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YOU WILL NEED

  • Android smartphone or tablet (including Kindle Fire and Nook Color devices)
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library Card
  • Free OverDrive app
  • Amazon account (for Kindle format eBooks only)
  • Kindle app (for Kindle format eBooks only)

WORKS WITH

  • EPUB format eBooks
  • Kindle format eBooks
  • MP3 audiobooks

 SETUP

  • Install OverDrive app from Google Play Store or your device’s app store.
  • Open OverDrive app.
  • Sign Up for an OverDrive account or Sign In with an existing account or Facebook.
  • If you’re under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.
  • Verify your account by opening your email message from OverDrive.
  • Swipe screen left to right to open Home Menu.
  • Tap +Add a Library.
  • Search for Bloomfield Township Public Library by zipcode, etc.
  • Tap Bloomfield, then tap star next to MetroNet to save. 

BROWSE

  • Open the OverDrive app.
  • Swipe left to right to open Home Menu.
  • Tap MetroNet to see collection.
  • Sign in with library card number and last name before searching.
  • Explore Menu and Search options.

CHECKOUT

  • Tap an eBook cover to select a title.  Tap Borrow
  • Tap Download or Read (in browser).
  • If downloading, Choose download format:  EPUB or Kindle Book or MP3 audiobook
  • Tap Confirm & Download.*

*For EPUB format eBook or MP3 audiobook

  • Swipe left to right to open app’s Home Menu.
  • Find your eBook from the OverDrive app’s Bookshelf.  Tap to open.
  • Tap center of any page to reveal eBook tools.

*For Kindle Book format:

  • You are taken to amazon.com after Confirm & Download.  Sign in with your Amazon ID if prompted.
  • Select a device or reading app from the Deliver To drop-down list.
  • Tap Get Library Book.
  • Your Kindle book will be delivered automatically and appear on your Kindle or Kindle app home screen.

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YOU WILL NEED:

  • iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch—iOS 6 or newer.  Use OverDrive Read for older iPads.
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library Card
  • Free OverDrive app
  • Amazon account (for Kindle format eBooks only)
  • Kindle app (for Kindle format eBooks only)

WORKS WITH

  • EPUB format eBooks
  • Kindle Book eBooks
  • MP3 audiobooks

 SETUP

  • Install OverDrive app from Apple App Store.
  • Open OverDrive app.
  • Sign Up for an OverDrive account or Sign In with an existing account or Facebook.
  • If you’re under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.
  • Verify your account by opening your email message from OverDrive.
  • Swipe screen left to right to open Home Menu.
  • Tap +Add a Library.
  • Search for Bloomfield Township Public Library by zipcode, etc.
  • Tap Bloomfield, then tap star next to MetroNet to save.

BROWSE

  • Open the OverDrive app,
  • Swipe left to right to open Home Menu.
  • Tap MetroNet to see catalog.
  • Sign in with library card number before searching.
  • Explore Menu and Search options.

 CHECKOUT

  • Tap an eBook or audiobook cover to select a title.    
  • Tap Borrow.
  • Tap Download.
  • Check your desired download format:  EPUB or Kindle Book or MP3 audiobook
  • Tap Confirm & Download.*

*For EPUB format eBook or MP3 audiobook

  • Swipe left to right to open OverDrive app’s Home Menu.
  • Find your eBook from the app’s Bookshelf.  Tap to open.
  • Tap center of any page to reveal eBook toolbar.  Audiobook tool bar is displayed automatically.

*For Kindle Book format:

  • You are taken to amazon.com after Confirm & Download.  Sign in with your Amazon ID if prompted.
  • Select a device or reading app from the Deliver To drop-down list.
  • Tap Get Library Book.
  • Your Kindle book will be delivered automatically and appear on your Kindle or Kindle app home screen.

