Use of Adobe ID

Due to new changes to the OverDrive app for Android and iOS devices, there has been an elimination of the need to create an Adobe ID account in order to check out and use audiobooks and ebooks.

Use of the Adobe Digital Editions program still requires the creation of an Adobe ID account. Older devices such as NOOK Classic and Simple Touch, as well as use of the program on PC and Mac computers, will continue to use Adobe ID accounts.

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Instead of creating Adobe ID:

1. New users will be prompted to create an OverDrive account upon app install.

2. Existing users: If you already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account, no action needed. If reinstalling the app, will be prompted to create/ sign in to OverDrive account.

3. Users under 13: Anonymously authorize app. Will not have OverDrive account features. A parent/guardian can create OverDrive account for user.

 

 

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Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from your NOOK Color and Tablet

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Installing OverDrive

1. From Google Play, search for OverDrive app and download for free. (Skip section 2-4)

OR

1. Open the app section of your NOOK from the menu and select “Shop Now.”

App store

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2. Search for “OverDrive,” and select the “Free” button next to the OverDrive symbol.

3. “Confirm” to start installation. (You may need to enter your B&N password).

4. When the app has finished downloading, select “Close” at the bottom of the screen.

 

5. In the settings menu select “Get Books.” Next, enter your library name or zip code to find Webster Groves. Select the Municipal Library Consortium.

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6. The OverDrive app functions the same as the web browser. You can search for specific books, authors and subjects at the top of the page, or you can browse collections by selecting Fiction or Nonfiction eBooks or Audiobooks.

7. When you are browsing books, you can choose to look at only the titles that are currently available for checkout by going to the Collections drop-down menu at the top left side.

8. When you have selected a book, click on the word “Borrow” underneath the title image.

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9. Next, you will be prompted to enter your library card number to sign in (if you have not already) and check out the book.

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10. Once you have signed in, your device will begin loading the selected title. Some devices may prompt you to download the title.

11. When the title has finished downloading you can find it in your OverDrive Library. You can access your library by opening the settings menu and selecting “Bookshelf.” Tap the title to start reading or listening.

 

Place a Hold

  • If  an eBook or Audiobook is currently checked out, there will be a white banner above the title image displaying “Wait list”.ebook_placehold
  • Instead of the option to borrow the book, you will be able to place a hold by click on the words underneath the title image.

 

  • If you have not already signed in, you will be prompted and then to confirm your e-mail address. The library will contact you when your hold is available. After you have received your e-mail you will have 3 days to check out your hold, if you have not opted for automatic check-outs.
  • To access your hold, go to your Loans page (books icon).books-icon
  • Next, choose your Holds from the menu on the left.  Next to the cover of the book there will be an option to download the book.

 

 

Want some more tips on how to use OverDrive on your NOOK?  Check out these sites:

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We Need Your Help!

OverDrive App  During the month of June, if Webster Groves and the rest of the Hometown Library Network increase OverDrive* circulation by 25%, improvements will be awarded to your collection!  Help us out by heading over to our OverDrive site and downloading any available eBook or Audiobook (or 10)!  With your help we’ll be able to hit our goal of 5,935 total checkouts!

*OverDrive is your free eBook and Audiobook service.  Visit overdrive.mlcstl.org to browse the collection of eBooks and Audiobooks for adults, teens and children!  If you are looking to get started with OverDrive, check out our guides to using OverDrive here.

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Join us for an open discussion of your favorite eBook and Audiobooks (or just some of your favorite books!).   We’ll also go over a couple quick tips and tricks to make sure you’re getting the most out of your OverDrive account.  Need help with OverDrive?  Stick around after the program for one-on-one help from staff members.  Attend this program for your chance to win a new book or advanced reading copies!  We welcome all ages and levels of experience.  Light refreshments will be served.

OverDrive Big Read

From June 3-18, check out award-winning author Laurien Berenson’s A Pedigree to Die For.  During these dates you’ll be able to enjoy Berenson’s kennel-themed murder mystery with no holds and no wait lists!  Check it out here!  Berenson is best known for her Melanie Travis series, which features a school teacher who shows Poodles.  A Pedigree to Die For is the first in the series. A Pedigree to Die For

Have any questions about the OverDrive service, upcoming events or the OverDrive Challenge?  Give us a call at 314-961-3784, e-mail us at reference@wgpl.org, or stop by the library!

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Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks on your Android tablet

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1. Start by downloading the app one of two ways:OverDrive App

  • opening Google Play on your tablet and searching for ‘OverDrive  Media Console,’ or
  • going to http://omc.overdrive.com/android and selecting the download for your operating system. 

