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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Ebooks & OverDrive FAQ

1. When will the library get ebooks for me to download?

The library system is partnering with OverDrive to make downloadable ebooks available to the public with a target date of Wednesday, February 15th. Before that, ebooks will not be available. After February 15th, you will be able to access the library system's OverDrive catalog of ebooks.

2. OverDrive? What is OverDrive?

OverDrive is the leading digital distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content to libraries. OverDrive works with book publishers to manage content securely and provides the software necessary to download and access that content.

All of the downloadable ebooks are accessed through OverDrive software--whether by web browser or through an application on your device.

3. What devices does OverDrive support?

OverDrive supports all major e-reader devices, such as the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and Sony eReader. For a complete list of supported devices that can access downloadable ebooks from OverDrive, visit the OverDrive Device Resource Center.

4. Do I set this up at the library?

No, in almost all cases you will manage this software from home. Several of the devices require download of OverDrive's software, which must be synced to your specific device and cannot be downloaded to library computers.

5. Where can I find help?

You'll be able to access a multitude of resources from a Downloadables Help Center on the library website. The Help Center will go live at the beginning of February. Library staff will also be able to direct you to resources for troubleshooting OverDrive and ebooks. 

Downloadables Help Center

  1. How do I get started?
  2. What is OverDrive?
  3. What devices are supported?
  4. Do I set this up at the library?
  5. Where can I find additional help?
  6. How can I return items early?

1. How do I get started?

First, make sure you have a compatible computer or device. You can visit OverDrive's Device Resource Center to discover if your device is compatible with OverDrive ebooks.

To use the OverDrive service, the first thing you'll need is a valid and current library card and your PIN. You'll use your library card number and PIN to login to your OverDrive Account. If you are unsure of your PIN, contact your local library.

Next, visit OverDrive Help and choose your device under "Get Started With..." to read about what each individual device requires for setup. Some devices have different requirements than other devices.

You can also take a Guided Tour and view short videos which explain about ebooks and how OverDrive works.

2. OverDrive? What is OverDrive?

OverDrive is the leading digital distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content to libraries. OverDrive works with book publishers to manage content securely and provides the software necessary to download and access that content. OverDrive is also essentially the only organization capable of providing this service on a large scale.

All of our downloadable ebooks are accessed through the OverDrive catalog on OverDrive software--whether by web browser or through an application on your device. The library does not host ebooks--OverDrive manages this for us.

3. What devices are supported?

OverDrive supports all major e-reader devices, such as the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and Sony eReader.

For a complete list of supported devices that can access downloadable ebooks from OverDrive, visit the OverDrive Device Resource Center.

4. Do I set this up at the library?

No, in almost all cases you will manage this software from home. Several of the devices require download of OverDrive's software, which must be synced to your specific device and cannot be downloaded to library computers.

5. Where can I find additional help?

You can find lots of help at the Digital Collections Help area on our OverDrive catalog. You can also find step-by-step help when you visit our OverDrive catalog and click on the "My Help!" image on the top left.

6. How can I return items early?

For ebooks: Depending on the device, ebooks can be returned early in one of several ways:

For audiobooks: WMA audiobooks cannot be returned early. MP3 audiobooks can be returned early through the OverDrive Media Console.

For the complete gallery of videos, visit OverDrive's Going Mobile Videos: 

http://help.overdrive.com/going-mobile-videos

Friends of the Lakes Region Library

2014-lr-folMission Statement: The Friends of the Lakes Region Library is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose members share a passionate vision for a strong library system. The Friends of the Library are dedicated to expanding the resources and services of the Lakes Region Library.

Membership in the Friends of the Lakes Region Library is open to all individuals interested in promoting personal growth through the use of the library's resources.

Established in 1997, the Friends of the Lakes Region Library works to enrich the resources and facilities of the Lakes Region Library. The Friends sponsor classes and special events to further literacy and the love of books, and they hold fundraising activities to raise money for library needs not covered in the budget.

Special benefits of Friends membership include complementary mailings of the Friend-to-Friend newsletter and invitations to special programs and social events. The Annual Membership Meeting is held in January, and the Board of Directors meetings are monthly except in June, July, August, and December. New or prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Dues are paid annually, and contributions are tax deductible. There are several membership categories available:

Benefactor
$100/year
Business Sponsor
$75/year
Sponsor
$50/year
Contributing
$25/year
Family
$10/year
Individual
$5/year

 

 

 

 

Correspondence may be sent to the President addressed to the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness, FL 34452-4507.

2014 Officers

President, Marcia Dalkalitsis
Vice President, Audrey Shepard
Treasurer, Nancy Mirgon
Secretary, Glenda Winslow

2014 Directors

Lynne Boele
Pat Eldridge
Sandra Hume
Janet Jones
Erica Nemeth
Ed Pineau
Renee Reich

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