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OverDrive

OverDrive is the name of our collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.  You can download and read or listen to books on your computer, smart phone, tablet, Kindle, Nook, iPad, mp3 player, and more. The OverDrive collection (also called Library Connection) is completely separate from our physical library collection.  We share this digital collection with other libraries in Connecticut.  However, we also purchase additional titles and copies exclusively for our Berlin patrons.   Click on your device/format below for an overview of how to get started.  Or go directly to the OverDrive website and try it out.

Download Free eBooks With Your Tablet or Smart Phone

You will need:

  • Your library card number
  • Your e-mail address
  • A mobile device with internet access

What to Do:

  1. Download the OverDrive Media Console app from the app store. Sign up for an OverDrive account using your email.
  2. Tap the 3 lines in the top left corner and tap on “Add a Library” and search for Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.  Once selected, this will add Library Connection to the libraries listed in your app; you will be able to access the OverDrive website directly in your app.
  3. Sign in to the OverDrive catalog with your library card number.
  4. Search or browse to find a book to check out.  When you find an available book, click “Borrow.”
  5. This brings you to your OverDrive bookshelf.  Tap “Read (in your browser).”
  6. Your book will open in your web browser with instructions on how to read your book.
  7. To retun, click “Account” then “Return Title” next to the book you’d like to return.

Download Free Kindle Books to your Kindle Fire or Smart Phone / Tablet

You will need:

  • Your library card number
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your Amazon account login and password
  • A mobile device with internet access

* Some Kindle books must be transferred via USB cord.

What to Do:

  1. Download the Kindle app from the app store.  (If you have a Kindle Fire, skip this step.)
  2. Download the OverDrive Media Console app from the app store.
  3. Open your OverDrive app.  Sign up for an OverDrive account using your email address.
  4. Tap the 3 lines in the top left corner and tap on “Add a Library” and search for Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.  Once selected, this will add Library Connection to the libraries listed in your app; you will be able to access the OverDrive website directly in your app.
  5. Search or browse to find a book to check out.  When you find an available book, click “Borrow.”
  6. This brings you to your OverDrive bookshelf.  Click “Download,” select “Kindle Book,” and click “Confirm & Download.”
  7. This brings you to Amazon.  (If not already logged in, log in now.)  On the right side of the screen, select the name of your device/Kindle in the drop-down menu; click “Get library book.”
  8. Open your Kindle app.  (If you have a Kindle Fire, just go to your carousel/bookshelf.)  The book should be there!  (You may need to refresh or sync your device).

Download Free Kindle Books to Your e-Ink Kindle Reader

You will need:

  • Your library card number
    • Your e-mail address
    • Your Amazon account login and password
    • Your registered Kindle device
    • A computer and wifi

* Some Kindle books must be transferred via USB cord.

What to Do:

  1. On a computer, go to amazon.com and log in.
  2. Go to the OverDrive website: http://libraryconnection.lib.overdrive.com
  3. Sign in with your library card number.
  4. Search or browse to find a book to check out.
  5. When you find an available book, click “Borrow.”
  6. This brings you to your OverDrive bookshelf.  Click “Download,” select “Kindle Book,” and click “Confirm & Download.”
  7. This brings you to Amazon.  On the right side of the screen, select the name of your device/Kindle in the drop-down menu; click “Get library book.”
  8. The book will be delivered to your Kindle/app the next time your device is connected to wifi.  (You may need to refresh or sync your device).

Download Free eBooks to Your BN Nook or Kobo

You will need:

  • Your library card number
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your Adobe ID (free at adobe.com)
  • A computer with internet access
  • Your device’s USB cord

What to Do:

  1. On your computer, download Adobe Digital Editions software (free at adobe.com).  Open the program, click “Help,” click “Authorize Computer…” and register the software with your Adobe ID.
  2. Go to the OverDrive website: http://libraryconnection.lib.overdrive.com
  3. Sign in with your library card number.
  4. Search or browse to find a book to check out.
  5. When you find an available book, click “Borrow.”
  6. This brings you to your OverDrive bookshelf.  Click “Download,” select “Adobe ePUB Book,” and click “Confirm & Download.”
  7. This will open Adobe Digital Editions and download the book to your computer.
  8. Use your USB cord to connect your device to your computer.  Your device should become visible on the left side of your computer screen, under “Devices.”
  9. Click on the book you want and drag it to your device.
  10. Once the transfer is complete, you may disconnect your device and enjoy.

 

A Note on Nooks:

If you have the Nook Color or Nook Tablet, you can download the OverDrive app and use it just like any other tablet; or you may download and transfer ePUB or PDF files from your computer.  If you have the HD or HD+, these are tablets and require the use of the app—you will not be able to transfer files as you would with the Simple Touch.

Download Free Audiobooks to Your Computer or Mobile Device

Option 1: Directly to Your Mobile Device

(You can download mp3 directly to your device; the files will disappear when the loan expires.)

You will need:

  • Your library card number
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your Adobe ID (free at adobe.com)
  • A mobile device with internet access

What to Do:

  1. Download the OverDrive Media Console app from the app store.
  2. Open the app.  In settings, register it with your Adobe ID.
  3. Click on “Add a Library” and search for Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.  Once selected, this will add Library Connection to the libraries listed in your app; you will be able to access the OverDrive website directly in your app.
  4. Sign in to OverDrive with your library card number.
  5. Search or browse to find a book to check out.  When you find an available book, click “Borrow.”
  6. This brings you to your OverDrive bookshelf.  Click “Download.”
  7. The audio files will be downloaded in your OverDrive app.   Once it finishes downloading, click on the OverDrive icon, and click on “Bookshelf.”  This is where you will find your downloaded books; click on one to begin reading!

Option 2: Through Your Computer

(You can download mp3 or wma to your computer; listen, transfer to your mobile device, or burn to CD; the files stay after the loan expires.)

You will need:

  • Your library card number
    • Your e-mail address
    • Your Adobe ID (free at adobe.com)
    • A computer with internet access
    • Your mobile device (optional); and your device’s USB cord

What to Do:

  1. On your computer, download and install the OverDrive Media Console software (free at omc.overdrive.com).
  2. Go to the OverDrive website: http://libraryconnection.lib.overdrive.com
  3. Sign in with your library card number.
  4. Search or browse to find a book to check out.
  5. When you find an available book, click “Borrow.”
  6. This brings you to your OverDrive bookshelf.  Click “Download,” select the format, and click “Confirm & Download.”
  7. This will open OverDrive Media Console.  You will be asked which parts of the book you want to download.  Select (all) and continue.

To Transfer:

  1. Use your USB cord to connect your device to your computer.
  2. In OverDrive Media Console, click “Transfer” and select your mobile device.  Once the files have transferred, you will be prompted to disconnect your device.

To Burn to CD:

  1. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW into your computer.  In OverDrive Media Console, click “Burn” and follow the prompts on the screen.

OverDrive’s help page also offers many useful tutorials and videos.  If you need additional help, you can contact the library or book a librarian.