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Windows PC users have access to online content including: e-books, audiobooks, music and videos.

 

OverDrive E-book, Audiobook, Music and Video Collections

 

Read these overviews to get started:

 

E-book instructions for Windows PCpdf

E-book formats: EPUB & PDF

  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

 

Kindle App instructionspdf

E-book format: Kindle

  1. Download the Kindle for PC App and register it in your Amazon.com account opens in a new window
  2. Log into your library account
  3. Find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  4. Click on the Download button and choose the Kindle format
  5. You'll be sent to Amazon.com. Log in into the account your Kindle App is registered at
  6. 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

 

Audiobook, Music and Video instructions for Windows PC pdf

Audiobook formats: MP3 and WMA

  1. Download the OverDrive Media Console to your computeropens in a new window
  2. In Internet Explorer, perform the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade opens in a new window
  3. Log into your library account
  4. Find an audiobook 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 WMA or MP3 format. The book will download to the OverDrive Media Console
  6. Transfer to an approved device opens in a new window, by plugging your device into your computer via its USB cable, and clicking on the Transfer button in the OverDrive Media Console

Note: You cannot return WMA audiobooks early. MP3 audiobooks can be returned early from the OverDrive Media Console

 

OverDrive - more details:

  • May require placing a hold
  • Check out up to 25 items
  • Keep items for up to 3 weeks: can return e-books and MP3 audiobooks early
  • Cannot return WMA audiobooks, music or video early
  • No overdue fines

 

Browse the OverDrive collectionopens in a new window

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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

 

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Freegal Music Collection

 

Browse the Freegal Music Collectionopens in a new window

 

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

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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