borrow-box help - Cork City Libraries

borrow-box help - Cork City Libraries
BORROW-BOX HELP
SEARCH
You can search through our content by using the quick search option, which allows
you to search by keyword, title, author or narrator. This is found on the right side
of the top menu.
Alternatively, you can do an advanced search by clicking on Advanced
Search below the quick search bar. This will direct you to a new page that allows
you to select search criteria from a more detailed list (e.g. Genre, Awards, etc).
A search results page will then be shown which lists all titles relating to your
search criteria. You can filter the results by format: i.e. eAudiobooks, eBooks or
both. You can also choose how these results are sorted by selecting from the Sort
By dropdown list on the right side.
BROWSE
You can browse through a curated selection of categories to find titles you might
enjoy. To do this, click on eAudiobooks or eBooks in the navigation bar. A list of
options will appear within the navigation bar, e.g. Featured, New to Library, Top
Downloads etc, categorised by target age group.
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You can then also use the Browse by Category button which offers even more
choices.
If you would like to preview a title prior to borrowing you can do so by pressing
the Preview button below the title's cover. For audiobook previews you need to
have the Adobe Flash Player plugin installed.
BORROW/RESERVE
To borrow an eAudiobook or eBook...
Click on the Borrow button below the title's cover.
This will take you to the Loan Confirmation page. Click Confirm Loan.
This will take you to the Loan Successful page. Choose to Continue
Browsing or Download your loan.
A loan confirmation email will also be sent to your nominated email address.
This title will now be visible beneath Active Loans/Reserves on the right side of
your My Account page.
To reserve a title...
Click on the Reserve button below the title's cover.
This will take you to the Reserve Confirmation page. Click Confirm Reserve.
This will take you to the Reserve Successful page. Click on the Continue
Browsing button.
A reserve confirmation email will also be sent to your nominated email address.
This title will now be visible beneath Active Loans/Reserves on the right side of
your My Account page, along with the date from when it will be available to you.
An email will be sent to your nominated email address when the title is available
for download.
DOWNLOAD LINKS
Where to find your downloads...
After you have borrowed a title, click on the Download button on the Loan
Successful page.
Or download the title through your My Account page...
In the Active Loans/Reserves bar in your My Account page, click
the Download button beneath the title.
Alternatively, use the link provided in the loan confirmation email to access the
download page.
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DOWNLOAD AUDIOBOOKS
To download an audiobook...
On the Download page choose to download an eAudiobook either in a single
download or in parts.
If you get a pop-up with options to Open, Run or Save your loan when you
download, make sure that you select Save, otherwise the eAudiobook will not save
to your computer properly.
UNZIP AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOADS
PC
Locate your downloaded eAudiobook folder, right click and select Extract All, then
follow the prompts to finish unzipping.
MAC
Locate your eAudiobook folder, then double click to unzip.
Tips
Your downloaded eAudiobook folder will be located where you have set your
internet browser to download to (e.g. Downloads, Desktop, etc).
For Mac users, we recommend using Safari as your internet browser as unzipping
occurs automatically.
For those Mac users running the latest Mac OS, depending on your settings the
eAudiobook may automatically populate into iTunes also.
LISTEN TO AUDIOBOOKS
PC
iTunes: Open iTunes, drag and drop the unzipped eAudiobook folder into Music,
then listen or sync with your iPod or iPhone.
Windows Media Player: Open Windows Media Player, select Music, drag and drop
the unzipped eAudiobook folder into main window, then listen or sync with your
portable media device.
Portable Media Device (without software): Connect and open your portable media
device, then drag and drop the unzipped eAudiobook folder into device.
MAC
iTunes: Open iTunes, drag and drop unzipped eAudiobook folder into Music, then
listen or sync with your iPod or iPhone.
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Portable Media Device: Connect and open your portable media device, then drag
and drop the unzipped eAudiobook folder into device.
DOWNLOAD EBOOKS
To download an ebook...
