GETTING STARTED: EBOOK/AUDIO VALID ALS/DULUTH LIBRARY CARD DRM – DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT FORMATS – HOW DO YOU WANT YOUR BOOK DOWNLOADED WMA AND MP3 (LISTEN TO) EPUB AND PDF (VISUALLY READ) WHAT YOU NEED: COMPUTER (meets system requirements) INTERNET FREE SOFTWARE FOR YOUR DEVICE FREE SOFTWARE FOR PC
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD FREE DIGITAL MEDIA SOFTWARE FOR PC AND FOR YOUR DEVICE (APP DEPENDS ON DEVICE)
STEPS:EBOOK AND AUDIO BOOKS NEED valid Arrowhead Library System Library card -permits access to downloadable : Audio books to listen to (in wma & mp3 formats) eBooks to read (in Adobe EPUB, apple, kindle formats) Visit the digital catalog website at: www.arrowhead.lib.overdrive.com www.arrowhead.lib.overdrive.com Select Download Overdrive Media Console Install Overdrive Media Console software Login using your valid library card: [Choose Arrowhead Library System for library cards beginning with 22510 OR choose Duluth Public Library for library card numbers beginning in 21256 ] Search Digital Media: www.arrowhead.lib.overdrive.comwww.arrowhead.lib.overdrive.com Optional: Limit search (drop down menu) by format, by showing titles with copies available, etc. Choose title to check out – limit 10 checked out Add title to cart (check to see availability, if it is at 0, then place a hold to reserve or add to wish list) Optional: Select Continue Browsing Select Proceed to Check Out Select Confirm Check Out (review, confirm selections, change lending period before proceeding) Select Download to transfer book to compatible portable device or computer Expired books may still appear on your device but a message will appear: “The lending period for this book has expired”, delete manually. May return books early in Overdrive Media Console: chose title, delete, return. Software for your device - Lower left side of ALS web page: Select link to Download Adobe Digital Editions(ADE) Install Adobe Digital Editions Create an ADE account using an email & a password, Activate before downloading eBooks. Books are found in Nook under “My documents” in My Library not My B&N Library. Apple products: Create an itunes account, Download itunes app Overdrive Media Console from iTunes. Kindle products, Create an Amazon account, download kindle app from Amazon.com. ***Downloading and activating application software is only necessary when using a new computer/device to transfer digital library books.