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Getting started with the Libby app

The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books and audiobooks from Bloomfield Township Public Library. Libby is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10.

Step 1

Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.

Step 2

In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.

Step 3

Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.

Step 4

Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline.

From your Shelf, you can:

  • Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to start reading or listening to a title.
  • Tap Manage Loan to see options like RenewReturn, or Send to Device to send a book to Kindle (U.S. libraries only).

If you need more help with Libby, please visit Libby Help. Happy reading!

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How to borrow and deliver Kindle Books

  1. Open your library’s digital collection (you can find it using overdrive.com).
  2. Find a Kindle Book to borrow. You can easily see all of your library’s Kindle Books by selecting the Kindle Bookslink near the top of the site (or under  on mobile devices). 
    Note: You may want to check whether a Kindle Book has any device restrictions before you borrow it (this is most common for picture books, read-alongs, and graphic novels).
  3. Select Borrow. If prompted, sign into your library.
  4. Choose a lending periodfor the title (if available).
    Then, select Borrow
  5. After you borrow the title, select Read now with Kindle.You’ll be taken to Amazon’s website to complete checkout and send the eBook to your Kindle device or reading app. If you’re already signed into Amazon, continue to step 5. If you’re not signed into Amazon, skip to step 6.
  6. If you’re signed into Amazon, select a device or reading app from the “Deliver to:” drop-down menu, then select Get library book. The book will be sent to your Kindle device or reading app.Note:You must complete this step for the book you borrowed to appear in the “Your Content and Devices” list in your Amazon account. If the book does not appear in this list, you won’t be able to download it on any device.
  7. If you’re not already signed into Amazon, select Get library book. You’ll be prompted to sign in.After you sign in, choose the device or reading app where you’d like to send the book you borrowed, then select Continue. The book will be sent to your Kindle device or reading app.Note:You must complete this step for the book you borrowed to appear in the “Your Content and Devices” list in your Amazon account. If the book does not appear in this list, you won’t be able to download it on any device.

Your Kindle eReader must have a Wi-Fi internet connection to download library Kindle Books from Amazon. If you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection, you’ll need to transfer the title via USB.

Once a book is on your Kindle device or reading app, you can open it from your device or app’s home screen and read it just like any other Kindle Book. For specific help reading on your device (like how to change the font or save a bookmark), visit Amazon Device Support.

If you want to read the eBook on a different Kindle device or app, you can deliver it again from Amazon’s website during the lending period.

LAST UPDATED: APR 18, 2018 02:25PM EDT

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Getting started with eReaders

You can borrow eBooks from your library and transfer them to compatible eReaders using free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your Windows or Mac computer.

Device notes:

How to get started

Step 1

Install and authorize Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer.
Note: These instructions are for ADE 2.0 or newer. We recommend always installing and using the latest version of ADE.

Step 2

Connect your eReader to your computer.

Step 3

On your computer, open the Bloomfield Township Public Library’s OverDrive site at www.ebtpl.org

Step 4

Borrow an eBook (you’ll need to sign into www.ebtpl.org to complete this step).

Step 5

Click the Download button for the borrowed eBook.

If prompted, authorize ADE with a free Adobe ID or an OverDrive account (this is required for downloading Adobe [DRM-protected] eBooks).

Downloaded eBooks open in ADE.

Step 6

To transfer an eBook to your eReader, open the “Library View” in ADE (click the Library button in the top-left corner, if needed). From there, drag and drop the eBook into your eReader, which should appear on the left under “Devices.” You may need to accept a file-transfer prompt on your eReader in order for it to appear in ADE.

Once you’ve transferred a library eBook, you can read it on your device just like any other eBook.

Notes:

  • During the transfer process, your eReader will be automatically authorized with the same Adobe ID or OverDrive account you used on your computer.
  • If you’re using a Sony Reader and it isn’t recognized by ADE, you may need to install and use the Sony Reader software to transfer eBooks.

 

LAST UPDATED: APR 18, 2018 12:12PM EDT
 

How to listen to audiobooks using OverDrive for Mac

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You can use OverDrive’s desktop app for Mac to listen to MP3 audiobooks on your computer.

Listening to audiobooks

From OverDrive’s desktop app for Mac, select a downloaded audiobook and click the Play button to start the player. If you have not yet downloaded an audiobook, learn how to borrow and download titles on your computer here.

OverDrive for Mac bookshelf. See instructions above.

Using the player controls

Diagram of the audiobook player in OverDrive for Mac. See list of player controls below.

Player controls (based on the numbered image above):

  1. Play part
  2. Play media marker
  3. Position slider
  4. Play speed
  5. Skip back 15 seconds
  6. Most recent or furthest point played
  7. Add a bookmark

 

How to transfer MP3 audiobooks to an MP3 player using a Mac

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You can transfer audiobooks to MP3 players on a Mac by manually copying the files to your device.

If you’re using an Apple device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), use these instructions instead of the ones below, because transferring to Apple devices works differently.

Use Finder to copy the audiobook to your device

  1. Plug your MP3 player into your computer using a USB cable.
  2. Open a “Finder” window.
  3. Go to Documents > My Media > MP3 Audiobooks.
  4. Open a new “Finder” window (you can use Command + N on your keyboard).
  5. Find your MP3 player, which should be listed in the left-hand panel under “Devices.”
  6. Drag the audiobook from the “MP3 Audiobooks” folder to your device.
    You can put the audiobook in the same place as your music or with other audiobooks.

If you’re having trouble with a transferred audiobook, try dragging the individual MP3 files to your device instead of the entire audiobook folder.

If you need more help with audiobooks for Mac computers, please visit OverDrive Help.

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Getting started with OverDrive Read

With OverDrive Read, you can borrow eBooks and read them right in your web browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required.

 

LAST UPDATED: APR 18, 2018 12:12PM EDT
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