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Getting Started with eBooks or audio books

Getting Started Guides

For an overview of how to use ebook and audiobook content:

·                  Getting Started Using eAudiobooks
·                  Getting Started Using eBooks
Device Guides

For wifi-enabled devices, download content from the Boyne Regional Library directly to your device. Locate your device from the list below.

·                  iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch 
·                  Samsung Galaxy Tablet or Phone           

·                  Android

·                  BlackBerry Playbook

·                  Kobo Vox
·                  Kobo Arch
·                  Sony (wifi) 

·                  Windows Phone 7

For devices without wifi, download content to a computer and then transfer to your device using Adobe Digital Editions.

·                  Sony eReader (no wifi) for ebooks

·                  Kobo Touch for ebooks 

·                  Nook for ebooks 

·                  MP3 players for audiobooks

·                  iPod for audiobooks 

Video Tutorials

View these step by step videos from OverDrive to learn how to use your particular device to browse, check out, and download ebooks.

How eBook Borrowing Works


You must have a valid Boyne Regional Library card number and PIN to check out titles.

How to get or renew your library card


Checking out materials

You can have up to 15 titles checked out at any given time.


The lending periods can vary from title to title. These can be set to either 7, 14, or 21 days at the time of checkout.


Returning materials

Materials will expire automatically at the end of the checkout period. These items do not have to be returned and late fines are never applied.


However, it is possible to return certain items early if you reach your checkout limit, or to make items available for other library users.


eBooks can be returned early using Adobe Digital Editions software or the OverDrive Media Console mobile app after the books have been downloaded. See individual device guides above for instructions on how to return eBooks. eAudiobooks cannot be returned early.


Renewing materials

Unfortunately, titles cannot be renewed, but you can check them out again if they are available when the checkout period ends.


Placing holds

OverDrive titles that are not currently available (indicated with a greyed-out icon in the top right of the cover image) can be placed on hold. You will be asked for your email address and will receive an email when the item becomes available. The default setting in OverDrive is to have the item automatically checked out to your account. If you change this, you will have 4 days (96 hours) from the time the email is sent to sign in to your OverDrive account and check the item out.


Supported and Unsupported Devices

Currently, the Amazon Kindle is not compatible with OverDrive material, However the Kindle Fire is compatible.

Check the complete list of compatible devices to ensure your device works with OverDrive materials.


Login Problems

You may be unable to log in or check out items from OverDrive if:


·                  Your library account is blocked


·                  Your library card has expired


·                  You have forgotten your PIN



To learn about accessibility features available on OverDrive Media Console, see the OverDrive Accessibility Guide


More questions?

If you require further assistance using ebooks or audiobooks you can contact us with your query. We will respond and will also use the information to help inform and improve the content of this site. Provide the following details in your message text so we may provide accurate assistance. Online help is available Clicking here.


·                  Library card number


·                  Title and format of the item you are checking out/attempting to open


·                  Your computer platform (Mac/PC)


·                  Your browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.)


·                  Your portable device (Kobo, Sony Reader, iPad/iPhone, etc.)


·                  A short problem description (briefly describe what went wrong and what you were doing.