Apple Devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

How to Download OverDrive eBooks to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch
Warren Public Library
You will need:
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A Warren Public Library Card
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An iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
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An Internet connection
Download the OverDrive App
1.
Using the Apple App Store, find and download the free OverDrive – Library eBooks and Audiobooks app.
Authorize and Setup the OverDrive App
2.
Open the OverDrive app. You will be prompted to create an OverDrive account. Tap Sign up, and then select Sign
up using library card.
3.
At the Find Your Library screen search by entering your Warren Public Library branch or search by your zip code.
Select your Warren Public Library branch.
4.
At the Sign into Your Library screen select Warren Public Library from the drop-down list and enter your library
card number. Tap Sign In.
5.
To go to the OverDrive website to check out items tap the Menu icon in the upper-left and
select Midwest Collaborative for Library Services.
Menu
Icon
Search, Checkout, and Download eBooks
6.
At the OverDrive website, tap Sign In. If Sign In isn’t displayed click the Menu icon
then click Sign In. Select
Warren Public Library from the dropdown menu. Enter your library card number. Click Sign In.
7.
Tap the Search icon. In the search box enter the title or author you are looking for. Apple devices
through the OverDrive app use eBooks in the EPUB format and eAudiobooks in the MP3 format.
8.
Tap the title of the book you wish to checkout. To check out your item, tap
Borrow. The item will be checked out to you. You can modify the checkout
length (7, 14, or 21 days) by clicking the down-arrow next to Borrow.
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9.
Search
Icon
Holds: If an item is not currently available to be checked out, instead
of saying “Borrow” it will say “Place a Hold”. To put an item on hold,
tap the “Place a Hold” button. If this is your first time using OverDrive you will need to enter your email
address in the boxes where indicated. You will get an email when the item is available to be checked out,
and will have 72 hours from when the email is sent to checkout and download your hold.
Click the Loans icon
at the top of the page to see items you have checked out.
10. At the Loans screen you will see a list of checked out items that can be downloaded to the OverDrive app. For an
eBook, tap Choose a Format, then EPUB eBook. For an audiobook, choose Add to App MP3 Audiobook. The item
will be downloaded directly to the OverDrive app.
Warren Public Library ▪ Warren, MI
http://warrenlibrary.net
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Civic Center Library - 586.751.0770
Burnette Branch Library - 586.758.2115
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Miller Branch Library - 586.751.5377
Busch Branch Library - 586.755.5750
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11. To open your item, tap the Menu icon in the upper-left and then Bookshelf. Tap the cover of the item to read your
eBook or listen to your eAudiobook.
12. To return to the OverDrive app from within an eBook, tap the center of the screen, then tap the menu icon in the
upper-left, then tap Bookshelf. To return to the OverDrive app from within an eAudiobook, tap the menu icon in
the upper-left, then tap Bookshelf.
13. To return an item early, from the Bookshelf screen press and hold on the item then click Return to Library.
14. To get more items, tap the Menu icon and then under My Libraries choose Midwest Collaborative for Library
Services.
iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Tips
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To find items that are
immediately available for
checkout, tap Search and then
Advanced. From the Advanced
Search form, select EPUB eBook
or MP3 Audiobook from the
Formats dropdown menu. From
the Availability dropdown menu
select Available Now. Tap
Search.
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The default checkout length for items is 14 days. To change the length of your checkouts, in the OverDrive
website tap the Loans icon then Settings. Change the options in Lending Periods for either 7, 14, or 21
days.
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The OverDrive app uses the EPUB format. However, if you have the Amazon Kindle app on your device,
you can also use Kindle format eBooks through OverDrive.
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OverDrive has the following checkout and hold limits:
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10 items checkout at any time
o
10 items on hold at any time
For help, visit or call any branch of the Warren Public Library, or visit http://help.overdrive.com
Warren Public Library ▪ Warren, MI
http://warrenlibrary.net
2
Civic Center Library - 586.751.0770
Burnette Branch Library - 586.758.2115
▪
▪
Miller Branch Library - 586.751.5377
Busch Branch Library - 586.755.5750
01/17-6.0