eBook How To

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Audiobooks and eBooks

overdrivelongGet free audiobooks and eBooks through the library!  Get titles from anywhere you have an internet connection.  Because the Linwood Public Library has wifi available you can easily search for and download titles directly to your device here at the library.  You can also use our computers to check audiobooks and eBooks out on Overdrive and transfer them to your device.

If you have trouble checking out an audiobook or eBook for your device please give us a call and we will do our best to help you troubleshoot.  As we have an opportunity to play with the various devices we will try to pass along simple guides to assist you through the process.


Step by Step how to Download Library Books to your Kindle:

  1. On any computer (or Kindle Fire) open Internet (Firefox or Internet Explorer)
  2. Go to www.linwoodlibrary.com
  3. At top right menu under catalog click on audio & ebooks
  4. You are now on Overdrive for South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative
    1. To Browse: In left menu click on Kindle image to browse titles
    2. To Search: In the left menu click on Advanced Search
      1. i.      Under format choose “Kindle”
      2. ii.      Choose other criteria (in subject area, you can limit this to fiction,  nonfiction, mystery, historical fiction etc.)
      3. iii.      To find a book to read immediately check the box that says “only show available titles”
      4. iv.      Click search
      5. When you find the book you want click “Add to Cart” at the far right parallel to the Kindle image
      6. Click “Proceed to Checkout” (or continue browsing to add up to 8 books)
      7. Choose Linwood Library
      8. Enter your library card number (P####) make sure to include the P and if your card number is less than four digits add a 0 to the beginning of it.  For example if you are number 23 you would enter p0023.
      9. Choose 7 day or 14 day loan and Click “Confirm Checkout”
      10. Click “Confirm Checkout”
      11. Click on “Get for Kindle”  (this will open a second window and you are now at Amazon)
      12. Click “Get Library Book” on the right of the page
        1. If you have wifi or were using your Kindle Fire to check out books, the title will automatically appear in your Kindle.  STOP HERE.
        2. If you are on a computer & don’t have wifi in your home connect the Kindle & computer at this point and click on “Download now”

Step by Step for Getting Library books onto your Nook:

The Adobe Part: (only need to set up first time)

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions on your computer: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
  2. Create an Adobe Digital Editions account (Upper left of Adobe on “Sign In” to be given an option to create an account)
  3. Open Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.  Under library choose “Authorize Computer” enter Abdobe account information (what you created in step 2)

Overdrive Part:

  • On your authorized computer
  • Go to www.linwoodlibrary.com
  • At top right menu under catalog click on audio & ebooks
  • You are now on Overdrive for South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative
  1. Browse for an “Adobe EPUB” or “Adobe PDF” book  OR
  2. To Search: In the left menu click on Advanced Search
    1. i.      Under format choose “Adobe EPUB” or “Adobe PDF”
    2. ii.      Choose other criteria (in subject area, you can limit this to fiction,  nonfiction, mystery, historical fiction etc.)
    3. iii.      To find a book to read immediately check the box that says “only show available titles”
    4. iv.      Click search
  3. When you find the book you want click “Add to Cart” at the far right parallel to the Adobe image
    1. Click “Proceed to Checkout” (or continue browsing to add up to 8 books)
    2. Choose Linwood Library
    3. Enter your library card number (P####) make sure to include the P and if your card number is less than four digits add a 0 to the beginning of it.  For example if you are number 23 you would enter p0023.
    4. Choose 7 day or 14 day loan and Click “Confirm Checkout”
    5. Click  “download book”
    6. Open in Adobe Digital Editions

With your Nook:

  1. Connect Nook to computer
  2. Your nook will appear in the left column of Adobe Digital Editions
  3. In Adobe Digital Editions drag the book from the right to the Nook in the left column
  4. Now the book is on your Nook and you can choose to ‘safely remove hardware’ and disconnect your Nook
  5. To read the book On your Nook