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Use the Libby app for Android and iOS Apple Devices

Try the new simpler Libby app for iOS and Android

Install the app “Libby, by OverDrive Labs” free from your device’s app store.

  • Tap: Find my library.   Libby predicts your library by your location!
  • Add your card: Enter your library card number and last name.
  • 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.


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 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 + to set preferences for all of your     searches.  Your settings will hold until you opt out of them, or override with .

 

 

 

 

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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.

VIDEO GUIDES

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YOU WILL NEED

  • MP3 Player (includes 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 Pod)
  • 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

 

BROWSE

  • In your computer browser, go to www.btpl.org >Downloads (or www.ebtpl.org.)
  • Click OverDrive 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.   Click Borrow
  • Select format:  MP3 or WMAClick 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, click Transfer.
  • Your audiobook usually transfers to your player’s Albums

 

For video and illustrated guides: 

  • overdrive.com: How to transfer audiobook titles to an MP3 player using OverDrive Media Console for Windows.