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Got a new e-reader?

 Posted by NancyBo on December 16, 2010
Dec 162010

Have you tried borrowing ebooks from the library for your new e-reader, but gotten stuck? We’re here to help.

First, A librarian dedicated to providing assistance at the information desk at each library location.

Secondly, Library folks in the county have made a series of instructional videos on how to borrow ebooks, transfer them to your device, and return them early.

Additionally, NOPL librarians have written out step-by-step directions:


What do I need?

How do I get a library e-book?

  • Go to
  • Click on the big purple Overdrive rectangle.
  • Click on one of the e-books links (be careful you are not selecting an audiobook).
  • Titles with a link that says add to cart are available for immediate use.  Titles that say add to digital reserve list are currently out, but a hold can be placed. (NOTE: Adding to your Wish List is for your personal use only; Adding an item to your Wish List does not put you in line for that item.)
  • Find the title you want and click on add to cart
  • Click on proceed to checkout
  • Put in your library card and PIN number
  • Choose your preferred lending period and click on confirm checkout
  • Click the button that says “Download.”
  • It should download into your Adobe Digital editions.

How do I get it onto my e-reader?

  • Connect your e-reader to you computer
  • It should appear in the left hand side of Adobe Digital editions
  • Click and Drag the title into the e-reader

How do I return it?

  • Titles are checked out for 2 weeks by default, but this setting can be adjusted to a 7-day or a 21-day loan from within “My Digital Account”–>”Lending Periods”.
  • They automatically are deleted from your computer when your time is up.  After the loan period it will be deleted from your e-reader the first time you plug it into your computer.
  • There are no renewals. You can check it out again if no one is waiting for it.

Click here to go to the Digital Catalog