2. Open the app after the download has finished. You will be prompted to create an OverDrive account and log in.

3. Next, access the menu to add the Municipal Library Consortium.

  • In the new version of the app this is done by swiping the screen from left to right (or tapping the OverDrive icon in the top left corner), then tapping ‘Add a Library.’

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4. Next, enter your library name or zip code and add the Municipal Library Consortium.

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* Click the star next to the library name to save the library in your main menu.

 

Borrowing Audio and eBooks:

The OverDrive app functions the same as the web browser. You can search for specific books, authors and titles, at the top of the page (with search bar) or you can browse Collections and Subjects.

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5. When you have selected a book, click on the word “Borrow” underneath the title image.

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6. Next, you will be prompted to enter your library card number to check out the book.

Sign In

7. Once you have signed in, you will be taken to your Loans page.  Complete the checkout by clicking ‘Add to App’ next to the title for Audiobooks (Audiobooks automatically select format of MP3). For eBooks, click on ‘Choose a Format’ and then select EPUB.

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8. Open the main menu and select ‘Bookshelf’ to access your downloaded eBook or Audiobook. All items can be checked out for 3 weeks and will automatically be returned after the loan period has expired.

 

The OverDrive Menu:

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 menu-iconOpens a menu where you can browse through Subjects, Collections, the Kids & Teens rated items, access the Help page, and Sign In.

 

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Opens your account information.  See currently checked out books, your holds and adjust your settings.

 

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Click on the word “Search” and type in an author or title to find an item. Suggestions will appear and you can filter options by making an Advanced Search.

 

Placing a Hold:

  • If a title can be borrowed, it will display a blue “Available” banner and if not, will display a white “Wait List” banner with the word “Place a Hold” underneath the title image.ebook_placehold

  • Click on the blue circle with three dots to take you to the title information page.
  • Instead of the option to borrow the book, you will be able to place a hold.
  • Sign in if you have not already and confirm your email address is correct. The library will contact you when your hold is available. After you have received your e-mail you will have 3 days to check out your hold.
    • It is suggested that you check the box for automatic check-outs.
  • To access your hold or to download the item when available, go to your Loans page (the icon of books).

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  • Next, if the title is not already displayed in the Loans section, choose your holds from the menu on the left.

 

 Want some more tips on how to use OverDrive on your Android tablet?  Check out these sites:

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One Click Digital at WGPL

The library now provides a variety of classic titles through One Click Digital.  Listen to one of the 200 different eAudiobooks available, or read one of the 85 eBooks available for checkout.  These titles can be accessed at: http://mlcmo.oneclickdigital.com/Home/Featured.aspx.

One feature of the One Click Digital collection is that titles are always available, so there are never holds or waiting periods for any of the titles.

You can search for specific titles, or you can choose to browse the collection.  Clicking on the magnifying glass next to “Browse” will show you all the titles in the collection.

Browse Collections

When you have found a title you are interested in, click on  the cover.  If there is an eBook format available for the title, it will be shown on this page.  Click on “Checkout now!” next to the format you are interested in borrowing.

Selecting a title

At this point, you will have to create an account if this is your first time using One Click Digital with the Municipal Library Consortium.  Click on “Create an Account” to continue.”

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To create your account you’ll need your library card number and an e-mail address.  After you’ve filled out your personal information and created a user name and password, your book will be checked out.

Listening to Audiobooks 

To listen to audiobooks on your computer, you will need to download One Click digital Media Manager (available for Windows and Mac).  Click on install, and follow the Setup Wizard when prompted.  When the Media Manager opens, sign in with the username and password that you created for One Click digital.  Any eAudiobooks that you have selected will appear in the library.

Audiobooks can be transferred to compatible devices from your computer.

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Reading eBooks

To read eBooks on your computer you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions.  Adobe Digital Editions is available for download on PC and Mac computers.  After you have selected the appropriate download for your computer, follow the instructions from the set-up wizard to complete the download.

When Adobe Digital Editions has finished downloading, open it and click on “Help“—> “Authorize Computer...”

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If you do not already have an Adobe Digital Editions ID (different than an Adobe ID), you can sign up for one by clicking on “Create an Adobe ID.”  After you have created your ID (your computer will only have to be authorized once), sign in and you books will be ready for download.

If you would like to transfer your eBook to another device, click here to find out which devices are compatible with Adobe Digital Editions.

Listen to Audiobooks on your phone or tablet

The One Click digital eAudio app is available for Android, Kindle Fire, NOOK, iPhone, iPad Touch and iPad users.  The app can be found in your app store, or by clicking here.

