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e-Books via OverDrive: Get the App

Getting Started

Download e-Books directly to your iPhone, iPad, Android device or other app-based device with the free OverDrive Media Console app.

What you will need:

  • A device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of digital materials you wish to check out.
  • Franklin County Law Library Card (call the circulation desk for the number 614-525-4971).
  • Internet connection.
  • Free OverDrive Media Console app for your device.
  • An Adobe ID.

Android & iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Instructions

1. Get the free OverDrive Media Console app.

  • Android users - visit the Android Market and proceed to install the app.
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users - visit the Apple App store and proceed to install the app (please note that although this app is free you will need your iTunes username and password information to download).

2. Open the app after it is installed and you will see a welcome screen.

  • Android users - choose the menu button for your device to see the "Get Books" option.
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users - the "Get Books" option will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

3. Select "Get Books" and you will be taken to a screen that allows you to "Add a Library."

4. Type Franklin County Law Library  and select the correct library.  

5. You can now begin using your OverDrive app on your device.

NOTE: The first time that you use the OverDrive app, you will be prompted to log in with your Adobe ID.  If you do not have an Adobe ID, you will need to register for one.

Return Items Early

Follow these steps to return an e-Book early on your app-based device:

On Android

  1. In the bookshelf, tap the + sign next to the title you want to return.
  2. Tap RETURN/DELETE to display the return options.
  3. Tap RETURN THEN DELETE to return the title back to the library (selecting DELETE ONLY will delete the title from. your device, but you will still have it checked out).

On BlackBerry

  1. Select the e-Book you want to delete.
  2. Select Menu > RETURN/DELETE to display the return options.
  3. Tap RETURN THEN DELETE to return the title back to the library (selecting DELETE ONLY will delete the title from your device, but you will still ahve it checked out).

On iPhone/iPad

  1. From the bookshelf, tap the + button next to the title that you want to return or delete.
  2. Tap DELETE to display the return options.
  3. Tap RETURN THEN DELETE to return the title back to the library (selecting DELETE ONLY will delete the title from your device, but you will still have it checked out).

On Windows Phone 7

  1. On the library screen, tap and hold the title you want to return.
  2. Tap RETURN/DELETE to display the return options.
  3. Tap RETURN THEN DELETE to return the title back to the library (selecting DELETE ONLY will delete the title from your device, but you will still have it check out).

Adobe ID

Why do I need an Adobe ID to read e-Books?

The e-Books that you check out from OverDrive contain digital rights management (DRM) protection that restricts the items from being shared with others.  In the past, this could limit the ability to read your items on additional computers owned by you.  It could even prevent you from moving your items when you bought a new computer.

Adobe Digital Editions helps ensure that your e-Books and other digital publications are not "locked" on one computer - they are assigned to you through your Adobe ID.  Adobe Digital Editions also adds support for the next generation of mobile devices.

Adobe membership is free and registration only takes a minute.