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YOU WILL NEED

  • Kindle Fire device
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library Card
  • Free OverDrive app
  • Amazon account (for Kindle format eBooks only)

WORKS WITH

  • Kindle Book eBooks
  • EPUB format eBooks
  • MP3 audiobooks

SETUP

  • Install OverDrive app from Google Play Store or Amazon’s app store.
  • Open OverDrive app.
  • Sign Up for an OverDrive account or Sign In with an existing account or Facebook.
  • If you’re under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.
  • Verify your account by opening your email message from OverDrive.
  • Swipe screen left to right to open Home Menu.
  • Tap +Add a Library.
  • Search for Bloomfield Township Public Library by zipcode, etc.
  • Tap Bloomfield, then tap star next to MetroNet to save.

BROWSE

  • Open the OverDrive app, swipe left to right.
  • Tap MetroNet to see collection.
  • Sign in with library card number before searching.
  • Explore Menu and Search options.

 CHECKOUT

  • Tap an eBook cover to select a title.    
  • Tap Borrow.
  • Tap Download.
  • Check desired download format:  EPUB or Kindle Book.
  • Tap Confirm & Download.*

*For EPUB format eBook or MP3 audiobook

  • Swipe left to right to open OverDrive app’s Home Menu.
  • Tap Bookshelf.  Tap book cover to open eBook.
  • Tap center of any eBook page to reveal eBook tools.

*For Kindle Book format:

  • You are taken to amazon.com after Confirm & Download.  Sign in with your Amazon ID if prompted.
  • Select a device or reading app from the Deliver To drop-down list.
  • Tap Get Library Book.
  • Your Kindle book will be delivered automatically and appear on your Kindle or Kindle app home screen.

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Kindle Fire models:  Use instructions for Kindle Fire

YOU WILL NEED

  • Kindle 1st Generation, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Paperwhite, or Kindle Touch with Wi-Fi
  • Computer or tablet
  • Wireless Internet connection*
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library Card        
  • Amazon account

WORKS WITH

  • Kindle format eBooks

SETUP

  • Register your Kindle at www.amazon.com, if needed.

Note: The steps below must be performed on a computer or tablet. BROWSE

  • Go to www.btpl.org >Downloads>OverDrive eBooks, or http://www.ebtpl.org
  • Sign In with your library card number and last name.  
  • Explore Menu and Search options.
  • Set format filter on left to Kindle Book to select eBooks that will work with your Kindle.

 CHECKOUT

  • Click or tap an eBook cover to select a title.    
  • Click or tap Borrow.
  • Click or tap Download.
  • Check Kindle Book format.
  • Click or tap Confirm & Download.
  • Complete your checkout at Amazon’s website. 
  • Choose your Kindle from the Deliver To drop-down list of your Kindles.  Tap Get Library Book.
  • Your Kindle Book is delivered to your Kindle eReader when it syncs to Wi-Fi.
  • Your Kindle Book appears on your home screen.
  • To return or delete your Kindle Book, go to www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle.
  • Kindle Books expire automatically, but early returns are possible.

*If you do not have access to Wi-Fi, your Kindle Book must be downloaded to a computer and transferred to your Kindle by USB cable.  See help.overdrive.com and search “Kindle USB.” VIDEO GUIDES

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YOU WILL NEED

  • A Nook Color, Nook HD, or Nook Tablet
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library card
  • Free OverDrive  app
  • Free OverDrive account

WORKS WITH

  • EPUB format eBooks
  • MP3 audiobooks

SETUP

  • Install OverDrive app from Nook app store.
  • Open OverDrive app.
  • Sign Up for an OverDrive account or Sign In with an existing account or Facebook.
  • If you’re under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.
  • Verify your account by opening your email message from OverDrive.
  • Swipe screen left to right to open Home Menu.
  • Tap +Add a Library.
  • Search for Bloomfield Township Public Library by zipcode, etc.
  • Tap Bloomfield, then tap star next to MetroNet to save. 