After the app has been downloaded, login using the username and password you created when setting up your One Click Digital account.

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You can access your account from the app to download current checkouts, renew, and search for new titles.

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eAudiobooks that are currently checked out to you can be accessed by clicking on the play button next to the title.  You can choose to download all titles at once by clicking on “Download All” at the bottom of the screen.

Read eBooks on your phone or tablet

There is a separate app available for Android, Kindle Fire, NOOK, iPhone, iPad Touch and iPad users called One Click digital eReader.  

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*If you are interested in listening to eAudiobooks and reading eBooks on your device, you must download both apps to access your titles.

After you’ve downloaded the app, sign in using your Adobe Digital ID (different that the One Click digital ID you created).  If you do not have an ID, click on “Create a Free Adobe ID.”

OCD eBook app

After you’ve created an Adobe ID and signed into your One Click digital account, you’ll have access to books you have checked out.  Tapping on “Download” will load the eBook onto your device.

Click on “Get Books” at the bottom of the screen to browse and check out other books in the collection.OCD eBook app title download

If you have problems with One Click Digital, help is available at 877-77AUDIO or support@oneclickdigital.com.

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Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks on your PC

Read through this post to find out how to download Audiobooks and eBooks to your PC.  OverDrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions will allow you to listen to Audiobooks and read eBooks from your laptop or desktop.

If you have an eReader, Smartphone, or Tablet find your device HERE for instructions.

Downloading Adobe Digital Editions to read eBooks:

Download Adobe Digital Editions to read eBooks

1. Go to www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html and select “Download Now.” Next, select the version for PCs.

2. Follow the directions to download and install. Open Adobe Digital Editions, and select “Help” from the top menu. Next, click “Authorize Computer.”

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3. Select “Create an Adobe ID” to authorize your computer. You will only have to do this once.

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Search:

1. Go to http://overdrive.mlcstl.org to browse recently purchased eBooks and Audiobooks, browse genres, or use the search bar at the top of the page to find a book.

2. You can search for specific books, authors and Subjects at the top of the page, or you can browse Collections.

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The Advanced Search option (click on the magnifying glass icon) allows you to filter your results by format, subject, title, author and availability.

3. When items are displayed, you will see either a blue banner with “Available” or a white banner with “Wait List” above the title image. To see whether an item is either an eBook or Audiobook, check out the information listed underneath the title image.

  • If a book is currently checked out, you can place a hold. You will be prompted to sign in with your library card number if you are not already and to confirm your e-mail address to receive a notice when it becomes available.
  • When you receive notification that your hold is available, you will have 3 days to go to your account and check out the book (if you do not opt for automatic checkouts).
  • If already checkout to you, go to your Loans page (books icon) to download the item.

4. If you are looking for a book that you can download immediately, go to the “Available Now” option within the Collections drop-down menu.available-now

 

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5. When you have selected an item, click on the word “Borrow” underneath the title image.

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6. Next, you will be prompted to sign in, if you are not already, with your library card number before you can check out the item.

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7. After you have signed into your account, you will be taken to your Loans page (books icon).

8. Click on “Choose a Format” next to the title image, and select “EPUB eBook” or “PDF eBook” (either version will open on a PC).

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** For Audiobooks, you can either “Listen now” to play right in your browser or download the audiobook to your computer (you must install OverDrive for Windows first)

9. Next, you will be prompted to Open or Save your book. Choose “Open.”

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10. When the book finishes downloading, it will open in Adobe Digital Editions. Click on “Library” in the top left corner.

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11. This will take you to the main screen with all your borrowed library books.

 

Downloading OverDrive Media Console to listen to Audiobooks:

1. Download the OverDrive Media Console app by going to http://omc.overdrive.com/

2. Follow the set-up instructions to finish installing OverDrive Media Console.

3. Start browsing the Municipal Library Consortium’s collection at overdrive.mlcstl.org.  You can browse, borrow, place holds and checkout Audiobooks the same way that you check out eBooks.

4. After you have found an Audiobook, you can choose to download it in either MP3 or WMA format–both are compatible with PC.

5. When you’ve clicked ‘Download’ from your Bookshelf, OverDrive Media Console will automatically open.  Click ‘OK’ to download the Audiobook.

Downloading Audiobook

6. The Audiobook will begin downloading in parts.  After the first part has finished downloading you may begin listening by double clicking on the title.

Some more links about OverDrive and Adobe Digital Editions:

Borrow Audiobooks and eBooks on your Mac

Read through this post to find out how to download Audiobooks and eBooks to your Mac desktop or laptop.  OverDrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions will allow you to listen to Audiobooks and read eBooks from your laptop or desktop.

