OverDrive Media – the content provider for Ferndale Library patrons looking to check out e-books and download MP3-audiobooks onto their Nooks, Kindles, iPads or iPods can now experience a faster and more intuitive way to connect to the books you love.
The Basics: Checking Out and Returning
When you “check-out” an E-Book through OVERDRIVE, its downloaded to your device (Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, iPad or iPhone) and after 2 weeks they “return themselves” (or, are deleted from your device). After 2 weeks, your e-books (or your MP3 file-audiobooks) automatically ‘expire’ and return to the collection; though you’ll have the option to return them earlier to clear storage space on your device. Audiobooks in a WMA-file format, however, remain assigned to a patron’s account until the end of the lending period.
Renewing, Placing Holds
Titles cannot be renewed, but you can check them out again if they are available. If all copies of a particular title are checked out you may place a hold on something. However, the number of titles that one may place-holds-on may be limited. ***Publishers provide “digital copies” (or files) of their author’s books to public libraries across the country, but-they only permit a limited number of those files -per- library. That’s why something you’re looking for might not be available yet…
Browse From Home: Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions
- OverDrive Media Console (for audiobooks, music and video)
- Adobe Digital Editions (for eBooks).If you’re using an Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Windows Phones, just use Overdrive Media Console to get your desired audiobooks and eBooks.
How to Install Adobe Digital Editions
*PC and Mac computers *the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch *Android Many eBook readers such as the Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK, Kobo eReader, and Amazon® Kindle® (US schools and libraries only). To view a full list of compatible devices, visit OVERDRIVE’s Device Resource Center. http://www.overdrive.com/libraries/public-libraries/compatibility Nearly all OverDrive audiobooks can be transferred to an iPod/iPhone/iPad. eBooks that you “check-out” from home, on your computer, with Adobe Digital Editions come as EPUB format files – those can be downloaded directly to iPhone and iPad (as well as Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry, and Windows Phones). APPS: OverDrive has created apps to use eBooks and audiobooks on Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone. About 50 percent of our audiobook titles can be burned to a CD. ….If you have any more questions:
Visit OVERDRIVE online or give us a call!