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OverDrive/Libby eBook and eAudioBook Collection: Home

Learn how to access and use the library's eBook collection on OverDrive.

OverDrive eBooks

OverDrive eBook Collection

OverDrive/Libby eBook, eAudioBook, and eMagazine Collections

OverDrive

OverDrive/Libby is a popular eBook service used by libraries across the U.S. and around the world.  Through it, you can access library collections to borrow and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for reading on a variety of devices.

 

The Basler Library has a growing collection available on OverDrive for students, faculty and staff.  In this collection, you will find mainly fiction, but also some popular nonfiction, along with an astounding number of eMagazine titles on just about any topic you can think of.

 

Choose a tab based on what you plan to use for reading your books or magazines to get started today!  You can also find information about the public library collection available to all public library card holders in Tennessee - R.E.A.D.S.

 

If you have any questions or need any assistance, don't hesitate to contact your friendly librarians!

Libby Logo

 

Download the Libby app from the links below! 

    

For help with OverDrive Apps, visit the OverDrive help page.

 

The first time you open your app:

When you download and open the Libby app…

  1. First Question: Do you have a library card? Answer Yes.
  2. Next, choose I'll Search for a Library.
  3. Type in Northeast State Community College and click on it.
  4. Click on Enter Library Account Details.
  5. Enter your username.  Use your MyNortheast username.
  6. Enter your password. Use your MyNortheast password.
  7. Click on Sign In.
  8. Once a picture of a card with your username on it pops up, click on next.
  9. You can now search for items to check out and borrow!

If you have questions, please feel free to come by the Basler Library or email libmail@northeaststate.edu for assistance!

Setting up Notifications

  1. Click on  at the bottom of the app.  
  2. Click on "Manage Notifications."
  3. Adjust whatever settings to suit your personal preferences.
  4. You can change your selections at any time by refollowing the steps above.

Settings Preferences

  1. Click on  at the bottom of the app.
  2. Under "Help & Support" choose "Settings". 
  3. Adjust options to suit your personal preferences.
  4. When you are done, click on "BACK" to change other options or "HIDE" to go back to your loan shelf (the home page). 

Shelf Icon

Your "Shelf" is the first page that opens in the app after setting up your account. To get back to this page, click on  at the bottom of the screen. This pages contains information about your current loans and item holds. 

Library Icon

Click on  to browse and search the Northeast State Library's eBook and eAudiobook collection. 

Libby Icon

The  at the bottom middle is where most of the settings are located. You can also click here to "add a library" if you have more than one library account or card (such as if you're using both Northeast State and a local public library together). 

Timeline Icon

 shows the history of your loans on this app. You can clear click on "ACTIONS" to sync your history with other devices, export your history, turn off recording your history, and delete your loan history. 

 

Searching the Collection

  1. You can search through the collections by clicking on the magnifying glass icon on the bottom left. 
  2. There is also a search button at the top you can use.  The More Options button allows you to filter your search by a variety of criteria, including subjects.

 

Borrowing Books

  1. Once you have found a book you would like to read or learn more about, click on the picture of the cover.  You will be given the option to borrow, sample, and tag the title.  You can access more information about the book by scrolling down.
  2. Clicking on Borrow will tell you how many copies are owned and if it is available, as well as give you the option to check it out.
  3. You can have up to ten books checked out at any time.
  4. If a book you want is already loaned, you are given the option to Place a Hold instead of Borrow.  When the book is available, you will be given two days to check it out, or the hold will be passed on to the next person in line and you will be placed back in line for the next available copy.

 

Downloading Books

  1. When you borrow a book, it is automatically downloaded for you when you are connected to Wi-Fi.  
  2. You can delete a book from your device to save room by clicking on the checkmark icon on the loan on your Shelf.  If you do this, you will only be able to read the book while you are online.
  3. You can change your download rules by clicking on the checkmark icon of a downloaded book.

