Access to many more ebooks and digital audios for free!

There is a new partnership between SELCO and Rochester Public Library that makes it possible for you to access digital ebooks and audios from each of the 2 separate collections.  For detailed instructions on downloading, installing, and using Libby to access the digital collections, pick up a brochure at the library or click HERE.

For information on getting started with Libby, click the graphic below:

eBook and eAudiobook Help On the Way!

Enjoy eBooks-Graphic1Have you been wishing you could figure out how to enjoy eBooks and/or downloadable audios on your device?  Well, your wish will soon come true!  Mark July 11th on your calendar today!  An eBook and downloadable audiobook “pro” will come from SELCO and do her best to help you with any questions you have about Overdrive.  Stop in between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Chatfield Public Library

eBook & Audiobook Roadshow

Thursday, July 11, 2013

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Bring your device with you and find the answers you need!  You may also want to bring your laptop with you if you are using a mobile device that does not have the capability of direct download.  In other words, if you can’t access the internet with your device, you’ll need to download the free software, Adobe Digital Editions or Overdrive Media Console, to your computer and use that to transfer downloadable media to your mobile device.  The library’s computers cannot be used for this, so please bring in your laptop computer if your device requires this.

For a list of devices that require the use of Adobe DIgital Editions on your computer, click HERE.

For a list of devices that require the use of Overdrive Media Console on your computer, click HERE.

To explore all the help available through Overdrive, click HERE.

iOS Users will need to re-authorize Adobe ID for Overdrive

Overdrive graphiciOS users will be prompted to re-authorize their Adobe IDs when opening OverDrive Media Console  for the first time after the May 28th update.   If you don’t remember your password, click on “Trouble signing in?” below the “Sign In” button on the “My Adobe Account” sign in page and you can reset your password.  There is no need to develop a new Adobe account.

OverDrive explains:

OverDrive Media Console v2.6.5 is coming to iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and Android on May 28th.

This release is all about bug-fixes to improve the end user experience….

Due to a change in Apple’s privacy policies, we’ve had to make changes to the way we handle licensing of EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks.  As a result, the OMC for iOS v2.6.5 update will de-authorize every users’ Adobe ID.  Upon opening OMC for the first time after the update, users will be prompted to re-authorize.

Audiobook users that have only partially downloaded an audiobook prior to the update will need to return to the library bookshelf to download any missing parts.  If users try downloading missing parts directly without first reactivating the download from their library website bookshelf, they will receive a ‘downloadManagerErrorDomain:403’ error.

Note: The Adobe authorization and audiobook download issues will only impact iOS users.

We’ve created two help articles to help end users through both Adobe authorization and audiobook download:

How do I download an ebook through the library?

So you have your new eReader … now what?!

Download eBooks for free using your library card!

You can start searching for free downloadable eBooks and audios by clicking on the “download audiobooks, eBooks” Overdrive graphic  toward the right side of this page.  It looks like this:   

Once you are on the Overdrive page, you’ll find help under “Getting Started” on the left side of the page, near the top.

You can also click on any of the links below to view guides developed by SELCO staff:

Kindle eBooks

EPUB eBooks (Nook format)

Android and Apple Apps

Adobe Digital Editions

Kindle Fire App Instructions

Overdrive has created a series of videos, called The Overdrive Guided Tour,  to assist you in the following topics:

Welcome to your Library’s Virtual BranchIntroduction to Download Media
What are Digital Rights?
How to Install the Free Software
Portable Devices
Browse, Check Out, and Download
How to Place a Hold
Overdrive Media Console
How to Transfer to a Portable Device
How to Burn to CD
Adobe eBooks

You will have to provide your library card number (don’t put in any spaces when entering it) in order to request and check out Overdrive titles.  More titles are being added every week, so check back often!  If there are no copies available of a title that you want (all copies are checked out), it is a good idea to place a request on it.  You will be notified by email when it becomes available for you to check out.  Downloadable eBooks are very popular and in high demand!

Check it out!  And enjoy your new eReader or listening device!

If you are interested in buying an eReader, take a look at this buying guide:  Holiday Gift Guide.