Using BlackBerry Playbook for eBooks and Audiobooks

Blackberry Playbook users can use the OverDrive Media Console to download Adobe EPUB eBooks and MP3 Audiobooks from the Boyne Regional Library directly to their device. Complete these steps to begin enjoying BRL materials on your Playbook today.

 

Download OS 2

The Playbook compatible version of OverDrive Media Console requires the latest operating system (v2.0) for the device.

1. Tap "Settings" on your Playbook, in the upper right hand corner, and select "Software Updates".

2. Tap "Check for Updates" and download the new operating system.

 

Get the OverDrive App

1. Tap on the "App World" icon on the Playbook. Enter “Overdrive Media Console” in the search box and tap “Search”.

2. On the results page, select OverDrive’s mobile app and tap “Download” to install.

3. When the download completes, open it and select “Yes” to grant it trusted application status.
4. For older Blackberry devices go to Amazon to download the free app.

 

Authorize  your  device

Before using the app, you must first authorize your device with an Adobe ID.

1. Open the OverDrive mobile app already installed on your Playbook.

2. Swipe down from the top of the screen to see the options menu for the app.

3. Select "App Settings" and scroll down the screen until you see where to enter your Adobe ID and password.

4. If you already have an Adobe ID, fill in the form and tap “Authorize”.

5. If you do not have an Adobe ID, tap the button to obtain a free ID and fill out the form on the Adobe website. Alternatively, you can apply for one online at:

 

 

Add BRL to your library list

To begin using the app, configure it to connect to BRL’s mobile OverDrive site.

1. Open the app on your Playbook and swipe down from the top of the screen to see the options menu.

2. Tap "Get Books"

3. Tap "Add a Library" and enter “Boyne Regional Library”

in the search box and tap “Search”

 

Download materials

1. From the BRL mobile OverDrive site, use the buttons at the top of the screen to Browse or Search for titles.

2. Log in with your library card number and PIN when prompted, and tap “Confirm Checkout

3. Once you’ve found a title, tap “Add to Cart”. If titles are not available, select “Place a Hold” to be added to the waiting list, or check the box to restrict your search to available titles. An email will be sent to your email address when a book you place on hold is available to check out.

4. When you’re ready to checkout, tap “Proceed to Checkout” from within your cart.

5. Select the desired lending period (7, 14 or 21 days) and tap “Download” beneath the title in your OverDrive bookshelf.  The title will download to your Playbook and open, ready for you to enjoy!

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