 

Reading eBooks

  1. Once you have checked out a book, click on Shelf at the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click on Open Book next to the book you would like to read.
  3. Enjoy your book!
  4. Swipe or press on the edge of the screen to turn pages.
  5. Tapping in the center area of the screen will bring up options at the bottom for font, layout, brightness, color scheme, and a link to the table of contents and bookmarks in the upper right corner.  Clicking again in the middle of the screen will close these options.  Clicking on back will take you back to your Shelf.

 

Listening to eAudioBooks

  1. Once you have checked out a book, click on Shelf icon at the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click on Open Audiobook next to the book you would like to listen to.
  3. Enjoy your book!
  4. Use Play/Pause and the Forward and Back buttons to control the audio player.
  5. Tools, such as a sleep timer and bookmarks, are available at the top, and the Back button will take you back to your Shelf.

 

Returning and Renewing Books

  1. Books will automatically return themselves when the loan period expires, so you never have to worry about late fees. 
  2. You can also return books early.  To do so, go to your Shelf.  Find the book you would like to return and click on Manage Loan.  Choose Return Early, then verify by clicking on Return.
  3. If you have not finished a book, you have the option to renew it from Manage Loan in your Shelf during the last three days of the loan.  If no one has a hold on the title, it will be automatically checked out to you again.  If there are holds, you can place a hold on it instead.

 

Reading Magazines

  1. From the library home page in Libby, select eMagazines to get a listing of all that we have.  Or, search for a specific title or topic.
  2. Choose the issue you would like to read, and click on the library card icon to the right.  Then choose Borrow, twice.
  3. To read the magazine, choose Open Magazine.  This will start a download of the item.  If you want to strem the magazine, click on Configure Libby in the note under the download timer, and select Titles Under 20 MB.  Be aware that this will use cellular data if you are not connected to a wireless network.
  4. Once your magazine opens, you can scroll through the pages by swiping left and right. 
  5. To get a closer look at a page, click the page in a circle icon at the bottom of the page.  Click done on the magnified page to go back to a full-page view to turn pages, or use the pointing hand icons on the left to turn pages in the magnified view.
  6. To exit a magazine, tap on the page, and click on Back at the top left when it pops up.  You can then use the buttons at the bottom of the page to continue navigating through the app.

 

Returning Magazines

  1. Tap on a page in the magazine view.
  2. Tap on the image of the magazine in a circle in the area the pops up from the bottom.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Return Loan to Library.

*Please note that the design, layout, and functions of the Libby app are subject to change. If you're confused at any point, feel free to reach out to one of our librarians. 

Read books on your Kindle or Kindle app!

Kindle

 

Accessing the Collection

Visit the library's OverDrive page at https://northeaststate.overdrive.com/

 

Your Account

  1. The first time you use the collection, click on the person icon to access your account.
  2. Sign in using the same credentials you use to log in to computers on campus.
  3. Click on Setting on the right side.
  4. The default lending period is 21 days.  You can select 7, 14, or 21 days, based on your own preference.  By doing this first the first time you use it, you will get your books for the length of time you want.  It will stay at what you select unless you change it again in your settings.
  5. Click on the Northeast State icon in the top left corner when you have completed customizing your settings.

 

Searching the Collection

  1. You can browse through the collections in the bar at the top, as well as in the groups pictured on the page.
  2. There is also a search bar at the top you can use.
  3. The Advanced Search option allows you to filter your search by a variety of criteria, including subjects.

 

Borrowing Books

  1. Once you have found a book you would like to read or learn more about, click on the picture of the cover.  You will be given the option to borrow, sample, and bookmark (save) the title.  You can access more information about the book by scrolling down.
  2. Clicking on Borrow will automatically check the book out to you if you are logged in.  If you are not logged in, you will be prompted for your credentials.
  3. You can have up to ten books checked out at any time.
  4. If a book you want is already loaned, you are given the option to Place a Hold instead of Borrow.  You will be prompted to sign in if you aren't, and for an email address that will be used to notify you when the book is available.  When the book is available, you will be given two days to check it out, or the hold will be passed on to the next person in line and you will be placed back in line for the next available copy.

