Video: How to Download E-books from the Library

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Have you checked out an e-book from our OverDrive collection? E-books are becoming more and more popular, but some Library customers have found the process of downloading an e-book and getting it onto an e-reader rather tricky. Here’s a handy video tutorial to help you along.

As you’ll see in the video, you must first download the third-party software Adobe Digital Editions onto your personal computer in order to use our e-books. This is so publishers can protect their content against copyright infringement (i.e., people copying and distributing books, as they frequently do with music MP3s). It’s a bit of a chore at first, but once you have ADE set up and know where to look for the Library’s e-books, it’s a pretty smooth process.

One other note: Unfortunately, you cannot bring your e-reader into the Library to plug into a public computer to download e-books. Again, this is because of publisher’s restrictions. You can, however, bring your own laptop into any Library location, hook up your e-reader, and use our free wi-fi connection to download to your heart’s content. You can also, of course, download our e-books from anywhere outside the Library.

Now, here’s the video. And if you would like written instructions as well, find them here.

-- Jason Harper


Thanks Jason

Thanks for the info, Jason.
Also, nice to see you used the Nook Classic for your example. Good to see the library promoting the old school in the e-books.

You're Welcome

You're welcome, Bernie. Thanks for the comment. Next up, I'll be doing a tutorial on downloading ebooks for the iPad 1. #keepingitclassic

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