E-Readers at the Palisades Free Library: Getting Started with Android Tablets and Smartphones
Getting Started with Android Tablets and Smartphones
You can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from the library on your Android device. Learn how to get started, search for a title, borrow & download, and place a hold by clicking on the tabs below.
Android Tablets and Smartphones
Step 1: Download the free OverDrive app from the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in. If you’re under 13, tap “Continue” under “Under 13 years old or using Overdrive through your school?” instead.
* Limitations of using the under-13 option:
· If you download an eBook, you won't be able to download it on other devices.
· If you need to reinstall the app, you'll get a new under-13 authorization, which means you won't be able to download any borrowed eBooks that you previously downloaded (unless you check them out again).
Step 3: In the OverDrive app, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu. Then tap and search for the Palisades Free Library. You can search by name, town, or ZIP code.
· Tap on Ramapo Catskill Library System to save it to your library list.
Step 1: Open the OverDrive app and tap
to open the Home menu. Then tap Ramapo Catskill Library System.
Step 2: Tap on at the top of the screen to log in with your library barcode and PIN number. By default, your PIN number is the last four digits of the phone number associated with your library record.
*Signing in allows you to view and access additional Advantage titles available only to Palisades Free Library patrons. If you do not want to type in your library barcode every time you sign in, make sure the box next to “Remember my card on this device” is checked.
Step 3: Tap to start browsing. You can browse by collection, format, or subject. You can also search for a specific title or author by using the search box:
*You can filter your search by format, subject, publisher, device, etc. To limit results to only titles you can check out now, tap AVAILABLE NOW.
*The icons on the top of the book cover indicate if a title is available:
Step 1: To borrow a title on your Android device, tap on the book cover of the eBook or audiobook you want to check out (or tap on )
*If you did not previously sign in, the app will prompt you to sign in with your library barcode and PIN number.
Step 2: Tap
Step 3: Tap to go to your Loans.
Step 4: Tap Choose a Format and select EPUB eBook:
*To download an audiobook to your Android device, tap ADD TO APP (MP3 audiobook).
Step 5: To begin reading your eBook, access the Home Menu by swiping left to right or tapping on in the upper left corner.
Tap the cover of the eBook or audiobook to begin enjoying!
Titles that are currently unavailable can be placed on hold.
Step 1: Tap
If you would like automatic checkouts tap , then My Account, then Settings and check the circle that says “Have your holds automatically borrowed for you as they become available”:
If you do not choose automatic checkout, you will have 3 days from the time you receive the email to borrow the title or it will go to the next person on the Holds list.