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Enjoy eBooks, start here.

Do you or someone you know have an eBook reader or tablet? Point them in the direction of the library. The Carnegie Public Library offers you best-selling and classic audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video available 24/7 from the library’s eBook catalog,  http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ or http://ohioebooks.org.

You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To get started with audio and video, you will need to install free software from OverDrive. To read eBooks use OverDrive Read, there is no app or software to install, just click 'Read' and start reading in your browser. Kindles do not need software but be sure to choose the Kindle titles in the collection (you will need to log into your Amazon account). Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees.

With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more.

This service is free with your library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more, visit  http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ or http://ohioebooks.org.

Here are some videos that may help with learning to borrow eBooks if you have a Windows 8 device: 

Returning a Library eBook early on a Windows 8 device
http://youtu.be/kF0eT39ig5U
In this short video, learn how to return your library eBook and audiobook loans before the end of their loan period using your Windows 8 device.

Getting a Library eBook on your Windows 8 device
http://youtu.be/lrH_y1oJcxE
Want to know how to get free eBooks from your library on your Surface or other Windows 8 device? Here's how! You will need your device, your library card, a wireless connection to the internet, and the Overdrive Media Console app downloaded and registered on your device in order to complete this training.

Getting the Overdrive Media Console App on your Windows 8 device
http://youtu.be/M4ViNaGaMD8
Have a Surface, PC or Windows phone? Find out how to get the Overdrive Media Console app for your device. This app will let you read ebooks and listen to audiobooks for free from your library. To complete this, you will need your device and a wireless connection to the internet.

 

A few videos on how to return or delete items early:

Returning a Library eBook early on Your iPad or other Apple device
http://youtu.be/b80kpLDp4j4
In this short video, learn how to return your library eBook and audiobook loans before the end of their loan period using your iPad or other Apple device.

Returning a Library eBook early on a Kindle
http://youtu.be/kOlP1eMJpoc
In this short video, learn how to return your library eBook loans before the end of their loan period.

Deleting expired Library eBooks from your eReader using Adobe Digital Editions
http://youtu.be/gHFmgxVEpas
Is your eReader too full? In this quick training, learn how to delete expired library eBooks from your eReader. To do this, you will need your computer, your eReader, a USB cord, and Adobe Digital Editions installed.

Returning a Library eBook early using Adobe Digital Editions
http://youtu.be/uuYN9-BFS1Y
Are you all done with that Library eBook ? Want to return it so you can check out something else? In this tutorial, learn how to return a library eBook early using Adobe Digital Editions. To do this, you will need your computer with Adobe Digital Editions installed on it.

 

If you want a refresher, here are more available videos:

Getting a Library eBook on Your iPad or other Apple device
http://youtu.be/Cuovr1oNaGU
Want to know how to get free eBooks from your library on your iPad or other Apple device? Here's how! You will need your Apple device, your library card, a wireless connection to the internet, and the Overdrive Media Console app downloaded and registered on your device in order to complete this training.

Installing the Overdrive Media Console App on Your iPad or other Apple device
http://youtu.be/Cuovr1oNaGU
Want to read free eBooks or listen to audiobooks from the library on your iPad or other Apple device? You'll need an app called Overdrive Media Console. Learn the steps to installing this app in this quick tutorial. To complete this tutorial, you will need a wireless connection to the internet and an  Apple device

Downloading, Installing and Registering Adobe Digital Editions on a Windows 7 (or earlier) Computer
http://youtu.be/wOYLGFOaF5A
In this quick tutorial, you will learn how to download and install the necessary software to read eBooks from the Ohio Digital Library on your home computer. Adobe Digital Editions is also the software that you will use if you wish to read library eBooks on your eReader. Follow this training up with our tutorial on transferring eBooks to an eReader.

