Staying in because of weather or just haven’t made time to go to the library or bookstore lately? Jump online to the local Lakeland Library Cooperative and download an eBook. Here’s how:
First, you might want this (Free Kindle Application for Windows PC) or this (Kindle Reading device, the real deal) or maybe this (the NOOK Ultimate Reading Experience) which also has a free App to download for a PC here. And here is the library’s page of helpful tips and links for buying an eReader.
Second, a current library account is necessary in order to process the download.
Third, start at the library’s main page. For Hollanders that is www.herrickdl.org, next place your mouse on the Resources Tab on the top banner of the site then click on the E-Media (Downloadables)*
*On this page you see three options of downloadables from the library. Freegal (downloadable music), Overdrive (eAudiobooks, eBooks, and eBooks for smart devices), and Netlibrary (Free registration required, and only online reading available; digital rights must be acquired before transferring to an eReader.)
Fourth, Click on the Overdrive Digital Catalog and it will bring up Midwest Collaborative for Library Resources in a new window.
Fifth, in the new window on the right hand side is a link box titled Getting Started. Click on the Quick Start Guide.**
**The Quick Start Guide details three simple steps:
- Step one: Download and install free software***
- Step two: Activate the software
- Step three: Check out, download, and enjoy
***The software requirements:
To download Adobe eBooks on your computer, you need Adobe® Digital Editions.
To download and install Adobe Digital Editions, click here.
To download Adobe EPUB eBooks on your Android or iPhone device, you need OverDrive Media Console v2 (or newer).
To download and install OverDrive Media Console, click here.
To download Mobipocket eBooks, you need Mobipocket Reader.
To download and install Mobipocket Reader, click here.
To download OverDrive titles, you need OverDrive Media Console™. OverDrive Media Console is available for…
- Android v1.5 (or newer)
- BlackBerry v4.5 (or newer)
- iPhone® OS v4.0 (or newer)
- Mac OS® v10.4.9 (or newer)
- Windows® 98 SE (or newer)
- Windows Mobile® 5 and 6
Finally, go back to Home on the Midwest site and browse for the book of your choice. Just click “add to bookbag” or “place a hold” if it isn’t available immediately.