Please be aware that we will have limited services on Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26. We thank you for your patience.

eBooks Help

FOR KINDLES

1. Go to Books & More, then eBooks & Downloadables. Click on the OverDrive logo and sign in with your library card number and PIN.
2. Advanced search is quickest way to find titles. Choose Kindle format and “Only show titles with available copies.”
3. Choose title. Click “Borrow,” then click “Download” and click on Kindle.
Click “Confirm and Download.” You will be directed to Amazon.com where you will need to log in using your Amazon account and select “Get Library Book.”
4. Deliver eBook to your Kindle while connected to WiFi and sync device for delivery. Instructions given for USB delivery if needed.
5. Return titles early by logging into Amazon account and clicking “Manage Your Kindle.” Click “Actions” and choose “Return this book.” Go back and choose “Delete this book” to remove from device.

FOR NOOKS (Standard)

1. Go to Books & More, then eBooks & Downloadables. Click on the OverDrive logo and sign in with your library card number and PIN.
2. Click on Help Menu and click “Get Software” button. Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer to transfer library eBooks to your NOOK. You will also need to authorize your computer and NOOK with an Adobe ID.
3. Log in using your library card & PIN. Advanced search is quickest way to find eBooks. Select title, add to cart, proceed to checkout. Choose Adobe EPUB format and check box next to “Only show titles with available copies.”
4. When you click “Download”, ADE will open and eBook will download there.
5. Plug eReader into computer. Click on title and drag to eReader (left side of ADE) to transfer eBook to eReader.
6. Your eBook may not show up on eReader right away. Use search function to locate or check downloads folder.
7. To return eBooks early, open ADE and from drop down menu left side choose “Return.” You must then choose “Delete” to delete title from ADE and device must be plugged in.

FOR DEVICES THAT USE APPS

1. Download OverDrive App from your device’s App store.
2. Open the OverDrive app on your device and choose Get Books then Add Library. Add Caroline County Public Library via search. This will place a link to the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium on your app. Tap this link to go to the Consortium.
3. If you do not already have an Adobe ID, create one now. If you have already created an Adobe ID, tap Settings and add your ID and password. You may need to return to the book page and tap borrow again.
4. Sign in with your library card number and PIN. Choose the three lines in the upper left to browse books or the magnifying glass to search for books. Once you’ve selected a title, tap the cover to begin the borrowing process. Select ePub as format. Confirm and download the book.
5. In the upper right corner of the app are three stacked boxes. Tap this and choose bookshelf to access your downloaded book.
6. To return books, go to your bookshelf and tap the plus sign to the right side of each book and select Return/Delete.