Getting ebooks or audiobooks for your Apple or Android Tablet, Phone, or mobile device is simple. This broad category includes many types of devices, but what they all share in common is the ability to add and use mobile apps.
The Overdrive Media Console (OMC) app allows you to browse, search, checkout, download, and read library ebooks and listen to library audiobooks on your tablet or mobile device. There is no need to use your web browser or transfer items to your device from your computer. You can use OMC anywhere you connect wirelessly to the Internet: at home, at work, at the neighborhood coffee shop, or at any branch of the Free Library.
Once you add the app, OMC will prompt you to add your library. Search for the Free Library of Philadelphia and add us to your OMC. If you are a member of more than one library, you can add others too (though I am telling you up front they won't be nearly as wonderful as we are). Next, you will be prompted to register your OMC with a free Adobe ID. If you do not have an Adobe ID, you will be prompted to create one online.
Then you enter your library card number and you're off to the races. The video below takes you step by step through the process for Android.
Also, below are a series of videos from Overdirve that take you through the process on an iOS/Apple device.
Wed, January 02, 2013
Is there a way to display the page number on the Kindle fire with the OMC?
Thanks Robert Michlowski - Scranton
Tue, January 29, 2013
How do i get books on my nook
paula guenst - poconos
Wed, January 30, 2013
Great question, Paula! Instructions for transfering library ebooks to the Nook Simple Touch are online here: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/index.cfm?postid=1658 Jamie W - Philadelphia
Tue, February 19, 2013
Can the books also be downloaded for off-line reading? Jim Lentini - Philadelphia
Sun, February 24, 2013
First day of teacher Nurcan Kesen - Bethlehem
Sun, February 24, 2013
First day of school First day of school - bethlehem
Fri, March 01, 2013
How do i sign up for ebooks for my asus tablet? geri - birdsboro
Mon, March 04, 2013
Hello Geri - Your Asus tablet is an Android device. Go to the Google Play app store and install the free Overdrive Media Console app to get started. Here is a video from Overdrive that shows the process: http://overdrive.com/help-videos/#android Jamie W - Philadelphia
Tue, April 23, 2013
Is there support for eBooks on my Aluratek Libre ? I can read Mobi format books from Baen and some other sites, as well as some ePub and PDF files.
Dan - Lancaster
Fri, April 26, 2013
Hi Dan - Overdrive maintains a list of all known compatible as well as known incompatible devices here: http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/. You may need to investigate this a little further, but based on the information I you provided the Aluratek LIBRE Touch eBook reader is compatible when you install the Overdrive Media Console App on your device (follow the instructions for Android in the post above). However, I also noticed that the Aluratek LIBRE Pro is listed as an incompatible device. So, you may need to check exactly which Aluratek model you have. I hope this information is helpful to you - thanks! Jamie W - Philadelphia