Digital Devices: eBooks, eAudiobooks, Magazines, Music, and Videos

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eBooks and eAudiobooks (OverDrive)

NOTE: Renewals in the Digital Library Collection
All titles without holds can be renewed up to 3 days before the expiration date. Titles that do have holds will still offer the renewal option, and it will place the user at the end of the holds lists.

 

Amazon Kindle

Kindle devices 

 

Support for Borrowing eBooks from Overdrive or Amazon Support for Browsing eBooks for Kindle

 

USB Transfer of Titles: Some titles require a USB transfer from a computer to your Kindle.

Video Instructions

  1. After checking out the title, download the file to your computer.
  2. Plug your Kindle into your computer with the USB cord.
  3. On your computer, locate and open the Kindle folder/drive. Typically this is in the My Computer area of a PC or on the desktop for a Mac.
  4. On your computer, open the Kindle drive and then open the Documents folder found inside. (This is where all your Kindle eBooks are stored on your Kindle device).
  5. Next, drag and drop the downloaded book into this Document folder.
  6. Disconnect your Kindle and read.

Overdrive Support for Transferring eBooks or Amazon Support for Transferring eBooks

 

Returning Titles Early: Video Instructions

  1. Log into your Amazon account at: Amazon
  2. In the sign in menu, select Manage Content and Devices.
  3. Click the actions button next to the title you want to return.
  4. Select the return option.
  5. On your Kindle you can delete the title.
    1. Note: Deleting a title off your Kindle does not return the eBook.

Amazon Support for Borrowing Library Books

 

Kindle Fire
 

Installing the Overdrive App: Video Instructions

  1. Download the app from the App Store.
  2. Launch the app and create an Overdrive account.
  3. Add a library and select Frisco Public Library.
  4. EPUB eBooks and MP3 eAudiobooks will open inside this app.

Overdrive Support
 

Titles in EPUB and MP3 formats will download into and open in the app.
Kindle format eBook titles will redirect you to Amazon to complete the checkout and deliver the title to your Kindle.

All about Kindle App Kindle eReaders Going Mobile
Kindle eReader
printable guide
  Kindle Fire
printable guide

 

TIPS for Kindle

  • Kindle Apps
    App for Android: (download to phone first); checkout item from Library collection; on Amazon site, choose delivery method (ex: Android); this will send to your phone. Open Amazon app on phone then click on Archive folder to locate title.
  • Returning a Kindle eBook
    In "Kindle for PC" app, select "Tools," "Manage My Kindle" and it takes you to your Amazon account that lists your Kindle downloaded checkouts. "Actions" button gives you a number of choices, including "Return this book."
  • Kindle FIRE
    You are able to check out and download a library book entirely on the device. There is not an Overdrive app or the Kindle app, so the whole process is done from the devices' browser.

The "get for kindle" redirect actually sends you to the correct page for sending the book to the device.Once the book is sent, press/tap the 'settings' icon and 'sync' on the device. There's the library Kindle book.

If using the mobile site, you will need to download the Adobe Reader app.

 

 

Android

Android devices 

Installing OverDrive App: Video Instructions
  1. Download the app from the App Store.
  2. Launch the app and create an Overdrive account.
  3. Add a library and select Calcasieu Parish Public Library/Libraries Southwest Consortium to begin browsing.
  4. EPUB eBooks and MP3 eAudiobooks from Overdrive will open in this app.

Overdrive Support
 

HELP

Printable guide (Android) OverDrive Media Console App Downloading eBooks
(ADE authorization)

 

 

iPad, iPhone, or iPod

iOS devices 

Installing OverDrive App: Video Instructions

  1. Download the app from the App Store.
  2. Launch the app and create an Overdrive account.
  3. Add a library and select Calcasieu Parish Public Library/Libraries Southwest Consortium to begin browsing.
  4. EPUB eBooks and MP3 eAudiobooks will open in the app.

Overdrive Support
 

OverDrive Media Console App Printable guide (iOS) Going Mobile videos
HELP   Kindle App

 

 

Barnes & Noble Nook

Nook devices 

Nook--Black & White: Video Instructions
 

NOTEInstalling Adobe Digital Editions is necessary to transfer eBooks downloaded from the OverDrive service.

  1. Download to your computer Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).
  2. Open the software and authorize ADE with an Adobe ID.
  3. Download the title to your computer and choose to open with ADE.
  4. Plug your device into the computer using the USB cord.
  5. Within the ADE software, drag and drop the title cover onto the device name listed.
  6. Disconnect the device and read!

Adobe Digital Editions Support
 

Nook-Color: Video Instructions

  1. Download the app from the App Store.
  2. Launch the app and sign up for an Overdrive account.
  3. Add a library and select Frisco Public Library.
  4. Titles you checkout will open inside the app.

Overdrive Support
 

OverDrive App Printable guide (Nook) Going Mobile videos
HELP

 

"User Not Activated" error

 

 

 

Sony Readers or Simple eReaders

E-Ink Readers

 

 

Simple eReaders

 

 

Chromebook (Overdrive)

Overdrive READ

Blackberry and Kobo devices

Going Mobile video HELP Printable guide (Kobo)

Note for Blackberry users: Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue downloading eBooks and audiobooks via OMC. However, no further development or testing will be dedicated to it.

 

Computer

Installing Adobe Digital EditionsVideo Instructions
  1. Download the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software.
  2. Open the software and authorize ADE with an Adobe ID.
  3. Download the eBook title and select to open with ADE.

NOTE: Use Adobe Digital Editions to read ebooks downloaded from Overdrive.

Adobe Digital Edition Support

 

Windows 8 (OverDrive)

Installing OverDrive App: Video Instructions
  1. Download the app from the App Store.
  2. Launch the app and create an Overdrive account.
  3. Add a library and select Calcasieu Parish Public Library/Libraries Southwest Consortium.
  4. This app will open and play EPUB eBooks and MP3 eAudiobooks.

Overdrive Support

Note: For access to WMA eAudiobook titles you will need to install the Windows 7 version of the Overdrive Media Console (this is an eAudiobook only player).

Note: For access to eBooks in other formats (PDF) you will need install the Windows 7 version of Adobe Digital Editions.

 

eBooks (Freading)

Fiction and Nonfiction eBooks available anytime with Freading! Checkout limit is 3 per week.  FAQs

 

Magazines (Zinio)

Browse the Digital magazine collection from Zinio, choose a magazine then read it on the Zinio for Libraries app   

 

Music & Movies

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FAQs

iTunes App or Android App
Download free DRM music 
(MP3 format w/ weekly limit)  
Freegal Tips
Kindle and MP3 files (video)