NEW!!! EBOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE KINDLE!
Books downloaded from the Newton Free Library via OverDrive work on a variety of platforms.
The links below explain how to access a book on a variety of devices.
Please note: Some of the instructions listed below were composed prior to the change-over to Overdrive's new User Interface in March 2013. However, as general guides, they are accurate enough to be useful to new eReader users. "New" instructions are marked as such.
- How to Load eBooks to Your Kindle *NEW*
- Downloading to a Nook
- PDF: Downloading Library eBooks to your iPad (Revised)
- How To Use OverDrive
- OverDrive App for the Nook
- Overdrive with Nook
- PDF: Enjoy eBooks & audiobooks on your mobile device
- PDF: Library Compatible eBook Devices
- PDF: Nook
- Getting Started with Kindle (not Kindle Fire)
- PDF: Getting Started with Kindle Fire Devices
- PDF: Finding Foreign Language Audiobooks in the Overdrive Catalog *NEW*
- Syncing eBooks & audiobooks with Overdrive One (pdf)
Access to electronic content (for which the State, the Minuteman Library Network or the individual library pays a subscription fee) from outside of a library often requires authentication to determine that the user is eligible for access. The user is asked to enter the library card number. The Minuteman Library Network only provides the outside database provider with an indication of whether or not the user is eligible for access to this database.
Need More Help?
- Schedule a 15 minute appointment
- Librarian e-Book Specialist, one-on-one
- Bring your eReader, tablet, or device
- Please request a 15 min. session by email (only): email@example.com
- Preregistration Required. No Walk-in Appointments will be accepted.
- Appointments as available on a first-served basis
Do you have a question not covered in the help, tutorials, or instructions?
Syncing eBooks & Audiobooks with Overdrive One
Syncing eBooks & audiobooks with Overdrive One
Version 3 of the Overdrive Media Console (OMC) app allows you to sync different devices under one account, allowing you to read an ebook or listen to an audiobook on one device and pick up where you left off on another.
It is important to note that only devices capable of running version 3 of the Overdrive Media console app can use this feature. Here are the requirements, as listed from the Overdrive One website:
Will my device support synching?
If you have OMC 3 on your device, then you should be able to sync. To use OMC 3, the device must have...
- iOS v6.0 (or newer). This is the operating system on newer Apple iPhones and iPads.
- Android v4.0 (or newer). This is the operating system on:
- Newer Android phones and tablets
- NOOK HD and NOOK HD+
- Kindle Fire HD
Devices not supported include:
- Desktop/laptop computers
- Older NOOKs (NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color)
- Sony Readers
- Older Kindles (including Kindle Fire 1st generation)
- Windows devices
- Blackberry devices
If your device matches the requirements listed above, follow the steps below. If your device does not match the requirements, you cannot use Overdrive One.
How do you find what iOS/Android version is on your device?
- iOS (iPhoneOS) - On your iPhone touch Settings -> General -> About. Look under Version.
- Go to the Home Screen (push the home button). Then push the menu button (looks like little squares). Touch Settings. Scroll to the bottom of the list. Then touch About Phone. Look for lines that say Firmware version or Android version.
- For more information, visit WhatsMyOS.com
Overdrive One is currently in “Beta.” Functionality may change at a moment’s notice
Creating an Overdrive One Account
Before you can use Overdrive One, you’ll need to create an account. This is different from your account information on the Overdrive website and your Adobe ID (if reading ebooks).
From your device, open the Overdrive app and bring up the menu.
You’ll see Overdrive One listed under Bookshelf. If you do not see it, you may need to update the app. If you’ve updated and still do not see the option for Overdrive One, your device may be incompatible.
Tap Overdrive One and tap the button that reads Get an Overdrive One Account.
You’ll be taken to an account sign in screen. You can sign in using your Facebook login if desired. Otherwise, fill out the form using a valid email address and set a password. Once that is done, you’re ready for the fun part.
How to Sync Devices
Syncing devices with Overdrive One is actually pretty easy. For this instruction, we’re going to use two devices, A and B, in the following example.
- On Device A, open the Overdrive Media Console app and sign into to Overdrive One.
- Visit the Overdrive website via the Overdrive App and check out a book. Download it to Device A.
- Open the book and start reading. Stop on any page and set a bookmark (bookmarks are not necessary for audiobooks).
- Go to Device B. Download and install the Overdrive Media Console app and sign into Overdrive One.
- Visit the Overdrive site from the app, log into your account and download the book you were reading on Device A a second time.
- When you open the book on Device B, a prompt will ask if you want to resume from your previous place in the book. Tap Yes and you’re ready to continue reading.
You can sync as many devices as you want with Overdrive One,
but you can only download an ebook THREE times from Overdrive.
Following the steps listed above, you will have already checked out the same ebook TWO times.