The , in partnership with a company called Overdrive, offers you audiobooks and ebooks that will work with your Nook, Apple devices, and smart devices that use the Android operating system. Devices from Amazon like the Kindle Fire and the Kindle are also supported. Please keep in mind early versions of Amazon’s Kindle do not have a fully functioning web browser, so titles to be used on the early version of the Kindle, that aren’t being directly purchased from Amazon, must first be downloaded onto your home PC, then uploaded onto the Kindle.
With your library card, you can access the Overdrive website from the library home page and begin downloading material to listen to or read. In order to prepare your device (or home computer) to download ebooks and audiobooks, you will need to download the Overdrive Media Console. You can do this from home to either your reader or your PC. Look for the green oval icon on the right side of the library home page labeled “Free audiobooks and ebooks.”
You can also bring your device into the library, provided it has web-browsing capability, and take advantage of our high speed Wi-Fi connection to download your books.
There are more and more devices being marketed that can act as e-readers: tablet PCs, smartphones, etc.; operating software from Apple, Windows, Android, Kobo; and at least that many or more companies are jumping on the ebook bandwagon. The library is ready to help you get ebook content onto your e-reader much in the same way we are ready to help you find that next great read in print.
A lot of folks received e-readers for the holidays. We ask before you come in with your device, take a little time to familiarize yourself with how it operates beyond just turning it on. You should be able to tell us how to get to the screens to help you download the app you will need to read electronic books, how to make sure your device is communicating with the Internet or the Wi-Fi, and what operating system it uses (Apple OS, Android, etc).
Remember, while we are ready to help you load and enjoy ebook content on your new e-reader, we don’t have samples of all the various e-readers out there to work with at the library. We can help you get available content, but you need to be comfortable with using the reader from an operational perspective.
If you would like a librarian to sit down with you, or if you need one-on-one help with your device, please call the reference desk at 856-234-0333, ext. 4012, and set up an appointment. That way we can be sure we have enough staff on hand to give you our undivided attention.
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