E-books and e-readers are here to stay, and here at the library we are committed to helping you read books in any format you choose. If you have an e-reader and need help downloading library books, we are here to help – in person, by phone, by e-mail, or by chat.
If the library is closed, or if you’re more of a do-it-yourself type, here are some helpful resources:
- Watch the “Getting Started” video (7:23) from OverDrive, our e-book and digital audiobook vendor. The OverDrive interface changed its look in April 2013, so even if you’ve used it before, this is a good introduction to the “Next Generation.” There are step-by-step instructions below the video if you scroll down.
- Try our own “Getting Started” handout (PDF).
- Browse the OverDrive “Help” resources, including device-specific guides to getting started, most popular help articles, and recently added articles.
- Come to one of our e-book classes, where librarians take you on a tour through the digital catalog and show you how to download an e-book to your device. Class dates listed in our monthly e-newsletter for general library information.
- Find out which formats (e.g. Kindle, EPUB, MP3, WMA) are compatible with your device through OverDrive’s Device Resource Center.
- Interested in purchasing an e-reader or tablet? Access Consumer Reports online through the library’s database page to see which one is right for you in terms of price and functionality.