eBook Help

The tutorials on this page were created by the staff of the Computer Lab at the Montgomery County Norristown Public Library. There are additional instructions and resources available on the OverDrive website.


Hands-On-Help

At this time, we are not offering formal classes in how to get library eBooks onto devices. As a first step, we always request that you try our thorough and easy-to-understand tutorials as well as the Help offerings on the OverDrive website. If you are still unsuccessful in obtaining our library eBooks, we would be happy to give you some one-on-one help. We do this by appointment. Please call the Computer Lab at 610-278-5100, ext 141 for an appointment. Important: Please carefully read the content below for your device to learn what to bring with you to your appointment.

Kindle/Kindle HD/Kindle Fire

We will focus on how to find and borrow library eBooks so that you can read them on a Kindle Device. We will present what is needed to borrow a library eBook and demonstrate how to browse the digital collection and how to manage your digital account.

Please come prepared with:
1. A valid library card with a PIN number(stop at the circulation desk before your appointment  to make sure your card is not expired and to set your pin)
2. Your Amazon ID and password.
3. Your USB connector if your Kindle is 3G


iPad

We will focus on how to find and borrow library eBooks using the OverDrive Media Console app on an iPad.

Please come prepared with:
1. A valid library card with a PIN number(stop at the circulation desk before your appointment to make sure your card is not expired and to set your pin)
2. Your Apple ID and password
3. Your Adobe ID and password (if you have one)


Non-Kindle eReaders or Android Devices

Please come prepared with:
1. A valid library card with a PIN number(stop at the circulation desk before your appointment to make sure your card is not expired and to set your pin)
3. Your Adobe ID and password (if you have one)

Buying an eReader

Use this tutorial to learn more about eReading technology and to help decide what type of device you may like to use.

eBook Tutorials

or How to get a library book onto a…

android Android Phone updated Sept 2014
apple Apple iPad updated July 2014                              *    **
nexus Google Nexus 7 updated Sept 2013

Nexus 7 Set-Up Guide updated May 2013

kingle Kindle Wi-Fi updated Jan 2014

Kindle Fire updated Jan 2014

Kindle Paperwhite updated Nov 2013

Kindle (Tethered Transfer – no Wi-Fi access) updated Jan 2014

kobo Kobo Touch updated May 2013
nook Nook Color updated May 2013

Nook HD updated Sept 2013

Nook HD Set-up Guide updated May 2013

Nook Simple Touch updated July 2014

Other Helpful Tutorials

How to Use the OverDrive Website updated July 2014
How to Use the OverDrive Media Console updated Sept 2013
How to Download Adobe Digital Editions and Get an Adobe ID updated July 2014

Other Resources

Supported Devices List
Help@OverDrive