Tips for Getting Library eBooks

Tip #1:  Got a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus (running Android), and have no idea how to get eBooks from the library?

In the “Getting started with Android” article, you’ll find a simple instructions on how to install the software needed, find a title and enjoy it on your new Android device.

Tip #2:

Confused with the error messages or don’t understand something?

In the OverDrive Help section of the eMedia Catalog the ‘Search’ bar will take you to more specific articles addressing a variety of troubleshooting issues. Just type in a keyword or two to find what you need. It’s best to keep your searches simple.  For instance, if you’re looking for information on how to download eBooks directly to a Sony Reader Wi-Fi, try searching for “download to Sony Reader” rather than entering a complete question. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on the first try, simplify your search, or change a word and try again.  In our example, we could search for “Sony Reader” and still find what we’re looking for.  Try starting somewhat specific, then get more general if you have trouble finding what you need.

Tip #3:

When you’re not sure where to start go to OverDrive Help. You will see that there IS a help site, and that it’s easy to use.  If you find something hard to use, inaccurate, or simply yearn for some feature we have yet to add, just let us know.  We’re here to help, after all!

How To Get Started with Library eBooks

I have been doing workshops all month long and many eReader owners are now reading free ebooks from the library.  If you have not been able to attend one of the classes, we will be doing more classes in September.  But what if you can’t wait till then?  I’m making available the booklet I provide in the class which is very detailed.

I hope this makes it easier for you to get started with Library eBooks.

Please download the ebook eReader Downloading 101.

For those of you with a mobile device such as a iPad, tablet or smartphone and want to read eBooks on one of these devices please download the eBooks Mobile Devices 101.