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TRANSCRIPT eBooks: the Basics of OverDrive Digital Library

Opening Slide: [image of open book] Hennepin County Library presents...
Title Slide: eBooks: OverDrive Digital Library Basics

[video begins]
[image of librarian speaking]
Hello, I'm Jody with Hennepin County Library. In the next few minutes I'll be explaining how the library supports patrons who want to use the services of OverDrive Digital Library.

[image of home page of Hennepin County Library]
On our website you will find OverDrive located under BookSpace, then eBooks.

[image of BookSpace's eBooks page]
You will need to enter your library card's bar code to access OverDrive Digital Library.

[image of OverDrive's landing page from Hennepin County Library's site - you would need to use your library card's barcode number to log in to see this]
eBooks from OverDrive are designed for self-service
[zoom on image of OverDrive's landing page to Help]
because of the wide variety of eReaders and software available.

[image of Help webpage on OverDrive's website]
Library staff members may refer you to the My Help section created by OverDrive.

[image of librarian speaking]
Library staff members are not allowed to handle laptops or other devices due to liability issues.

[image of librarian using computer]
To use OverDrive you will need a home computer either a desktop or laptop, a dedicated eReader, or a device that is eReader compatible like an iPod, smartphone or tablet.

[image of Nook eReader]
Some eReaders like the Nook, Kobo, or Sony devices
[image of Kobo eReader]
require you to have
[image of Adobe Digital Editions Home/Sample eBook Library page]
Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer, also known as ADE. You will need to create an Adobe ID and password to activate this software.

[image of Overdrive Media Console home page]
Some devices require the app OverDrive Media Console, which may also need to be authorized with an Adobe ID and password.

[image of Get Books menu of OverDrive app - you would need to be logged into the app to see this]
Once it's authorized, add Hennepin County Library to your device by selecting "Add a library" from the "Get books" menu.

[image of USB cable]
You may download your eBook to a computer first, then transfer it to your device using a USB cable. You may also download your eBook directly to your device.

[image of Your sign in page]
Kindle users will need to register their devices with Amazon, and must create Amazon accounts as well as Overdrive accounts to manage their titles.

[image of WiFi symbol]
Kindles receive titles via a WiFi network, or they may be transferred from a computer to your device using a USB cable.

[image of librarian speaking]
This is just a brief introduction to using OverDrive Digital Library. For more information visit the library website and our BookSpace section eBooks page for additional help. You can also Ask Us via IM, email, in person or on the phone any other questions you have. Thanks for using Hennepin County Library.
[video ends]

Credits Slide: Presented by Jody Wurl; written by Ben Brown and Jody Wurl; filmed and edited by John Knauss
Closing Slide: [image of open book] Hennepin County Library Ask Us

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