and listened to with the same app!

37 Overdrive Media Console can be used on Android, BlackBerry, iPhones and iPads, and Windows Phone 7. The following screenshots are from an iPod touch. Your screens and options will be slightly different if you are using a different device.

38 Overdrive Media Console is available through the app store or marketplace you use for apps. The app is free. Click on Install. You may have to enter your password.

39 You will need to authorize the app with your Adobe ID and password. You can get to the authorization screen under “Settings” or it will prompt you to authorize the app the first time you download a book.

40 Under “Get Books,” Add a Library to set up Overdrive to work with Anoka County Library.

41 Click on Get Books to start. Then click on Anoka County Library.

42 On mobile devices, you will use the mobile website. It looks a little different, but mostly functions the same. If you have an iPad, we can send you a link to use the desktop website. Selecting an item and checking it out works just the same as with other reading devices, but can be done from your mobile device with a wireless connection.

43 When you click on Download, the title will be loaded into your Overdrive library. Click on the title to open the book. You can now read the book!

44 Returning a Book Early Click on Return then Delete. Book is returned! Use options (right swipe in Apple) to bring up delete option.

45 Need more help?  Ask at your library!  Check out the Help page.  (You will need to do this if you check out the wrong format eBook.)

46 Thank you for your time. Jill Smith Johnsville Library Serving Anoka County residents anytime, anywhere at:


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