 

Downloading Books

  1. When you borrow a book, you will be prompted to go to the Checkouts page.  You can either go now, or decline and continue browsing.  If you continue browsing, you can access your Checkouts page by clicking on your Account icon.
  2. Click on the Download button, and choose Kindle Book.
  3. Click on Confirm & get Kindle Book.
  4. You will be redirected to Amazon.  If you are logged in to Amazon, you will be given the option to choose which device to send the book to.  Otherwise, you will need to log in first, and then send the book to your device.

 

 

Returning and Renewing Books

  1. Books will automatically return themselves when the loan period expires, so you never have to worry about late fees. 
  2. You can also return books early.  To do so, you will open your account in OverDrive and view your loans.  There is an option below each checked out item to return,
  3. If you have not finished a book, you have the option to renew it from your OverDrive account page during the last three days of the loan.  If no one has a hold on the title, it will be automatically checked out to you again.  If there are holds, you can place a hold on it instead.

Read books on your computer and eBook readers

 

Accessing the Collection

Visit the library's OverDrive page at https://northeaststate.overdrive.com/

 

Your Account

  1. The first time you use the collection, click on the person icon to access your account.
  2. Sign in using the same credentials you use to log in to computers on campus.
  3. Click on Setting on the right side.
  4. The default lending period is 21 days.  You can select 7, 14, or 21 days, based on your own preference.  By doing this first the first time you use it, you will get your books for the length of time you want.  It will stay at what you select unless you change it again in your settings.
  5. Click on the Northeast State icon in the top left corner when you have completed customizing your settings.

 

Searching the Collection

  1. You can browse through the collections in the bar at the top, as well as in the groups pictured on the page.
  2. There is also a search bar at the top you can use.
  3. The Advanced Search option allows you to filter your search by a variety of criteria, including subjects.

 

Borrowing Books

  1. Once you have found a book you would like to read or learn more about, click on the picture of the cover.  You will be given the option to borrow, sample, and bookmark (save) the title.  You can access more information about the book by scrolling down.
  2. Clicking on Borrow will automatically check the book out to you if you are logged in.  If you are not logged in, you will be prompted for your credentials.
  3. You can have up to ten books checked out at any time.
  4. If a book you want is already loaned, you are given the option to Place a Hold instead of Borrow.  You will be prompted to sign in if you aren't, and for an email address that will be used to notify you when the book is available.  When the book is available, you will be given two days to check it out, or the hold will be passed on to the next person in line and you will be placed back in line for the next available copy.

 

 

Reading Books

You can read books directly from your checkout page in Overdrive. an eBook reader.

 

Returning and Renewing Books

  1. Books will automatically return themselves when the loan period expires, so you never have to worry about late fees. 
  2. You can return items early from your Loans page in OverDrive.
  3. If you have not finished a book, you have the option to renew it from your OverDrive account during the last three days of the loan.  If no one has a hold on the title, it will be automatically checked out to you again.  If there are holds, you can place a hold on it instead.

 

 

R.E.A.D.S. on OverDrive

R.E.A.D.S.

What is R.E.A.D.S.?

R.E.A.D.S. is the Regional eBook and Audiobook Download Service, offered to all public library card holders in the state of Tennessee.  It offers a large and continuously growing collection of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming videos. 

  • If you already have a library card from a public library, you should have an account.  You can access R.E.A.D.S. at https://reads.overdrive.com/.  If your library card number doesn't work, contact the library to get access.
  • If you don't have a public library card yet, visit your local library and get one today!  You can find a list of the local public libraries with addresses and contact information here.

You can add your R.E.A.D.S. account to your OverDrive App by opening the menu in the upper left and selecting Add a Library.

 

Already using the Libby App for R.E.A.D.S.?

You can add Northeast State to your existing app and account.  Just click on the button at the bottom with three lines, and select Add Library.

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