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Android Ebooks (Overdrive)

Write down or print these instructions as a reference until you get familiar with the process:

This is just a general idea as to what is necessary. To get a better understanding of the whole process, visit nassau.lib.overdrive.com and click on Quick Start Guide on the top right header of the home page.


First time borrowing a library book on your Android device can take a bit of time to do, here are the steps involved:


  • Start MARKET from your device after you have a Wifi or 3G connection. (Some devices don't use the Market for acquiring new software and might use a program with another name like SLIDEME as found on certain Pandigital Android devices.
  • Search for OVERDRIVE and click Install. Skip to When opening Overdrive.
  • Open your device web browser. (Usually involves clicking your devices Home button first)
  • Type in Overdrive.com at the top of your web browser
  • Click on SOFTWARE/APPS on top of page
  • Click Overdrive media console on the left or middle of screen
  • Where it says "If your deviced doesn't support Android Market, you can" click on DOWNLOAD OVERDRIVE MEDIA CONSOLE FOR ANDROID FROM OVERDRIVE
  • Read the license and if you agree to the terms click I AGREE at the bottom of that page
  • Click INSTALL
  • Message says Application Installed.
  • Click on Open
  • When opening Overdrive: First time startup it mentions all the updates. To stop this from happening in the future, uncheck the Show at startup box.
  • Click Close
  • Hit the Menu button on your device. It depends on your device and can look like a rectangle with lines through it, or a square with a wrench through it.
  • You should now see a menu and now tap on Get Books
  • Tap on Add a Library
  • Type in 11758 (for Plainedge Public Library)
  • Click Search (If you hit the wrong button you will see the countries listed [then go back])
  • Click Plainedgde Public Library
  • Click on the grey star to the left of Nassau Digital Doorway (This will bookmark and save it)
  • Click on Nassau Digital Doorway
  • Find a book you'd like to read using either search or browse from the onscreen menu.
  • Choose a book making sure you choose an EPUB ebook or PDF ebook and click either Add to Cart to download it or if it's not available at the moment click Place Request to reserve it.
  • If you did click Place Request, you can now exit and wait for an email informing you it's available for download.
  • If you did click Add to Cart you can then click Proceed to Checkout and proceed below.
  • Some devices show a Security Warning (just make sure the time and date is correct on your device then click Continue)
  • Pick your library from the list.
  • Type in your barcode from the back of your library card.
  • Check the little box that says Remember me on this device.
  • Click Login
  • Click Confirm check out.
  • Click Download.
  • Click Get ID. (Since this is your first time)
  • Click Create an Adobe Account.
  • Fill in the fields required to create the account.
  • Slide most of the way down to the bottom of the page and click Continue.
  • If you have an error or type something incorrectly, the page will tell you what you did wrong. Fix it and repeat the Continue step until it says Thanks for registering (Successful)
  • Click the Home button of your device.
  • Restart up Overdrive by clicking on it's icon. If you didn't make an icon for it then look for the Overdrive icon in your full list of applications. This might take a little while to find it until you get comfortable with the operations of Android application.
  • Click on your Menu icon then Get Books
  • Click on Nassau Digital Doorway (hopefully you bookmarked it otherwise you'll have to add it again)
  • Click My Account
  • Click My Checked Out Items
  • Click Download
  • Click Settings
  • Type in the email address you used above to sign up with Adobe (in the Adobe ID field)
  • Type in your password
  • Click Authorize
  • If it was a success the Authorize button turns into a Deauthorize button. Skip to the next step. If you receive an error you might have the email address or password wrong. Try again otherwise contact the your local libary's support. If you're a Plainedge resident, contact Mike at (516) 735-4133 Ext 17
  • Click your Back button
  • Click on Nassau Digital Doorway
  • Click on My Account
  • Click on My Checked Out Items
  • Click on Download
  • You're done and your book should now be visible. Enjoy the book and now you can take your device anywhere you travel and that book will remain on for the allowed loan period (as of 12/28/11 it's a 14 day loan) it will then lock the book or remove it from your device.  If you'd like it again you will have to follow the steps below to find it and seeing if it's available to download or place a request for it.
  • Turn on your kindle and check your book shelf for this new library book.

After you've setup your Android device the first time as shown above:


  • Start your book search by tapping on the OVERDRIVE application icon on your device.
  • Click on Nassau Digital Doorway
  • Find a book you'd like to read using either search or browse from the onscreen menu.
  • Choose a book making sure you choose an EPUB ebook or PDF ebook and click either Add to Cart to download it or if it's not available at the moment click Place Request to reserve it.
  • If you did click Place Request, you can now exit and wait for an email informing you it's available for download.
  • If you did click Add to Cart you can then click Proceed to Checkout and proceed below.
  • Click Confirm check out.
  • Click Download.