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  1. Wired Wednesday!eBooks Abington Free Library

  2. Today, we will… • Talk about eBooks and eBook readers • Show you how to get started for the first time with your NOOK, Kindle, iPad or other mobile device • Demonstrate how to search for and download library eBooks • Demonstrate how to put the eBook on your device • Answer your questions about borrowing library eBooks

  3. What’s an eBook? • E = Electronic • Not every book has an eBook version • Use your e-reader device or your computer to read an eBook

  4. Library eBook Basics • Library eBooks are similar to regular library books • Take out 10 maximum at a time • Checkout for 1, 2, or 3 weeks • They “expire” after the due date • But NO FINES! • Want to renew? You need to go back & checkout again • You can return eBooks early • Like library books, eBooks can only be read by one person at a time • For example, if someone has already checked out the eBook you want, and there are no other copies available, you can place a request on it • You will be notified when it’s your turn to download the eBook • You have 3 days to get the eBook after you are notified

  5. Read an eBook on… • NOOK • NOOK Tablet, Color, HD, HD+ • NOOK Simple Touch • Older NOOKs • Kindle • Kindle regular & Paperwhite • Kindle Fire & Fire HD • Apple products • iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch • Android phones & tablets • Your computer • Other devices…

  6. What is Overdrive? • We use the Overdrive system to buy and organize our eBooks • You use the Overdrive system to: • Search the eBook catalog • Download eBooks • Keep track of your eBook checkouts • Search eBooks on our MCLINC catalog too! • Will take you to Overdrive to download

  7. How many eBooks?

  8. Audiobooks • We offer audiobooks online too! • Download Overdrive Media Console (OMC) to your computer • Need an audio device to transfer files & listen • Ex.) iPod • Checkout for 7-21 days

  9. Questions?

  10. Set up yourNOOK 1st edition & NOOK Simple Touch Older NOOKs & Simple Touch

  11. NOOK 1st edition & NOOK Simple Touch START HERE Your Computer Overdrive Website Search Transfer via USB cord Your NOOK Read Adobe Digital Editions Program Download END HERE

  12. Install Adobe Digital Editions • Go to Adobe Digital Editions website • Link on Overdrive website or at • Click “Download Now” on right side

  13. Install Adobe Digital Editions • Select Macintosh or Windows link to install program • Click the “Save File” button to start the download

  14. Install Adobe Digital Editions • Save the file to your Desktop • Download file • On the Desktop, double-click the ADE 2.0 Installer folder • Next screen  Click “Run” • Follow the instructions through the next few windows  Click “Next”

  15. Install Adobe Digital Editions • Program will save in the Program Files folder • Click “Install” • Progress bar will appear • When installation is complete, click “Done” • Adobe Digital Editions will open

  16. Get an Adobe ID • Requires an Adobe ID email & password • What’s an Adobe ID? • email & password registered with Adobe to save your eBook info • Click “Get an Adobe ID” if you don’t have one • Takes you to Adobe’s website • Follow the steps • Use same email that your NOOK is registered with • Click “Create”

  17. Enter Adobe ID • Go back to Adobe Digital Editions • Enter your Adobe ID email & password • Turn your NOOK on • Plug the NOOK into the USB port on your computer • NOOK will appear on the left side

  18. Questions?

  19. Set up your Kindle

  20. Kindle START HERE Your Computer Transfer via USB cord END HERE Overdrive Website Search Your Kindle Read OR Amazon Website Download Via Wireless Internet

  21. Register your Kindle with • Did you register your Kindle on Amazon’s website? • YES – You are ready to borrow eBooks! Remember your Amazon email & password. • NO – Follow these steps to register your Kindle. • Go to • Type in your email address • Select “No, I am a new customer.” • Click “Sign in using our secure server” button

  22. Create an Amazon account • Answer the statements on the next page • Click “Create Account”

  23. Register your Kindle • Amazon creates your account • Now it takes you to “Your Account  Manage your Kindle” webpage • Click “Register a Kindle” on left side • Enter the Kindle’s serial number • Find it in Kindle Settings screen under “Device Info”

  24. Ready for eBooks • Remember your Amazon email & password • Have your USB cord (same cord that charges your Kindle) ready… • If you don’t have wireless Internet • If the eBook you want tells you to transfer by USB only • Ready to search & download eBooks!

  25. Questions?

  26. Set up yourNOOK Tablet/Color/HDiPad/iPhoneAndroid devices For your mobile devices

  27. NOOK Tablet/Color/HD,iPad/iPhone & Android devices Your device No Computer Needed Overdrive Media Console (OMC) App Search Download Read Do everything in the OMC App Download OMC for free in the App Store

  28. Download the OMC App • For NOOK / iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch • Go to the App Store • Search for Overdrive Media Console (OMC) app • Download the free app • Register with an Adobe ID • For Android devices • Go to Google Play • Search for OMC app • Download the free app • Register with an Adobe ID

  29. Get an Adobe ID • Open the OMC app  Find the settings button • In the app settings, you need to enter an Adobe ID • What’s an Adobe ID? • email & password registered with Adobe to save your eBook info • Click “Get a free Adobe ID” if you don’t have one • Takes you to Adobe’s website • Follow the steps • Use same email that your device is registered with • Click “Create”

  30. Enter Adobe ID in OMC • Go back to the OMC app • Go into the app settings • Enter your new Adobe ID email & password • Click “Authorize”

  31. Add a Library • Tap “Get Books” to open your library list • Tap “Add a Library” to open the Library Finder screen • Enter your library’s name, city, or zip code in the “Search” box. Tap “Search”.

  32. Add a Library • Tap “Abington Free Library” or your MCLINC library • Tap the star next to “Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library” Abington Free Library Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

  33. Select Library • Go back to “Get Books” • “Montgomery County” is saved in your list • Click this library each time you want to search & download library eBooks Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

  34. Still need help getting started? • Visit • View Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library eBook tutorials • Call the library (215-885-5180 x.13) or come in

  35. Next… • How to use Overdrive to search for eBooks & download onto your device