Overdrive

Get access to eBooks and Audiobooks anytime with HCPL and Overdrive. There are no late fees and titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more.

All you need is your library card and an internet connected computer.  Many titles can be read right in the browser but you can also download your mobile device or tablet.  Most devices will require use of your personal computer while others will allow you to check out materials right on the device.

For more in depth help try some of these guides:

Overdrive Help

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eBook Formats

Audiobook Formats

Overdrive Media Console (Audiobooks on your computer)

Help for Media Console

Adobe Digital Editions (ePub and PDF on your computer)

Help for Digital Editions

Finding Materials

eBooks from Other Companines

Request a Title on Overdrive

 

Guides are a work in progress! Please comment below or message Autumn with any question, comments, or suggestions.

 

Comment by Autumn on February 17, 2012 at 3:03pm

I would be happy to know which way you prefer to have your guides presented.  Do you like the slide show?  Or would you rather scroll down the page?  Please comment here, on my page, or send me a direct message.  Remember you will need to sign up for the blog to do that.  Or you can use the Ask a Librarian feature on our catalog

Comment by Autumn on February 22, 2012 at 11:08am

Today I ran into a .acsm file.  This file is what is downloaded when you choose an ePub book.  It is not the book; it is in fact an down-loader for the book itself.  Generally Adobe Digital Editions recognizes and downloads the file automatically.  However if it does not you will need to locate the .acsm (the file name should be the book you have downloaded and some numbers).  The file may be in My Documents, My Digital Editions, or My Downloads.  Once you find the file click on it with the right mouse button then choose open with (clicking with the left, the side you would normally click with)  From there choose Adobe Digital Editions.  If it is not given immediately as a choice, click browse and in the folder marked Adobe you should find Adobe Digital Editions.  After that the file should open in Adobe Digital Editions and begin downloading.  If you recieve an error message you may need to download the file again from Overdrive (my account and then my items out).  If that does not work uninstall Adobe Digital Editions and then install it again.

If you have any questions feel free to post them here, give us a call, or stop at the desk during your next visit.

Comment by Autumn on July 10, 2012 at 5:52pm

If you are having difficulty downloading books onto your Kindle and have tried all other options, check your date and time on your device.  If your Kindle has had no power for a while it can revert back to a previous date and your book will not download. Go to settings and click on date and time and change to the current date and time.  Then go to your Amazon account and click on "Manage My Kindle".  Then try to download the book again.--Tammy

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