Make sure that you have installed Adobe Digital Editions. If you haven't installed
this software yet, please visit the Adobe Digital Editions download page and follow
the installation instructions provided.
On first launch of Adobe Digital Editions click on Help > Authorize Computer. In
the following screen choose Adobe ID from the dropdown menu and enter your
Adobe ID and password. If you don't have an Adobe ID yet please click on
the Create an Adobe ID link on the right hand side or visit the Adobe login
website and click on Get an Adobe ID.
On the download page press the Download eBook button. When you get a pop-up
dialogue box asking you whether you would like to Open, Run or Save, make sure
that you select Open With and choose Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital
Editions will then import the eBook file and you can find it in
the Borrowed section on the left side.
To transfer an eBook to an eReader device...
Attach your eReader device to your computer. It should appear in Adobe Digital
Editions in the list on the left side. Now just drag the eBook onto the device.
DELETE AUDIOBOOKS
Make sure that all files are deleted off your computer and portable media device
when your loan period expires or after you return an eAudiobook.
PC
Computer: Locate your eAudiobook folder, then right click and select Delete from
the dropdown menu.
Portable Media Device: Connect your portable media device to your computer,
locate your eAudiobook folder, then right click on folder and select Delete from
the dropdown menu.
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MAC
Computer: Locate your eAudiobook folder and click on it, then hold down the
Apple key and press Delete.
Portable Media Device: Connect your portable media device to your computer,
locate your eAudiobook folder and click on it, then hold down the Apple key and
press Delete.
MOBILE APPS
In the BorrowBox mobile apps for Apple and Android devices, all files are deleted
automatically at the end of the loan period.
DELETE EBOOKS
At the end of a loan period, or after you return an eBook, all files will
automatically expire and can't be read anymore on any device. If you try to open
an expired eBook in Adobe Digital Editions, it will give you the option to delete it.
In the mobile apps expired eBooks are deleted automatically.
REVISIT
We're always adding new titles, so make sure you visit often and get the most out
of your library membership.
COPYRIGHT
Content transacted through the service includes active security technology that
allows identification of files, particularly whether files have been made available
for sale or resale, or through file sharing or peer-to-peer networks.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is BorrowBox?
BorrowBox is this download service that your library has subscribed to, designed
and powered by Bolinda Digital. The service consists of a website and for most
libraries also mobile apps for Apple and Android devices.
Why can't I find my library in the BorrowBox mobile app?
The app is only available for those libraries that have selected this option when
subscribing to the BorrowBox service.
What is an eAudiobook?
An eAudiobook is the downloadable digital version of an audiobook in MP3 format.
What is an eBook?
An eBook is the downloadable digital version of a book in ePub format.
What is a .zip file?
A .zip file is a file that has been compressed to reduce its size, making it quicker
to download. For details on how to retrieve the MP3s from a .zip file please refer
to the section UNZIP AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOADS above.
Do I need software to download an eAudiobook?
No, to download an eAudiobook you only require a media manager or media device
that is MP3 compatible.
What operating systems are supported?
All operating systems are supported, so long as you have an internet connection,
compatible web browser and a media manager or device.
What internet browsers are supported?
This service will work on every browser, for example Internet Explorer, Firefox and
Chrome for Windows users and Safari, Firefox and Chrome for Mac users.
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Why can I no longer download an eAudiobook that I have previously
downloaded from My Account?
There is a limit on how often an eAudiobook can be downloaded to prevent
excessive downloads. However, if for some reason you require additional
downloads, please contact your library.
Where did the eAudiobook download to?
This depends on your operating system and browser.
For Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6: by default, the download will be located
on your Desktop.
For Windows XP and all other browsers: you can find the download in
the Downloads folder in My Documents.
For Windows 7 and Vista with Internet Explorer and Firefox: the download will be
located in the Downloads folder.
For Windows 8 with Internet Explorer and Firefox: the download will be located in
the Downloads folder.
For all browsers on Mac: by default the download will be located in
the Downloads folder.
Do all eAudiobooks download at the same speed?
