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September 30, 2016

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E-books & Downloads : Android

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Android phones and tabletAndroid users have access to online content including: e-books, audiobooks, music and videos.

 

OverDrive E-book Collection

 

Read this overview to get started:

 

OverDrive App Instructions for Androidpdf

E-book format: EPUB

Audiobook format: MP3

Use for Android devices, including Nook HD and Kobo Arc

  1. Install the OverDrive app to your device opens in a new window
  2. Authorize the OverDrive app with an OverDrive account opens in a new window
  3. Add "The Seattle Public Library" to My Libraries
  4. Log into your library account, find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  5. Tap on the Download button and choose the EPUB format
  6. E-books download directly to the app's "Bookshelf" via Wi-Fi

Note: Return e-books early from the OverDrive app

 

Kindle App Instructions for Androidpdf

E-book format: Kindle

  1. Install the Kindle app to your device opens in a new window
  2. Install the OverDrive app to your device opens in a new window
  3. Add "The Seattle Public Library" to My Library
  4. Using the OverDrive app, find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  5. Click on the Download button and choose the Kindle format
  6. You'll be sent to Amazon.com. Log in into the account your Kindle app is registered at
  7. The e-book will sync with your Kindle app via WiFi

NOTE: Return your e-book early from your Amazon.com accountopens in a new window

 

OverDrive - more details:

  • May require placing a hold
  • Check out up to 25 items
  • Keep items for up to 3 weeks: can return early
  • No overdue fines

 

Browse the OverDrive collectionopens in a new window

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Safari Tech Books

 

Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing technology, digital media, and business books and videos online to academic and library users.

  • Safari Tech Books is a collection of computer, programming, and business books and videos
  • Safari Tech Books are read online and cannot be downloaded
  • No software is required

 

Browse the Safari Tech Book collectionopens in a new window

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Zinio online magazines

 

  • You can choose from over 150 magazine titles
  • Log in with your Library card, then create a Zinio account to borrow magazines
  • You can borrow magazines via a web browser to read now on your PC, Mac or mobile
  • Download the Zinio app to read offline on your iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle HD/HDX
  • Magazines in the collection are always available with no returns and no due dates
  • For more help, see the Zinio help page

 

NOTE: You can only read single issues of magazines in the app. Use Zinio’s online site to browse for magazine to checkout or to download new issues.

 

Browse the Zinio online magazine collectionopens in a new window

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Freegal Music Collection

 

Browse the Freegal Music Collectionopens in a new window

 

  • Music format: MP3 and streaming
  • No software required
  • Download 5 songs per week
  • Stream 3 hours per day
  • Music files never expire
  • Works with PC and Mac
  • Transfer to most devices
  • Includes Sony Music catalog with thousands of artists  

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Playback Music Collection

 

Browse the Playback Music Collectionopens in a new window

 

  • New Seattle music picked by a jury of local experts
  • Free to download and keep with your library card
  • Free to stream for anyone, anywhere
  • No software required
  • Music files never expire
  • Works with PC and Mac
  • Transfer to most devices
  • 100 artists added to the collection each year
  • Artists can submit their work during two open submission periods each year
  • Artists selected receive a $200 honorarium
  • Learn more here

hoopla

 

Browse the hoopla streaming video and music collection  opens in a new window

 

  • Streaming video and music
  • Apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android (coming soon!) devicesopens in a new window
  • Stream up to 20 titles per month
  • Music albums expire in 1 week, video expires in 72 hours
  • Works with most browsers on PC or Mac
  • 300,000 albums
  • 6,000 videos and television shows
  • helpopens in a new window
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Access Video Collection

 

Browse Access Video Collectionopens in a new window

 

  • No software required
  • Stream videos to your computer or tablet
  • Online videos from PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, and more
  • Thousands of streaming documentary, performance, how-to and educational videos
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