How can I see titles that are available for check out right now?

Use the 'Advanced Search' page. To display all of the titles that are available for check out right now, check the 'Only show titles with copies available' box on the 'Advanced Search' page. You can also further narrow your search, by Subject or Format, for example.


ADE: Should I activate Adobe Digital Editions anonymously or with an Adobe ID?

Activating Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID allows you to do more with Adobe eBooks, such as downloading them on multiple computers and transferring them to supported portable devices. However, this is a matter of personal preference. Before deciding, please consider the following…

If you use anonymous activation, note these limitations…

  • You will only be able to read a downloaded Adobe eBook on a single computer.
  • You will not be able to download an Adobe eBook on more than one computer. After the initial download of an Adobe eBook, subsequent downloads of that title can only be completed on the same computer.
  • You will not be able to transfer Adobe eBooks to supported eBook devices.
  • You can decide to activate using an Adobe ID at any time. However, if you activate Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID which has already been used to activate Adobe Digital Editions on another computer, the Adobe eBooks you originally downloaded when using anonymous activation will no longer work.

If you use an Adobe ID…

  • You will be able to download an Adobe eBook on computers that have been activated with the same Adobe ID (up to 6 computers/devices can be activated using the same Adobe ID).
  • After the initial download of an Adobe eBook, subsequent downloads of that title can be completed on computers activated with the same Adobe ID.
  • You will be able to transfer Adobe eBooks to supported eBook devices activated with the same Adobe ID.


What is OverDrive Media Console?

OverDrive Media Console allows you to download and enjoy EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks on most most Windows and Mac computers. Use OverDrive Media Console to navigate, play, and bookmark OverDrive media titles, and to manage and customize your media library. OverDrive Media Console includes a built-in Transfer Wizard that allows you to transfer titles to your supported portable player in just a few clicks. For audiobooks that may be burned to CD, OverDrive Media Console includes a Burn Wizard that allows you to burn a title to CD without installing any extra software.

NOTE: OverDrive Media Console mobile app is available for Android, Kindle, iOS, Blackberry and Window mobile devices.


SONY: How do I use the library's Sony E-reader?

Using the Sony eBook Reader—The Basics

For all actions, press buttons firmly and wait a few seconds for the device to respond. It will not respond instantaneously.
  1. To turn on the device, slide the oval power button (located on the top of the device) to the right. It will slide back to the left by itself. To turn it off, slide it to the right again.
  2. Press the home button (icon of a house) to return to the home menu.
  3. The back button (curled arrow pointing left) returns to the previous menu screen.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to turn pages in a book or to highlight a selection.
  5. Use the enter button (the circle inside of the arrow buttons) to make a selection.
  6. Selections can also be made by pressing the number button adjacent to the menu choice on the screen.
  7. The battery indicator is located in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. Four black blocks show a fully charged device. Black blocks will disappear as the device loses charge.
  8. To recharge the battery, plug the yellow end of the AC adapter into the circular yellow hole in the bottom of the device. The prongs plug into an AC outlet. A lightning bolt beside the battery indicator will show a charging device. You may still use the device while it is charging.
Reading a book on this device:
You can browse available books a number of ways. Press the home button, then choose to browse by title, author, or date downloaded to the device. Use the arrow buttons to move through selections. Press the enter button on a highlighted selection to choose a book, or press the corresponding number button.
  1. To start reading from the beginning of a book, select begin (number 2). This will take you to the title page.
  2. Turn pages by pressing the right and left arrow buttons. You can track your progress within a book by looking at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Increase font size by pressing the magnifying glass button. You can cycle through three sizes.
  4. To bookmark a page, press the bookmark button (it looks like an open book with the right page dog-eared). The page you have selected will show a dog-ear in the top right-hand corner. Press the button again while on a bookmarked page to remove a bookmark.
  5. To jump to a chosen page, type in the page number using the number buttons then press the enter button.


ADE: How can I transfer an EPUB eBook to my iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch using Adobe Digital Editions on my computer?

Adobe Digital Editions does not recognize an iPad. You will have to download the Bluefire Reading app to transfer an EPUB from your computer to the iPad.

Follow these instructions:

  1. First make sure your computer has Adobe Digital Editions and is authorized with your Adobe ID
  2. Download Bluefire Reader on your iPad from the App Store and authorize it with the SAME Adobe ID
  3. Download your ebook to your computer with Adobe Digital Editions if you haven't already done so
  4. Plugin your iPad to your computer and open iTunes and go to the iPad device and then the Apps tab and scroll down and look for the "Sharing"
  5. Tell iTunes and Bluefire where the PDF or EPUB file is saved on your computer, probably in your "My Digital Editions" folder, and it will then upload it to the iPad and you can read it in Bluefire Reader
  6. Get step-by-step instructions from Bluefire

NOTE: If you have a wireless connection, the easiest way to get an EPUB onto an iPad/ iPhone/iPod Touch is through the OverDrive Media Console app.


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