Using Adobe Digital Editions to transfer an eBook to an eReader on Windows 7 (or earlier) Computer
http://youtu.be/Twwme1HIQ_E
Want to read library eBooks from the Ohio Digital Library on your Nook Simple Touch, Sony Reader or other eReader? Here's how to learn! To complete this 5 minute tutorial, you will need a library card, Adobe Digital Editions installed and registered on your home computer, an eReader, and a USB cord for your eReader. If you have not installed Adobe Digital Editions on your home computer, use our other tutorial to learn how:  http://youtu.be/wOYLGFOaF5A !

Getting a Library eBook for your Kindle
http://youtu.be/lrH_y1oJcxE
Have a Kindle or the Kindle app? Find out how to read free eBooks from the library on your device. To complete this, you will need your device, your library card number, your Amazon.com account information and a wireless connection to the internet.

Getting the Overdrive Media Console app for the Nook Color
http://youtu.be/4dkd_BdUUFc
Want to read free ebooks or listen to free MP3 audiobooks from the library on your Nook Color? You'll need an app called Overdrive Media Console. Learn the steps to installing this app in this short tutorial. To complete this tutorial, you will need a wireless connection to the internet and a Nook Color.

Getting a Library eBook for Your Nook Color
http://youtu.be/OKON4y8u0lQ
In this tutorial, you will learn how to get an eBook from the library for your Nook Color. You will need a Nook Color, a wireless connection, a library card and the Overdrive Media Console app registered and installed in order to complete this tutorial.

Getting a Library eBook for Your Nook HD or HD+
http://youtu.be/ORFlqcqrGJ4
In this tutorial, you will learn the necessary steps to get a library eBook on your Nook HD or HD+. You will need your Nook HD, a wireless connection to the internet, your library card, and the Overdrive Media Console App installed and registered to complete this.

Getting the Overdrive Media Console app for your Nook HD or HD+
http://youtu.be/kpoCZHSQNc8

In this tutorial, you will learn how to get the Overdrive Media Console app for your Nook HD or HD+. You will need a Nook HD or HD+ and a wireless connection in order to complete this tutorial.

Getting the Overdrive Media Console app on your Kindle Fire
http://youtu.be/MLCZM_lUpDo
In this tutorial, you will learn how to download and register the Overdrive Media Console app on your Kindle Fire. This app will allow you to borrow eBooks from the library. To complete this training, you will need your Kindle fire and a wireless connection to the internet.

Getting a Library eBook for your Kindle Fire
http://youtu.be/nhFqimqxwrw
Want to know how to get free eBooks from your library on your Kindle Fire? Here's how to get an eBook from the library for your Kindle Fire, you will need your Kindle Fire, your library card, a wireless connection to the internet, and Overdrive Media Console downloaded and registered on your device.

Getting an audiobook from the Library on your MP3 player
http://youtu.be/RSaidQ9XhHA
In this tutorial, you will learn how to download an audiobook from the library on to your MP3 player. To complete this training, you will need a library card, your MP3 player, a USB cord, Overdrive Media Console installed on your home computer and an internet connection.

Downloading and Installing Overdrive Media Console on a Windows 7 (or earlier) Computer
http://youtu.be/gLQqBLIb9kk
Learn how to download and install Overdrive Media Console on to your home PC. Overdrive Media Console will let you listen to audiobooks from your local library.

Getting the Overdrive Media Console app for your Google Nexus or other Android tablet
http://youtu.be/sxkgzqlxU1c
Want to read free eBooks or listen to audiobooks from the library on your Google Nexus or other Android device? You'll need an app called Overdrive Media Console. Learn the steps to installing this app in this quick tutorial. To complete this tutorial, you will need a wireless connection to the internet and your device.

Getting a Library eBook for your Google Nexus or other Android tablet
http://youtu.be/7F-ky-frzA4
Want to know how to get free eBooks from your library on your Google Nexus or other Android device? Here's how! You will need your device, your library card, a wireless connection to the internet, and the Overdrive Media Console app downloaded and registered on your device in order to complete this training.

 

 

A step-by-step guide is also available below.