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1 Library eBooks West Haven Public Library westhavenlibrary.org

2 Definitions eBook Digital copy of a book Transferred electronically Available from the library website Can be read on a Computer or eReader eReader Device used for reading eBooks Displays eBook file you checkout from the library Many different brands westhavenpl.org

3 eBooks? Electronic books that can be read on a computer or eReader. Different formats for different eReaders. Can be bought from book sellers or borrowed from the library. westhavenpl.org

4 eBook Features Text size can be changed- No need for separate Large Print copy. Many books can be held on a single eReader or computer. No need to drive to the library to checkout a new book or return an old one. westhavenpl.org

5 eReaders? Electronic devices used to display/read eBooks. Many different eReaders for different companies. Library eBooks are compatible with most eReaders. westhavenpl.org

6 Popular eReaders Kindle Fire and Kindle by Amazon Compatible with “Kindle” eBooks available from the library westhavenpl.org

7 Popular eReaders Nook by Barnes & Noble Compatible with “ePub” eBooks available from the library westhavenpl.org

8 Popular eReaders iPad, iPod touch, iPhone by Apple Compatible with “ePub” eBooks available from the library via the OverDrive app westhavenpl.org

9 Popular eReaders Other Compatible eReaders include: Sony Reader product line Kobo eReader product line Samsung Galaxy Tab Full list of compatible eReader devices available: / westhavenpl.org

10 Library eBooks Available through the OverDrive service. Kindle and ePub formats available for most titles. Compatible with most eReaders and all computers using software from Overdrive. You must have a valid West Haven library card in good standing- fines less than $10.00 westhavenpl.org

11 Library eBooks You can borrow 4 items at once. eBooks are loaned for 14 days. At end of loan the eBook becomes automatically unreadable. There are NO overdue fees for eBooks eBooks can be returned early. westhavenpl.org

12 eBook Formats Kindle for Kindle reader Adobe ePub for other types Nook iPad Sony Reader westhavenpl.org

13 Overdrive Our eBooks are available through the OverDrive service. OverDrive library is accessible from our website. Search OverDrive for available items. westhavenpl.org

14 Overdrive Select format westhavenpl.org

15 Overdrive Enter your Library Card number westhavenpl.org

16 Overdrive Kindle You will be prompted to login to Amazon. eBook will transfer via Wifi to your Kindle Nook Download and open the file in Adobe Digital Editions Plug in Nook to computer to transfer eBook iPad Use Overdrive App to get eBooks directly on devices westhavenpl.org

17 Using Overdrive A limited number of copies are available, similar to a “physical” book Click to put an item on hold if it is currently checked out You will receive an when it is available to download westhavenpl.org

18 Different process for transferring your eBook depending of which eReader you have. westhavenpl.org

19 Getting eBooks for your Kindle westhavenpl.org You will need your library card and your Amazon account login. Select Kindle format eBook in OverDrive

20 Getting eBooks for your Kindle Click download library book westhavenpl.org

21 Getting eBooks for your Kindle Login into your Amazon account. westhavenpl.org

22 Getting eBooks for your Kindle Login into your Amazon account. westhavenpl.org

23 Getting eBooks for your Kindle Choose the device (Your Kindle) If using Wifi- library eBooks will automatically download on next sync or startup. If no Wifi is available, download to computer and transfer to Kindle documents folder using your USB sync cable. westhavenpl.org

24 Managing Kindle eBooks Login to your Amazon account, select “Manage Kindle” to return items early or delete entirely. westhavenpl.org

25 Getting eBooks for iPad & iPhone You will need your library card, the ability to install the OverDrive app, and an Adobe ID westhavenpl.org

26 Getting eBooks for iPad & iPhone After installation, open OverDrive app, follow prompts to create an Adobe ID Press “Get Books” in top right corner westhavenpl.org

27 Getting eBooks for iPad & iPhone Add a library by searching for West Haven westhavenpl.org

28 Getting eBooks for iPad & iPhone Browse the Overdrive library, after making selection and entering your library card the eBook will be readable in the Overdrive app, westhavenpl.org

29 Managing eBooks on the iPad To return early press “edit” and delete item You will be given the option to return and delete westhavenpl.org

30 Getting eBooks for your Nook You will need a personal computer, your library, the Adobe Digital Editions software, Adobe ID. Install Adobe Digital Editions software Create Adobe ID westhavenpl.org

31 Getting eBooks for your Nook Download eBook from Overdrive westhavenpl.org

32 Getting eBooks for your Nook Open in Adobe Digital Editions westhavenpl.org

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34 Getting eBooks for your Nook Plug in Nook to computer via USB sync cable Drag and drop title on Nook icon in Adobe Digital Editions. westhavenpl.org

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36 For additional Help Ask staff at any West Haven library locations Instruction sheets for popular devices “Library eBooks” page at our website westhavenpl.org/ westhavenpl.org David Cirella-


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