Getting FREE Library eBooks and Audiobooks for
iPAD/iPHONE/iPOD TOUCH (Apple App Devices)

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What You Need:

Valid Creve Coeur District Library card and PIN/password

iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

iTunes username and password

Adobe ID (for eBooks)

Internet connection

Install OverDrive's Mobile App on Your Apple Device

 

Before you can install the OverDrive Media Console app from the Apple App Store, you'll need to have registered and set up your device and iTunes.

If you need help with this, visit Apples support page at apple.com/support.

1. Visit the Apple App store on your device.
Note: Although this app is free, you will need your iTunes username and password information to download.

2. Type OverDrive Media Console into the search bar then tap Search.

3. Tap Free, then Install next to the OverDrive app.
Go back to your home screen, and then tap the OverDrive icon to get started.

 

Download eBooks and Audiobooks

 

1. Open the OverDrive Media Console app. The About OverDrive Media Console pop-up may appear. After reading, tap Close or Done.

2. Tap Get Books in the upper right corner.

3. Tap a library on your list to open the library's mobile site.

If you dont have a library selected, tap Add a Library, type in your ZIP code, and tap Search.

Select your library from the list, tap the star by Alliance Digital Media Library to save it, and then tap Alliance Digital Media Library to search for titles.

4. When the mobile site opens, login to Alliance Digital Media Library by tapping Login. Select the library which issued your library card, enter your card number (with D, no spaces) and PIN, and tap Login. Call the library at (309) 699-3917 if you do not know your PIN.

5. Find a title to enjoy.

Home allows you to view featured books.

Search allows you to search by title or author.

Browse allows you to search by format, subject, or genre.

Tap the title or cover to learn more about the eBook or audiobook (description, length, etc.).

6. When you've selected a title you want, tap Add to Cart.

For eBooks, you will need to check out the EPUB format, not Kindle format.
For audiobooks, you will need to check out MP3 format.

7. Tap Proceed to Checkout.

8. Select your lending period (7, 14, or 21 days), then tap Confirm check out.

9. Tap the Download button. The book will automatically load onto your Bookshelf. While it downloads, you can keep on browsing.

10. Tap Bookshelf in the upper right corner and tap the title to read or listen.

 

TIP: Touching the center top or center bottom of a page within an eBook provides the ability to go back to the bookshelf, change reading settings, and access the table of contents.

You may be prompted the first time you download an eBook to authorize with an Adobe ID. Please read Authorize with an Adobe ID on the opposite side of this page.

Download time depends on the size of the book and your connection speed. For faster downloads, you may want to try a Wi-Fi connection.

 

You may be prompted the first time you download an eBook to authorize with an Adobe ID. Please read Authorize with an Adobe ID on the opposite side of this page.

 

Download time depends on the size of the book and your connection speed. For faster downloads, you may want to try a Wi-Fi connection.

 

Authorize with an Adobe ID

 

1. A prompt displays the first time you download an eBook to the OverDrive Media Console app.

2. If you do not have an Adobe ID

Tap Get a free Adobe ID which takes you to Adobe's website at overdrive.com/partners/
redirects.asp?product=adobeI.

Follow the steps to create an Adobe account and note the email address and password you used for your account.

Return to the OverDrive app on your device (in Get Books) and go to App Settings.

Enter the email address and password for your Adobe ID.

Tap Authorize.
If you would like to download the same eBook to another device, be sure to authorize using the same Adobe ID.

 

If you do have an Adobe ID

In Get Books, tap Settings.

Enter your Adobe ID and password.

Tap Authorize

 

Return a Book Early

 

OverDrive titles automatically return themselves on their due date. However, you may want to return a book before its due date in order to return it for the next reader or to be able to download more books.

1. Open the OverDrive Media Console app and view the Bookshelf.

2. Tap on the + sign on the right hand-side of the title you want to return.

3. Tap Return/Delete.

 

For Additional Assistance

 

View Help in the OverDrive Media Console app from the menu (in Get Books) at the bottom of your screen.

Visit Help or My Help in Alliance Digital Media Library at alliance.lib.overdrive.co.

Stop by the library at 311 N highland Ave, call the library at 309-699-7921, or view Help or My Help in Alliance Digital Media Library at alliance.lib.overdrive.co.