BROWSE

  • Swipe left to right to open Home Menu of the OverDrive app.
  • Tap MetroNet to see collection.
  • Sign in with library card number before searching.
  • Explore Menu and Search options.

CHECKOUT

  • Tap an eBook cover to select a title.    
  • Tap Borrow.
  • Tap Download, or Read (in browser).
  • Check EPUB format if downloading.
  • Tap Confirm & Download.
  • Swipe left to right to open OverDrive app’s Home Menu.
  • Tap Bookshelf of OverDrive app to find your downloaded eBook.

Find your eBook later from the app’s Bookshelf.  Tap to open. Tap center of any eBook page to reveal eBook tools. VIDEO GUIDES

 

YOU WILL NEED

  • Nook 1st Generation or Nook Simple Touch
  • Windows or Mac computer with an Internet connection
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library card
  • Free Adobe Digital Editions software for Windows or Mac
  • Free Adobe ID
  • USB cable for transfer

WORKS WITH

  • EPUB format eBooks
  • PDF eBooks

Note: The steps below must be performed on a computer. SETUP

  • Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software  for PC or Mac on your computer from http://www.adobe.com.
  • Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  • When prompted, create an Adobe ID.
  • Authorize your computer with your Adobe ID as prompted.
  • Your Nook eReader will be automatically authorized with the same Adobe ID when connected to the computer.

BROWSE

  • Go to www.btpl.org >Downloads>OverDrive eBooks or www.ebtpl.org.
  • The MetroNet website opens.
  • Sign In to MetroNet with your library card number before searching.
  • Explore Browse and Search options.

CHECKOUT

  • Click an available eBook cover to select.    
  • Click Borrow.
  • Click DownloadCheck EPUB format.
  • Click Confirm & Download.
  • ADE opens.  Your eBook downloads and opens in Reading View.
  • Select Library View in upper left of ADE.
  • Your eBook display changes to a small book cover.
  • Plug in your Nook by the USB cord if not already connected.  Power it up.
  • Your Nook should be detected and listed in the left column of ADE as My Nook or similar
  • Click and drag book cover to My Nook in the left column of ADE.  Your eBook transfers to Nook.
  • Eject your Nook from computer.
  • Locate your eBook in your Nook’s Library>Documents, not eBooks.
  • Tap title to enjoy on your Nook.

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OverDrive READ: 

YOU WILL NEED

  • A device with a modern web browser, including:
    • Android phones and tablets
    • iPhones and iPad iOS 6 or higher (not iPad 1*)
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Kindle Fire, etc.
    • Not black and white Kindles
  • Internet connection
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library card

WORKS WITH
          OverDrive eBooks which are offered in OverDrive READ format (almost all).

CHECKOUT

  • Go to www.ebtpl.org in your browser.
  • Sign in with your library card number and last name before searching.
  • Select an available title.  Available eBooks have a black book icon on the cover.
  • Tap Borrow.
    Tap Read (in your browser).
  • Tap “Start Reading this Book”

FOR APPLE/IOS:

  • For offline reading, tap icon icon.
  • Tap Add to Home Screen.
  • Tap Add.
  • Tap eBook cover icon on Home Screen to reopen.
  • Tap center of screen.
  • Tap menu icon
  • Select the cloud icon under the “Download” section to save the book for offline reading.
  • Your title should download to device automatically. (Tap cloudcircle icon to confirm.)

FOR ANDROID:

  • For offline reading, tap ebooks icon.
  • Tap Add to Home Screen (if unavailable, choose Bookmark).
  • Tap Add.
  • Tap eBook cover icon on Home Screen or in Bookmarks to reopen.
  • Tap center of screen.
  • Tap menu icon.
  • Tap cloudcircle icon, then icon to download.

Need more help?

See these detailed instructions on using OverDrive Read, Kindle Books and the OverDrive app.

