PC/Mac eBook Download Instructions

Enjoy Library eBooks on your PC or Mac

PDF version of PC/Mac eBook Download Instructions

  1. Install Software
    • Adobe Digital Editions
    • Required software for your device (example: Sony Readers require the “Reader Library Software”)
  2. Authorize Software
    • Open Adobe Digital Editions. The “Setup Assistant” dialog box will be displayed
    • Click “Continue” and the “Activation” screen will be displayed
    • Under “Authorize Computer,” enter the email address and password for your Adobe ID
    • If you do not have an Adobe ID, click “get and Adobe ID online” and follow the instructions. Return to the Activation screen, and enter email address and password for your Adobe ID
    • Click “Activate”
    • Click “Finish” to close the “Setup assistant” dialog box
  3. Browse
    • Browse the “New eBooks” collection
    • Browse the “eBook fiction” collection
    • Browse the “eBook non-fiction” collection
  4. Sign in
    • Enter your library card number
  5. Select
    • Select “Adobe EPUB eBook”
    • Add to Bookbag  OR  Place a Hold (you will receive an email when the book is available for you)
  6. Checkout
    • Go to your “Digital Account”
    • Click “Bookbag”
    • Click “Proceed to checkout”
    • Select the lending period you prefer (7, 14 or 21 days)
    • Click “Confirm checkout”
    • Click “Download”
    • When you download your title, Adoble Digital Editions opens automatically
  7. Return and Delete
    Note: You do NOT have to return a book.  When the lending period is over the eBook will automatically be returned.  But for many reasons, you may want to return your eBook before the lending period is over.  To do so, follow these simple steps:
    • In Adobe Digital Editions, a little arrow will be located on the top left corner of the book. When you click it, a dropdown box will appear
    • Select “Return borrowed item” and then “Delete item”

Need additional help? Try “My Help” from the OverDrive website http://mvlc.lib.overdrive.com

YouTube Video Tutorials

To view other video tutorials:

  1. Go to http://www.youtube.com
  2. Enter keywords for your device in the “Search” box: eBooks, and select the video that corresponds to your device (ex.: “eBooks”and “PC”)