The speed of your download depends on your internet connection and the size of
the eAudiobook. If you are using a dial-up connection or have selected a large
eAudiobook to download, you may want to use the option of downloading in parts.
How do I open my eAudiobook .zip folder?
On a PC: right click on the .zip folder and select Extract All. You will then be
asked to select where to extract the contents of the folder to, which by default is
the current location of the .zip folder. Follow the remaining prompts to extract.
On a Mac: double click on the .zip folder and allow the extraction process to
finish. By default, the contents will extract in the same location as the .zip folder.
How do I play my eAudiobook?
In order to listen to your eAudiobook in a Media Manager, you need to ensure that
you have extracted the files (view above).
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For Windows Media Player:
Open Windows Media Player then drag and drop the extracted folder into the main
window of Windows Media Player. To find your eAudiobook, make sure you are in
the Music Library of Windows Media Player, then click on Album and scroll down to
the corresponding first letter of the title. Please note: if the title has a prefix like
'The', it will be sorted by the second word of the title.
For iTunes: open iTunes then drag and drop the extracted folder into
your Music Library.
Why is there no option to borrow or reserve a title I want?
If you are unable to see a Borrow or Reserve button for your desired title, it
indicates that the title has not yet been released.
Why can't I borrow or reserve any more titles?
Your library defines your loan settings. Once you have reached your quota of
loans/reserves, you will need to wait until a current loan expires or you return a
title early or cancel a reserve.
Why can't I find the title I'm looking for?
Try using the quick search option to find the title.
If that is not successful, try using the Advanced Search option and enter all known
information about the title.
If you still cannot find it, it may not be a title that we provide.
How do I change my account details?
After you log in go to your My Account page, from there you can update your
details by clicking the Edit Account Details button.
How do I increase my loan/reserve limit?
The number of loans/reserves is set by your library.
How do I delete my eAudiobooks from my computer once my loan period has
finished?
For detailed instructions on how to delete eAudiobooks please refer to the section
DELETE AUDIOBOOKS above.
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Are the titles copyright protected?
Yes. Content from this service includes active security technology that allows
identification of files, particularly whether files have been made available for sale
or resale, or through file sharing or peer-to-peer networks.
Can I return a title early?
Yes, early returns and cancellation of current reserves are possible through your
My Account page or in the mobile apps.
Why can't I download eAudiobooks from an iPad/iPhone?
Unfortunately, due to the restrictions that Apple has put in place on their
iPads/iPhones, it is not possible to directly download eAudiobooks to the
iPad/iPhone through the Safari browser. You can, however, download via your
computer and transfer the eAudiobooks via iTunes. Or you can use the BorrowBox
Library mobile apps available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, if
your library offers this option.
Can I borrow with multiple library accounts in the mobile app?
No, it is not possible to borrow from multiple libraries in the mobile app; you can
only be logged in to one library at any one time.
How do I install the BorrowBox mobile app?
IPHONE/IPOD/IPAD:
Simply open the App Store app on your device, search for BorrowBox and press
the Get button. Or open the Apple App Storeon your computer, press
the Get button and then sync your iOS device.
ANDROID:
Simply open the Play Store app on your device, search for BorrowBox and press
the Install button. Or open the Google Play Store on your computer, sign in with
the Google Account that you are using on your mobile device and press
the Install button.
AMAZON KINDLE FIRE:
Please follow these installation instructions.
How do I update my BorrowBox mobile app?
Simply visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search for the BorrowBox
Library app and press the Update button.
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How do I reset my BorrowBox app?
IPHONE/IPOD/IPAD:
Navigate to the Settings tab, go to the Account Details section and press
the Reset button. Please note that all current downloads will be lost. You will then
be asked to sign in again.
ANDROID:
Press the Menu button at the top right of the screen or on some devices below the
screen and select Account Details. On the following screen select the Reset
App option.
Who can I contact to get help?
You can either contact your library directly or you can contact BorrowBox support
by sending an email to support@bolindadigital.com.
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