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1 Getting Started with eBooks! Newport Beach Public Library

2 eBook Services Axis 360 Overdrive Zinio Project Gutenberg ◦No NBPL card required Additional eBook resources ◦Gale Virtual Reference (textbooks)

3 Compatible Devices Apple ◦iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini Android ◦Phones (Droid) and tablets (Galaxy, Nexus 7, etc) Amazon Kindle ◦Touch, Keyboard, Fire, Fire HD B&N Nook ◦Simple Touch, Color, Tablet, HD, HD+ Sony Reader

4 General Info Max number of checkouts: 5 Max checkout period: 14 days Renewals: No Place holds: Yes Early return: Depends on service Special software required: Yes

5 Axis 360

6 eBook formats available: ◦Blio (software required) ◦ePub/PDF (Adobe Digital Editions/Adobe ID required) Account required ◦Free! Early return: ePub only

7 Axis 360 Compatible devices ◦Apple ◦Android ◦PC (Blio & ePub/PDF format) ◦Mac (ePub/PDF format only) ◦Nook (ePub/PDF format only) Is there an app? ◦Yes!  Blio format: Search “Blio” in Google Play/App Store  ePub format: Search “axisReader” in Google Play/App Store ◦ axisReader requires (free) Adobe ID account. ◦Free!

8 Axis 360 The App (Blio): How does it work? eBooks are sent to devices wirelessly Sign into app using Axis360 account After checking out, go to app and eBooks will download automatically Titles can be deleted from device when finished

9 Axis 360 The App (axisReader): How does it work? For ePub format eBooks eBooks are sent to devices wirelessly Requires Adobe ID (free registration) ePub/PDF titles can be read on older Nooks ◦Manually transfer to device via USB cable ePub and PDF titles can be read on PC & Mac desktops ◦Requires Adobe Digital Editions/Adobe ID

10 Axis 360 Blio vs. axisReader What should I use?! It’s up to you! Both will let you read eBooks Key differences: Blio offers text to speech with some titles axisReader lets you return titles early

11 Overdrive

12 Overdrive eBook formats available: ◦ePub, PDF, Kindle Audiobook formats available: ◦MP3, WMA Early return? Depends! ◦eBooks: only through Overdrive App or Adobe Digital Editions (if reading on computer or laptop) ◦Audiobooks: only through Overdrive App

13 Overdrive Compatible devices ◦Apple & Android ◦PC, Mac ◦Nook ◦Kindle ◦Sony Reader ◦MP3 players Is there an app? ◦Yes! ◦Search “Overdrive” in Google Play/App Store ◦Free!

14 Overdrive The Overdrive App Browse, check out and download from app ePub format titles require Adobe ID (free registration) eBooks/audio books are sent to devices wirelessly Titles can be deleted from device when finished

15 Overdrive Amazon Kindle Kindle titles are a separate format After checking out, you’ll be sent to Amazon.com Sign in using account info tied to your Kindle! Return titles early via Amazon website

16 Overdrive Amazon Kindle Downloading directly to Kindles requires Wi-Fi connection ◦Will NOT transfer over 3G/4G (aka “always on” Internet connection) ◦Connect to Wi-Fi hotspot Kindle Fire/Fire HD can use Overdrive App!

17 Zinio

18 Zinio Free subscriptions to select digital magazines Works with pre-existing Zinio account holders No checkout limits No download limits

19 Zinio Compatible devices: Android Apple PC Mac Kindle Fire/Fire HD Is there an app? Yes! Google Play Store/App Store Special instructions for Kindle Fire

20 Zinio How to get magazines? 1. Create Zinio Collection Account 2. Choose a magazine 3. Create Zinio View Account 4. Read and enjoy! PC/Mac Users: Some magazines can be read through browser, others require special (free) software

21 Zinio Additional info: No back issues (for now!) For best results, follow the account creation steps in order

22 Thank you! Questions? Help guides are available on the library’s website:


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