eBook Download and Return

Download an eBook and return it early

More and more of our customers are starting to access our eMedia collection. Unfortunately, downloading an eBook to a device using Overdrive is not even close to an intuitive process. In this section you will be downloading an eBook to three devices - a Nook, a Kindle, and a phone or tablet. All branches now have Nooks and Kindles, and many have iPads, by far the most common tablet out there. If you do not have access to a device, please contact the CTC at 5-1706 and they can lend you one.

What do I need to do?

Navigate to our eMedia site and download an available eBook to the following devices:

  • Nook
  • Kindle
  • any smartphone or tablet

After you've taken screenshots, return the eBook from each device so someone else can use it!

How do I receive credit?

You must download and return an eBook to all three devices to receive credit for this activity.

For Kindle & Nook:

  1. Locate an item via our Overdrive site
  2. Download the item to your computer
  3. Take a screenshot of your computer when you reach the step of transferring the item from your computer to the device (the last step in DPL's tutorials)
  4. Send that screenshot to moc.liamg|gninraellpd#moc.liamg|gninraellpd with your name in the Subject line
  5. Return the item and take a screenshot of the verification message
  6. Send that screenshot to moc.liamg|gninraellpd#moc.liamg|gninraellpd with your name in the Subject line

For smartphones or tablets:

  1. Download the Overdrive app from either the iOS app store or Google Play
  2. Locate an available item and check it out
  3. Take a screenshot of the book on the device and email it to moc.liamg|gninraellpd#moc.liamg|gninraellpd with your name in the Subject line
  4. Return the item and take a screenshot of the confirmation message
  5. Send that screenshot to moc.liamg|gninraellpd#moc.liamg|gninraellpd with your name in the Subject line

Yes - that's 6 emails!

Resources

  1. Windows
  2. Mac
  3. iPhone/iPad
  4. Android (less consistent)
  • All branches now have Nooks and Kindles, and many have iPads, by far the most common tablet out there. If you do not have access to a device, please contact the CTC at 5-1706 and they can lend you one (they can also probably help walk you through this!)
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