Q. I checked out an eBook or eAudiobook in the library catalog. Now what do I do?
If you checked out on the device you will be using to read the eBook/eAudiobook, tap or click “Get eContent” and choose a format. If you’re not sure, pick EPUB or MP3 to use the app or OverDrive READ or OverDrive LISTEN to use your browse. Kindle users should pick the Kindle format. The file downloads. Click OPEN. If you have the OverDrive app installed, the app will open and you will find your title under “checkouts.”
If you don’t already have it, you’ll need to get the OverDrive app. Find instructions for your device on the eMedia page.
If you are checking out on one device and reading on another, or if you checked out and didn’t download right away, open the app and log in. Go to “Checkouts” and tap “add a title.” This takes you to the OverDrive website. Tap the icon that looks like a person to access your account and log in. You will see the titles you have checked out. Tap “add to app.” You can now return to the app and begin reading.
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