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

OverDrive eBooks

OverDrive eBook Collection

OverDrive eBook Collection

OverDrive

OverDrive 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 and eAudiobooks for reading on a variety of devices.

 

The Basler Library has a new collection available on OverDrive for students, faculty and staff.  It is small to start, with plans for growth over the coming semesters.  In this collection, you will find mainly fiction, but also some popular nonfiction.

 

Choose a tab based on what you plan to use for reading your books 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!

Read books on phones and tablets!

OverDrive App

The App

To get started, visit your App store (GooglePlay, Apple App Store, etc.) to find and download the OverDrive App. 

 

The first time you open your app, you will be prompted to Sign Up or Sign In.  Choose Sign Up.

  1. Enter your details (name, email, and password) below the Facebook Option.  Do not choose to Sign up using library card.
  2. This creates your OverDrive account.  You will only use this login information for the App, not for borrowing books.  Keep a record of your information in case you want to use the app on a different device, or if you need to reinstall it on your current device.

 

Accessing the Collection

  1. Click on the Add a library box in the app.  If it is not on the main page of the app, you can access it through the menu icon in the upper left of the app.
  2. Search by name (Northeast State Community College), zip code (37617) or city (Blountville, TN).  You will end up selecting Northeast State twice.
  3. You should now be on the homepage for our collection.

 

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 a page about the book by clicking on more.
  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 five 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, and it will automatically check out to you when it is.

 

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 EPUB book.
  3. Click on Confirm & add to app.
  4. A box will pop up saying Adding to App while to book downloads.

 

Reading Books

  1. Once you have finished downloading everything you want, click on the menu icon in the upper left of the app, and choose Bookshelf.
  2. Click on the cover of the book you would like to read, and enjoy!
  3. You can also use the Add a Title box to find more books in the collection.
  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.

 

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 bookshelf and tap on Edit in the upper right corner.  You will then be given a return button below your titles if the option is available.
  3. If you have not downloaded a book yet, you will also have the option to return it instead of downloading.
  4. 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 Kindle or Kindle app!

Kindle

 

Accessing the Collection

Visit the library's OverDrive page at http://northeaststate.lib.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 a page about the book by clicking on more.
  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 five 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, and it will automatically check out to you when it is.

 

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. If you have not downloaded a book yet, you will also have the option to return it instead of downloading.
  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.

Read books on your computer and eBook readers

Adobe Digital Editions

Accessing the Collection

Visit the library's OverDrive page at http://northeaststate.lib.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 a page about the book by clicking on more.
  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 five 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, and it will automatically check out to you when it is.

 

Adobe Digital Editions and the Adobe ID

  1. In order to read books on your computer, or to transfer them to eBook readers (other than Kindle or tablets using apps), you will need to use a program called Adobe Digital Editions.  You can download it here.
  2. When you run the program, you will be asked to authorize your computer.  If you already have an Adobe ID, you can enter the information here.  Otherwise, you can click on the link to Create an Adobe ID, and then enter the information after creating it.

 

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 Epub Book.
  3. Click on Confirm Download.
  4. When prompted, choose to open with Adobe Digital Editions.

 

Reading Books

You can read books directly form your checkout page in Overdrive, or from Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.  Or, you can transfer them to an eBook reader.

  1. To transfer, you will need to connect the reader to your computer and wait for it to be recognized by Adobe Digital Editions. 
  2. Once your eBook reader shows up in the menu on the left, you can transfer books by right clicking on the picture of the book and selecting to transfer it to a device.  Choose the device, adn it will then put a copy of the book on your 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. If you have not downloaded a book yet, you will also have the option to return it instead of downloading.
  3. You can return books early from Adobe Digital Editions by right clicking on the picture of the book and selecting Return.
  4. 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 OverDrive App for R.E.A.D.S.?

You can add Northeast State to your existing app and account.  Just open the menu in the upper left corner, and select Add a Library.

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