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November 23, 2014

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E-books & Downloads : Windows Phone and Surface

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All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27.

Windows Surface and Windows Phone

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

 

OverDrive E-book and Audiobook Collection

 

Read this overview to get started:

 

OverDrive App for Windows Surface and Windows Phone instructionspdf

E-book format: EPUB

Audiobook format: MP3

  1. Install the OverDrive App to your device opens in a new window
  2. Authorize the 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 instructionspdf

E-book format: Kindle

  1. Download the Kindle for Windows Phone App and register it in your Amazon.com account opens in a new window
  2. Install the OverDrive App to your device opens in a new window
  3. Authorize the app with an OverDrive account opens in a new window
  4. Add "The Seattle Public Library" to My Libraries
  5. Using the OverDrive App, log into your library account
  6. Find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  7. Click on the Download button and choose the Kindle format
  8. You'll be sent to Amazon.com. Log in into the account your Kindle App is registered at
  9. 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

 

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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Freegal Music Collection

 

Browse the Freegal Music Collectionopens in a new window

 

  • Music format: MP3
  • No software required
  • Download 5 songs per week
  • 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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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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