Tablets and Smartphones such as the iPad, iPhone, Barnes&Noble Nook (Tablet, HD, HD+) or any Android powered device can check out, download and read library eBooks and eAudiobooks using one convenient app: the Overdrive Media Console. [highlight color=”yellow”]These instructions do not apply to Kindle devices.[/highlight]

  1. Go to the app store on your device. This is called the Google Play Store on Android devices (including Nooks).
  2. Search for and download the free app called Overdrive Media Console.
  3. This will be used to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks, as well as checking them out from the Northeast Indiana Digital Library (NIDL).
  4. For all devices: swipe from the left hand side of the screen for a menu to access your bookshelf, NIDL, and settings. The first time, choose “find a library.”
  5. For all devices: find our library using a zip code search. Tap on the star to the left of the name to save it. Tap on the name to go to the Northeast Indiana Digital Library.
  6. Browse for and check out an ePub eBook or MP3 eAudiobook using your library card number and six-digit PIN. Make sure to check out only these formats.
  7. When you first try to download a book, you must register with Adobe.com and authorize the tablet.
  8. On the screen, tap “get Adobe ID.” This will exit the Overdrive Media Console and bring you to an internet page.
    1. Fill out the form using your email address and any password you want. Tap “submit.”
    2. Then, exit the internet and go back to the Overdrive Media Console.
    3. Tap on “download” again and choose the “settings” option.
    4. Tap on the “authorize” button.
    5. Now, back to the download screen. Tap “download” and the item is automatically transferred to Overdrive Media Console’s bookshelf.
  9. To read items after downloading simply go to your bookshelf and tap on the cover of the item. eAudiobooks begin playing automatically. Turn the page on eBooks by tapping on the right hand side of the screen to go forward, left hand side to go back. Slide your finger from the right hand side to the center to access the table of contents.
  10. To return items: go to the bookshelf. Tap and hold the cover of the item you wish to return. Click on the “return” option and confirm. Items are automatically returned at the end of the lending period.