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.
Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.
In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.
Browse the library’s collection and borrow a title.
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:
If you need more help with Libby, please visit Libby Help. Happy reading!
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How to borrow and deliver Kindle Books
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.
To remove a library item from your Kindle, go to your amazon.com “Accounts & Lists” and select “Manage Content & Devices.”
LAST UPDATED: APR 18, 2018 02:25PM EDT
Getting started with eReaders
If you have a Kindle eReader, please refer to our guide on getting started with Kindle Books
If you have a NOOK by Samsung tablet, NOOK Tablet 7″, NOOK HD, or NOOK HD+, please refer to our guide
If you have a NOOK GlowLight Plus, please use these steps to transfer eBooks to your GlowLight Plus
If you have a Kobo Aura ONE, please use these steps to borrow eBooks directly on your Aura ONE
How to get started
Connect your eReader to your computer.
On your computer, locate our OverDrive collection at www.ebtpl.org.
Click the Download button for the borrowed eBook.
If prompted, authorize ADE with a free Adobe ID.
Downloaded eBooks open in ADE.
To transfer an eBook to your eReader, open the “Library View” in ADE (click the Library button
Once you’ve transferred a library eBook, you can read it on your device just like any other eBook.
During the transfer process, your eReader will be automatically authorized with the same Adobe ID
If you’re using a Sony Reader and it isn’t recognized by ADE, you may need to install and use
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.
Using the player controls
Player controls (based on the numbered image above):
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
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.
OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader that works on most computers, tablets, and mobile devices running web browsers with HTML5 support.
To get started, open your web browser and borrow an eBook that’s available in the OverDrive Read format from the Bloomfield Township Public Library’s OverDrive site, www.ebtpl.org. Then, click or tap the Read now in browser button to begin reading it immediately using OverDrive Read.
Note: You won’t see this reading option in the OverDrive app unless the title is only available in the OverDrive Read format.
As long as you have an internet connection, you can close an OverDrive Read eBook and pick up where you left off later on any compatible device.
The easiest way to see if OverDrive Read works on your device is to try it out using the sample below. Just click or tap the cover image.
You can read more about compatibility here.
OverDrive Read has many of the same features as popular reading apps and eBook readers, like the ability to add bookmarks, search for terms, add notes and highlights, look up words, and change the font. It also offers some extra features, like fixed layout support for graphic-heavy eBooks and professional narration for some titles.
Yes. On most devices, select Offline Access from the OverDrive Read menu, then Start Download to download the book for offline reading. Make sure to also bookmark the eBook in your browser or save the eBook’s URL so you can access it in your browser once you’re offline.
See help.overdrive.com for more information about using OverDrive on your devices.