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Ipad, Ipod, Iphone 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 Ipad, Ipod, Iphone can take a bit of time to do, here are the steps involved:

 

  • Start APP STORE from your device.
  • Search for OVERDRIVE in the app store.
  • You might see more than one listing of OVERDRIVE MEDIA CONSOLE. Make sure you choose the correct version for your device. 
  • 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.
  • 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. (The round push button)
  • 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. (If you don't see this, restart the Overdrive application)
  • Click on My Account
  • Click on My Checked Out Items
  • Click on Download
  • You're done and your book should now be visible. Enjoy 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.
  • NOTE: If after you see your book on your device and you tap on the screen and you don't see a menu, you may need to hold down the power button for 15 seconds til you have to option to turn it off.  After it's off completely turn it back on. (In other words you might have to do a reset to get the book menu) 

After you've setup your Ipad, Ipod, or Iphone 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 (If you don't see this look for the Menu icon then choose Get Books)
  • Find a book of your choice by searching for title, artist or subject 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.
  • You're done! Enjoy your book!