E-readers/E-books



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Login to Minuteman's Overdrive catalog:   http://digital.minlib.net



Overdrive Ebooks and audiobooks can be downloaded to a variety of devices.   Detailed instructions can be found below:

Help from OverDrive

Help from OverDrive: Try the Search Help box to find an answer to a specific question!

OverDrive Help Videos: Video tutorials that show you how to borrow e-books and e-audiobooks on a variety of devices.

Get Help with the OverDrive App, for Adobe Digital Editions, Android, Blackberry, iOS, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader WiFi, Windows Phone

Streaming Video

Getting started with streaming video from your library

OverDrive Account

OverDrive.com and your OverDrive account - By signing up for a free OverDrive account, you can take advantage of some special features, including syncing your progress and bookmarks over multiple devices.

Renewals 

How to renew a digital loan in the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog 

Overdrive Read (read through a web browser)

How to use OverDrive Read, OverDrive's new browser-based ebook reader

Android Devices

How to install OverDrive's mobile app on an Android device

How to return a downloaded title using OverDrive's mobile app for Android

Apple Devices

How to install OverDrive's mobile app on an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) 

How to return a downloaded title using OverDrive's mobile app for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)

Kindle Books (via Amazon Website)

For the Kindle Fire scroll down to next the next section.

Getting started with Amazon® Kindle

Please note: Kindle library books require an account with Amazon.com as well as a Minuteman account. Fulfillment is accomplished at the Amazon website, and users are subject to Amazon's Terms of Use and Privacy policies.

Returning a Kindle Book Early

You can return a Kindle book early through your Amazon account:

  1. From an Internet browser go to Amazon.com and sign-in
  2. Click on "Manage Your Content and Devices" (under "Your Account")
  3. Select the box with the three dots to the left of the title
  4. Select "Return the Book"

Kindle Fire (for ePub and MP3 audiobooks via the Overdrive App )

OverDrive Media Console for Android is available to Kindle Fire users in the Amazon App Store for Android. This is the recommended method, as you will have access to more ebook titles as well as MP3 audiobooks.

Getting Started with Kindle Fire

Amazon Kindle FreeTime is a free feature available on Kindle Fire tablets that enables parents to limit their child’s screen time or restrict certain categories in a personalized, kid-friendly environment. eBooks borrowed in the Kindle format may be added to FreeTime profiles by following these instructions.

Adobe Digital Editions (for PC or Nook Classic)

How to return titles using Adobe Digital Editions

How to authorize a supported ebook reader with an Adobe ID

Nook Classic and Simple Touch

Getting started with a NOOK  

Nook Color and Tablets

How to install Overdrive Media Console on Your Nook

Windows 8, 8.1 and RT

How to install Overdrive Media Console on Windows 8 machine

E-Audiobooks

Using the OverDrive Media Console software on your computer/laptop, and using the OverDrive Media Console App on your mobile device to listen to e-audiobooks (PDF)





 
 


One-on-One Assistance

Stuck on something in downloading e-books to your device or computer?

One-on-one training with a reference librarian is available Tuesday nights, Wednesday afternoons, or Friday mornings.

Please call the Reference Desk at 978-897-1010 x103 or e-mail mayill@minlib.net to set up an appointment.


Other Sources of Free Books
 
Project Gutenberg has 38,000 ebooks in Kindle and epub formats.  These books are free to download in the U.S. because their copyright has expired.  Search the Gutenberg catalog.
 
Open Library has over 1,000,000 free digital books in various formats. Use the "Show only ebooks" checkbooks when searching. Search the Open Books catalog.

LibriVox has an audiobook collection of more than 4,000 unabridged classics in the public domain. Read by volunteers (you can be one, too), they can be played on your computer, MP3 player, cellphone, or burned to a CD. Search the LibriVox catalog.