eBooks + eAudios
Accessing books with your library card right from your own home is possible with the Overdrive and Hoopla eBook and eAudio platforms. Check out the information below to assist you with setting up Overdrive and Hoopla on your device today. For further assistance call the library at 662-329-5300.
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OverDrive
eBook + eAudio platform
Listed below are several methods for setting up OverDrive with various devices, including a setting up Overdrive on a NOOK and Apple iOs devices. Hoopla Set Up is also available.
 
Getting Started with OverDrive on Amazon® Kindle
Using Kindle to read books from your local library is easy. All you have to do is check out an eBook and deliver it to the Kindle device or Kindle reading app of your choice.
What you need
How it Works
  • Install the Overdrive app.
  • Most library eBooks can be read on Kindle and Kindle reading apps. Kindles with a Wi-Fi internet connection can download most books directly from Amazon.
  • Browse, check out, download.
  • You can use a computer, or you can download titles directly with devices such as a Kindle Fire or other tablets.
  • To get started, browse to an OverDrive-powered website.
  • To find your library, enter Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
  • Once you're there, find a book you want to check out.
  • You can select any title that displays the 'Kindle Book' icon.
  • When you see the 'Get for Kindle button,' click it to go to Amazon's website, which allows you to send the book to a Kindle device.
  • Kindle Books checked out from your library are saved to your Kindle account so that you can download them again whenever you need to during the lending period.
  • Enjoy!

Once you deliver a library book to your Kindle or Kindle reading app, it reads just like any other Kindle Book. Any notes you take, or bookmarks you make will be saved. If you ever check out the same title again, or buy it from the Kindle store, you'll find your notes safe and sound right where you left them.

Another option is to read eBooks borrowed from your library on Kindle Cloud Reader. All you need is a compatible browser and an Internet connection. As long as you're online, you can read Kindle Books right from your web browser.

When you read Kindle Books from your library, your bookmarks, notes, and reading progress are all synced with your Kindle account. That means, if you make a note in a book you're reading on the Kindle Cloud Reader, you can look at it later on your Kindle or Kindle Reading App as long as you have Internet access.
Getting Started with OverDrive on a NOOK
Using a NOOK to read books from your local library is easy. All you have to do is check out and download an eBook, and then transfer it to your NOOK using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).
What you need
How it works

Once you have transferred a library eBook, you can read it just like you would any other eBook on your NOOK.
Getting Started with OverDrive an Apple iOS device
Using Apple iOS devices to enjoy titles from your local library is easy. With OverDrive's mobile app for iOS, all you have to do is browse for a title you want, check it out, download, and enjoy.
What you need

How it works
  • Install the Overdrive or Libby apps.
  • You can use your iOS device to download titles from your library. You'll need OverDrive's mobile app for iOS to enjoy eBooks and audio books on your device.
  • Browse, check out, download
  • You can browse your library's website either with your computer or your iOS device. To find your library on your computer, try using search.overdrive.com.
  • If you'd like to use your iOS device to browse, open the OverDrive Mobile app. Use Get Books to find your library and a title you want and check out. When you see the Download button, tap it to open the title on your device.
  • Enjoy!

When you download an eBook, your selection will open automatically in OverDrive's mobile app, letting you read right away.
 
 
Hoopla
eBook + eAudio platform
Listed below are several methods for setting up Hoopla with various devices, including a setting up Overdrive on a NOOK and Apple iOs devices.
 
Getting Started with Hoopla on a Computer
Using Hoopla to read books from your local library is easy. All you have to do is register with Hoopla with your library card number, email, and a password you provide.
What you need
 

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Phone: 662-329-5300

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