If you have an eReader, Smartphone, or Tablet find your device from ‘Guides to Using OverDrive’ for instructions.

Downloading Audiobooks

1. Download the OverDrive app by going to omc.overdrive.com and choosing the option for Mac computers.

2. Start browsing the Municipal Library Consortium’s collection at overdrive.mlcstl.org.

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3. From the OverDrive homepage, you can start browsing Audiobooks from the main menu by choosing a category under the Collections drop-down menu. After you have selected a category, you will be shown all of the titles owned by the Municipal Library Consortium.  If you would like to view only the titles that are immediately available for checkout, click the “Available now” options under the Audiobooks section within the Collections menu.

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4. After you have selected an Audiobook, click on the word ‘Borrow’ underneath the title image and sign in to your account with your library card number. *You can only download MP3 Audiobooks to the Mac OverDrive App.
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5. You will be taken to your Loans page (books icon) where you can download your Audiobook. Click on Download the MP3 format.

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6. The Audiobook will open in your Downloads. Double click on the title and select ‘Open.’

7. The OverDrive Media Console will automatically open.

8. A “Get Media” box will open where a default location is set—this does not need to be changed. Click ‘OK.’downloading

9. The entire audiobook will be selected for download. If you don’t want the whole book, you can select the parts of the audiobook that you want to download.

10. The audiobook will appear in your OverDrive Media Console library, and begin downloading. Audiobooks are large files, so they can take some time to download.

11.  Double click on the title to begin playing the Audiobook.

 

Transfer to an iPod:

After the download has completed you can transfer to an iPod by selecting ‘Transfer’ on the top menu.

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  • A set-up wizard will open to guide you through the steps of transferring your Audiobook to an iPod. When you have inserted your iPod and clicked ‘Next,’ your Audiobook will begin downloading to your device.
  • Once you have transferred a title onto your iPod, you can listen to it just like you would any audio file on the device.  MP3 titles can be found under ‘Music.’
  •  Audiobooks can also be burned to a CD by clicking on the ‘Burn’ option on the top menu. Follow the wizard to complete the process. (You will need multiple CDs for Audiobooks)

 

Downloading eBooks

1. Download Adobe Digital Editions at http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html and choose ‘Download Macintosh.’

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2. An installer will open.  Follow the steps to complete installation.

3. When installation has been completed, you can open Adobe Digital Editions.

4. If you aren’t prompted to authorize your computer the first time you open Adobe Digital Editions, go to the top menu and select ‘Help’ and ‘Authorize Computer.’  *If you do not authorize your computer, you will not be able to open eBooks that you have borrowed.

5. If you do not already have an Adobe ID, click on ‘Create an Adobe ID.’  This will direct you to the Adobe website where you can fill out your information.  After you have registered for an ID, return to Adobe Digital Editions and enter your login information.  *This step only needs to be completed once!Create Adobe ID

6.  Now that your computer is authorized, you can begin browsing eBooks at http://overdrive.mlcstl.org.

7. When you find the title that you want, underneath the title image will be the option to “Borrow” (or “Place a hold” if it is currently checked out).

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8. After you select ‘Borrow,’ you will need to sign in with your library card number, if you have not already. After you have signed in, you will be taken to your Loans page where you can download the eBook to your computer.  When you download the eBook there will be several options for format.  Make sure you choose either EPUB or PDF (all formats are not always available for all eBooks).

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9. EPUB and PDF eBooks will automatically open in Adobe Digital Editions, so you can immediately begin reading your eBook.  To return to your OverDrive library, click the ‘Library’ button in the top left-hand corner of the screen.

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10.  All of your downloaded eBooks will appear in your Adobe Digital Editions Library.  After the loan has expired the books will no longer open.  You can return books early by right clicking on the cover and choosing to return the book.

Placing a Hold on Audiobooks or eBooks:

You can tell if books are currently checked out by the banner at the top of the title image. If it is blue and says “Available” you can immediately check the item out. If it is white and says “Wait list” you can only place a hold. Underneath the title image there is more information including what format the item comes in (Audio or eBook).  Audiobooks have a headphones symbol and eBooks have a book symbol.

  • If an item is currently checked out, you can place a hold.
  • When clicking “Place a hold” you will be prompted to sign in with your library card number and asked to confirm your email address. The library will notify you when your hold is available. You will have 3 days to check out your book if you have not opted for automatic check-outs.
  • Download your hold by going to your Loans page (books icon).
  • Next, view your holds (tab on left side of page) to download the book.

Check out these links for some more information and troubleshooting:

Have any questions?  Leave them in the comments section or contact the library!