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Install the app “Libby, by OverDrive Labs” free from your Apple or Android device’s app store, or at http://getlibby.com 

  • Tap: Find my library.   Libby predicts your library by your location!
  • Add your card: Enter your library card number and last name.  You’ll stay signed in!
  • Important: Tap Download Settings in Menu  to set your preferences for downloading titles.  (Recommended:  Download Everything and Wi-Fi Only.)  Explore other Menu options at a later time.

 

Libby’s simple design

In the footer

  • Tap Library to search the Bloomfield Township Public Library collection, Metro Net.
  • Tap Shelf to find your Loans and Holds.

When you find an available book or audiobook you want, tap Borrow, then Go to Shelf.  By default, titles are automatically downloaded for offline use as soon as you borrow them.  You may change this at Menu ≡.

Send to Kindle:  At Shelf, tap your book cover, then Send to Device.  You are then directed to amazon.com, where you sign in and select your desired Kindle from the dropdown menu.  Then click “Get Library Book.”


Ways to search for a book or audiobook

  • Tap a list title, such as “Just Added” or one of the “Popular Collections.” Tap a link above your results      to narrow your search to books, audiobooks, fiction, nonfiction, etc.  Tap REFINE to sort or limit your search by Availablity, etc.

    ●    Search the catalog.  Type a title, author or keyword in the search box.     Tap MORE for advanced searching.
  • Set your search preferences.  You can screen out things you’re not interested in.   Tap    (mid-page) to set preferences for all of your searches.  Your settings will hold until you opt out of them, or override with a “REFINE.”

 

 

More help:  https://help.libbyapp.com/

 

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OverDrive eBooks forBlack & White Kindles

 

BTPL’s Kindle books are sent to Kindles and Kindle apps as shown below.

Kindle Fires may use this or the Android method.

  1. Use a computer, tablet or smartphone to open the website at www.ebtpl.org.
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. Recommended: Sign Up for an OverDrive account.
  4. Sign in with your library card number and last name. Check to save.
  5. Select an eBook. Tap Borrow.
  6. Tap Loans loan-icon  Choose a format: Kindle Book.  You’ll be taken to Amazon to complete your checkout.
  7. Sign in to your Amazon account and select your Kindle’s name from the menu.
  8. Select Get Library Book.
  9. Your eBook is delivered by Wi-Fi to your Kindle and works like any Kindle book.
  10. If you do not have Wi-Fi, search USB transfer at: help.overdrive.com

 

 

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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.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 Go to Checkouts.  .  Check 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.

VIDEO GUIDES

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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.’

PC/Mac:  Using OverDrive READ

Use the new OverDrive READ method to start reading your eBook instantly, then save it to read offline anywhere.  The simple steps are below, but a visual guide to OverDrive READ can be found here.

YOU WILL NEED

CHECKOUT

  • Go to ebtpl.org in your internet web browser.
  • Sign in with your library card and last name.
  • Select an available eBook (marked by a black book icon on its cover).
  • Click Borrow.
  • Click on Go to Checkouts.
  • Click Read (in your browser).  Your book opens on your screen for reading as a webpage.
  • Click on Menu.  (Three-line symbol in the upper left of your screen.)
  • Click on Offline Access.
  • Click the circle by Download all pages for offline reading.  
  • Make a Bookmark with your internet browser.  See how here.  This will be how you return to your eBook later: through the bookmark.

Need more help?

See detailed instructions about the OverDrive Read format.

See Nook instructions to get the older Adobe Digital Editions method for downloading eBooks to computers.