14 March 2013
Published in Using the Library

Visit OverDrive, where Royal Oak cardholders will find not only eBooks, but audiobooks for your tablet, smartphone and eReader. Audio book and eBook publishers include BBC Audiobooks America, Blackstone Audio, Books on Tape, Brilliance Audio, HarperCollins, Listening Library and McGraw-Hill.

What You Need

  1. A Royal Oak Public Library card beginning with 29065.
  2. A computer with Internet access. A computer is not necessary if you are using an Android or Apple tablet or smartphone.
  3. Free software available on the OverDrive website. No extra software needed if you are using a Kindle eReader.
  4. Visit OverDrive at ebooks.mcls.org to begin borrowing.

Get started with OverDrive with the following guides:

  • OverDrive Getting Started Guide (pdf)
  • Tablets
  • eReaders
    • Amazon Kindle eReaders
      • You can download eBooks directly to your Kindle Fire tablet using the browser on the device. If you have a Kindle eReader, you will need to use a computer to browse and checkout titles. Upon checkout on OverDrive, you will be redirected to Amazon.com and prompted to sign-in with your Amazon account. Make sure you sign in with the same account you used when setting up your Amazon Kindle.
      • No extra software is needed on your computer to transfer eBooks to your Kindle eReader.
    • Barnes & Noble Nook eReaders
      • You can transfer eBooks to your Barnes & Noble Nook using a computer to browse and checkout titles. Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer is needed to transfer titles to your Nook. Upon opening the Adobe Digital Editions software the first time, you will be prompted to create an Adobe ID. After you create your Adobe ID, open the Adobe Digital Editions software again and sign-in with the Adobe ID you just created. Your Nook must be activated using the same Adobe ID you use when you configure Adobe Digital Editions.
      • Download Adobe Digital Editions: www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html

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