Digital Media at your library!

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Take advantage of the wide selection of digital media provided by your library!  

Getting Started
The first thing you’ll need is a library card from the Alachua County Library District. If you have one, great! If not, and you are a Florida resident, you can get one by visiting any library branch location or bookmobile stop with ID and proof of address.

Downloading titles
The Library District's main providers of eBooks are OverDrive and 3M.  Our OverDrive collection is older and more extensive than the 3M collection; however, the 3M collection provides access to eBooks not available otherwise.

To see if your device will work with the services, you can check OverDrive’s list of supported devices and/or 3M's list of supported devices.  Some devices require the use of a computer to deliver titles, while others can download the items directly.

To get started with eBooks:

  • For eBooks in OverDrive, most titles can be read directly in the browser on your computer or handheld device.
    • For EPUB titles in OverDrive which you cannot read in your browser, you will need to download the OverDrive app for your handheld device, or Adobe Digital Editions for your Mac or PC.
    • Kindle-format books are only available through OverDrive.  No additional software is required, but you will need your account.

Step-by-step instructions for downloading and returning eBooks: 

Looking to download audiobooks?  Follow these step-by-step instructions:

Uh-oh. You’ve started to download, but something has gone wrong.

Not to worry, we have a number of possible solutions for you.

Downloading not a problem, but there’s nothing available?

Check out the Public Domain Collection from Overdrive, with over 34,000 titles and no wait list or expiration date.

Nothing worked? Feel free to call (352) 334-3939 or ask us online, and we’ll be happy to help! Please include your library card number and a detailed description of the problem you are experiencing when you contact us. 

 *Photo courtesy of The Daring Librarian.

Posted by eBranch on January 22, 2013