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What you need to know to borrow eBooks from the library.

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What You'll Need:
•    Valid library card
•    Internet access
•    Computer with administrative access (not available at the library)
•    eReader, tablet, or mobile device
•    Free computer software:

  1. Overdrive Media Console (this program allows you to view and manage your eBooks)
  2. Adobe Digital Editions (this program manages the authorization and transfer of Adobe format eBooks)


What to Know:

  • OverDrive materials are available in these formats:

•    Adobe EPUB eBooks
•    Adobe PDF eBooks
•    OverDrive WMA Audiobooks
•    OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks
•    OverDrive Music
•    OverDrive Video

  • eBooks have no late fees!  Your book will expire automatically at the end of the 2-week loan period.  You can also return it early using Adobe Digital Editions software.
  • You can check out up to 5 digital items at time.
  • Just like paper books, the library has a limited number of digital copies for each eBook.  If all copies of a certain title are checked out, you can reserve the next copy, and download it once it becomes available.
  • Overdrive materials cannot be renewed.



Need more help?
Overdrive has excellent guides and video tutorials on their Help Page.

If you still need assistance, call the library at 512-989-3188

**Due to liability, the  library staff cannot trouble-shoot or operate your personal devices.  For eReader and computer problems, please contact the manufacturer or company where they were purchased.  

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