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WORKS WITH

  • EPUB format eBooks
  • Kindle Book eBooks
  • MP3 audiobooks
  • WMA audiobooks (only on Windows 8 devices (not Windows RT) with the desktop OverDrive Media Console installed

SETUP

  • Install OverDrive app from your Windows app store or http://app.overdrive.com.
  • Open Overdrive app.
  • Follow the prompts to Sign Up for an OverDrive account or Sign In with an existing account.
  • Verify your account by opening your email message from OverDrive
  • Open the OverDrive app.  Tap Add a library.
  • Tap the Search icon to look for Bloomfield Township Public Library by zip code, etc.
  • MetroNet is your OverDrive site.  Swipe down or right-click to save it to your “My libraries” list.

BROWSE

CHECKOUT

  • Select a title, tap Borrow.
  • You must be signed in with your library card number.
  • Tap Download or Read (in your browser)
  • Choose format*:   EPUB or Kindle Book.*For EPUB format, open the OverDrive app bookshelf to locate your eBook.  Tap title to enjoy.For Kindle format, sign in with Amazon account (Create one free at Amazon.com). Choose device to deliver to, then tap Get Library Book. Open Kindle app, or Books tab on Kindle Fire. Tap title to enjoy.

Video and illustrated instructions:  Search for “Getting started with Windows 8.

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YOU WILL NEED

  • Macintosh Computer OS 10.4.9 or newer
  • Internet connection
    Bloomfield Township Public Library card
    Free OverDrive Media Console for Mac software
    iTunes v7.2.6.9 or newer

WORKS WITH

  • MP3 eAudiobooks

SETUP

BROWSE

  • Go to www.btpl.org>Downloads>eAudiobooks  (or www.ebtpl.org) on your Mac.
  • Click eAudiobooks to enter the MetroNet site.
  • Sign in with library card number before searching.
  • Explore Menu and Search options.

CHECKOUT

  • Click an audiobook cover to select a title, then click Borrow
  • Click Download (MP3 Audiobook).
  • OMC software opens to complete the download.  Follow the prompts.
  • When the download is complete, plug in your iPod if you wish to transfer.
  • iTunes should open.  If not, open iTunes.
  • For iPod, check the Manually Manage Music setting for your iPod in your iTunes Summary tab.
  • With the title still highlighted in OMC, click Transfer 
  • MP3 audiobooks usually transfer to your player’s Albums folder.
  • For transfer to other MP3 players, see help.overdrive.com.

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 YOU WILL NEED

  • MP3 Player (including iPod)
  • Windows (XP or newer) computer with:
  • an Internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 or newer
  • Windows Media Player v9 or newer
  • iTunes v7.2.6.9 or newer (if transferring to iPod)
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library card
  • Free OverDrive Media Console software for Windows
  • USB cable for transfer

WORKS WITH

  • MP3 and WMA eAudiobooks

Note: The steps below must be performed on a computer or tablet.

SETUP

  • Install OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Windows software on your computer from   http://omc.overdrive.com.
  • Install Windows Security Update if prompted.
  • If transferring to iPod: Open iTunes and connect iPod. Check Manually Manage Music in Summary

BROWSE

  • In your computer browser, go to ebtpl.org.
  • Sign in with library card number and last name before searching.
  • Explore Menu and Search You can search by title in the search box or pick a category in the Menu, such as ‘Fiction Audiobooks.’

 CHECKOUT

  • Click an audiobook cover (with a headphones icon on it) to select a title. Click
  • Select a format: MP3 or WMA. Click Confirm & Download.
  • OMC software opens to complete the download. Follow the prompts.
  • Wait for the download to complete. Plug in your MP3 player.
  • With the title still highlighted in OMC, click
  • Your audiobook usually transfers to your player’s Albums

For video and illustrated guides:

  • http://help.overdrive.com: Search for ‘How to transfer audiobook titles to an MP3 player using OverDrive Media Console for Windows.’