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September 30, 2014

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E-books & Downloads : E-books

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Getting Started with E-books

READ format works with almost any device

READ Instructions pdf
E-book format: OverDrive Read; read e-books in a web browser

  1. Log into your library account in the library's OverDrive catalog
  2. Find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  3. Click on the Read (in your browser) button
  4. Read on PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device within most Web browsers 

Note: Reading offline is possible - bookmark link to save for later

 

 

kindles

Kindle Instructions pdf

 E-book format: Kindle

  1. Log into your library account
  2. Find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  3. Click on the Download button and choose the Kindle format
  4. You'll be sent to Amazon.com. Log in to the Amazon account associated with your Kindle
  5. The e-book will sync with your Kindle (or Kindle app) via WiFi

Note: Return your e-book early from your Amazon.com account

 

 Kindle Fire

 Kindle Fire Instructionspdf

 E-book formats: Kindle & EPUB

  1. Download the OverDrive app to your Kindle Fire opens in a new window
  2. Authorize the OverDrive app with an OverDrive accountopens in a new window
  3. Add "The Seattle Public Library" to My Libraries
  4. Using the OverDrive app, 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 Kindle format if available
    (Note: if a Kindle format is not available, use the EPUB format with the OverDrive app)
  6. You'll be sent to Amazon.com. Log in to the Amazon account associated with your Kindle
  7. The e-book will sync with your Kindle Fire via WiFi

Note: Return your e-book early from your Amazon.com account 

 

Nooks

Nook, Kobo, Mac Computer and Windows PC Instructionspdf

E-book formats: EPUB & PDF 
For the Nook HD or Kobo Arc, use the Android instuctions below

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer opens in a new window
  2. Authorize Adobe Digital Editons with an Adobe ID opens in a new window
  3. Log into your library account
  4. 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 EPUB or PDF format. The book will appear in Adobe Digital Editions
  6. Plug your Nook or Kobo into your computer with its USB cord
  7. In Adobe Digital Editions, "drag and drop" the e-book into your e-reader

Note: Return e-books early from Adobe Digital Editions

 

iPad, iPhone, iPos Touch

OverDrive App Instructions for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch pdf

 E-book format: EPUB

  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

 

Android

OverDrive App Instructions for Android pdf

 E-book format: EPUB

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

 

OverDrive App Instructions for Windows Surfacepdf

E-book format: EPUB

  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

 

 

OverDrive - more details:

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

 

Browse the OverDrive collectionopens in a new window

 

 

Travel E-Books Collection

 

Browse the Travel e-book collectionopen in a new window

 

  • Read online - always available
  • No software required
  • Save chapters as PDFs
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Safari Tech Books

 

Browse the Safari Tech Book collectionopens in a new window

 

  • Online only, cannot be downloaded
  • No software required
  • Computer, programming, and business books

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Zinio online magazines

 

Browse the Zinio online magazine collectionopens in a new window

 

Children-specific Collections

 

TumbleBook LibraryTumbleBookLibraryopen in a new window

 

  • Online only, cannot be downloaded
  • Animated, talking picture books
  • Preschool and elementary age children
  • Includes some books in French and Spanish

 

BookFlixBookFlixopen in a new window

 

  • Online only, cannot be downloaded
  • Video picture books paired with related nonfiction books
  • Preschool and elementary age children
  • Includes some books in Spanish

 

 

E-Books for Kids E-Books for Kids open in a new window

 

  • Choose from thousands of titles to download to a variety of devices
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