Instructions for Overdrive App:
Search for the free Overdrive Media Console app in the Kindle app store. Click on the FREE button, then Get App the app should begin to download and install. The app’s icon should look like this:Open the app and click on the menu image and then click on to get books.
Click on Add your Library and search for the zipcode 08094. Click on the link to the Free Public Library of Monroe Township. Click on the star next to South Jersey Regional Library to Bookmark us.Click on the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative link and Sign in. The initial set up is complete!
Searching for eBooks in Overdrive
Click on the search icon (the magnifying glass). Do a simple search or click Advanced Search to do a more complex search. Click show only titles with copies available if you wish to only see the items available for check out today.
When the item is an eBook it will have a in the top right corner of the title. When the item is an audiobook it will have a in the top right corner of the title. When you find a book you would like to check out click on the title and then click on Borrow button. (When the title is gray like this that means there is a wait list and you will need to Place a Hold. You will need to click on the title and then click the Place a Hold button. Enter your email and you will be placed on a waiting list. The website will email you when the item is available. You will then have 48 hours to log on and check the item out.) Check a book out by tapping the title image and scrolling to click on the Borrow button.
After clicking Borrow you will be brought back to your Bookshelf. You can click the blue Download button next to the item. Use the drop down menu to check the box next to Kindle Book. Click Confirm & Download. (This will take you to the Amazon.com page and prompt you to log in.)
Click Get Library Book (on the right side of the screen).
Sometimes you may need to “sync” your device or turn it off and on if the item does not appear right away. Once the item is downloaded tap the book’s cover to begin reading.
How to return a book early:
n eBook checked out on the Kindle is returned through Amazon. Go to http://www.amazon.com, sign into your account, and from the Your Account menu on the right, select Manage Your Content and Devices.
After you return the book, it will still show in your Kindle Book list. To remove it from the list, select […] again, and select Delete. The item will delete from your device the next time it connects to Wi-Fi.
Questions? We’re always happy to help!