Using iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch for eBooks & Audiobooks

MP3 audiobooks and EPUB ebooks can be downloaded directly to Apple iOS devices using the OverDrive Media Console (OMC).


Create an Adobe ID

You will be required to create a free Adobe account in order to download any ebooks to your device.  Fill out the short form at


Install and authorize required software

The OMC mobile app is available from the device’s App Store, or through a link from the OverDrive site at:


Choose the version designed to work with iPhone/iPad. After installing you will be prompted to authorize your device with the Adobe ID you just created.


Searching and downloading materials

1. Opening the mobile OMC will show your bookshelf and what items have  been downloaded. Use the “Get Books” button at the top right of the screen.


2. Add the Boyne Regional Library using the “Add a Library” button. Search for the Boyne Regional Library and select it. Tap the star to save it to your list of favourites.


3. You will be transferred to the OverDrive mobile site.


4. Login by entering your library card number and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number).


5. Browse or search for titles using the buttons on the top of the screen.


*Note: Only formats compatible with your iOS device will be displayed.

*Note: Not all WMA audio titles are available to transfer to iPods due to publisher agreements. A Windows computer is required to transfer WMA titles.


6. When you have found a title you want, select “Add to Cart.” If the title is unavailable you may request it by selecting “Place a Hold”. An email will be sent to your email address when the title is available for you to check out.


7. After you have added an available title to your cart, select “Proceed to Checkout”. Select the desired lending period using the drop-down menu and tap “Confirm check out”.


8. You can now download the title using the “Download” button under the item. The title will automatically download and open in the OverDrive Media Console app on your device.


Using the OverDrive app, you can return EPUB ebooks early on your handheld device. When you delete the book, you will see an option for "Return then Delete".