Holiday Break Reading EBooks and AudioBooks

Holidays are a great time to catch up  on POPULAR READING.  Don’t forget you can download e-books and audio books free from the library.  You can browse a selection of electronic books from the Emory Libraries site (http://overdrive.emory.edu) or find individual titles via our library search tool, discoverE.

Titles like…

Dan Brown’s Inferno, Billy Collins Aimless Love, and Donna Tartt’s Goldfinch

Overdrive book covers We are using the OverDrive distribution platform through which users of our library can download titles to Mac, Windows, or a variety of mobile devices (Kindle, ipad, iphone, MP3 player, etc.) In addition, many audio titles can be burned to CD.

You will need…

  • A valid Emory NetID
  • Internet access
  • A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of digital materials you wish to check out
  • Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site

The site offers extensive HELP screens with screen by screen shots of how to install titles on all types of devices.  Some people have reported difficulties, so please check-out the help videos, like how to install the Overdrive mobile app to your iphone and get content.

Step 1 – Download and install free software

To download Adobe eBooks, you need Adobe® Digital Editions

To download OverDrive titles, you need OverDrive Media Console™.

OverDrive Media Console is available for…

Android v1.5 (or newer)

BlackBerry v4.5 (or newer)

iPhone® OS v3.1.3 (or newer)

Mac OS® v10.4.9 (or newer)

Windows® 98 SE (or newer)

Windows Mobile® 5 and 6

Step 2 – Activate the software.  After you have installed the software that you downloaded, you need to take steps to activate the software before downloading digital materials.

Step 3 – Check out, download, and enjoy!   You can check out up to 2 titles at a time for 2 weeks each.  Your Cart will hold up to 4 titles at a time, but if no action occurs they will be automatically removed from your Cart after 30 minutes so that other users can have the chance to check them out.

Finally, you can place holds on 4 check-out titles at one time.  An email will alert you when a HOLD becomes available, and you will have 3 days to check out it out after the notification is sent.

Related Links: 

Search Emory’s Overdrive

Overdrive HELP

Emory’s EBook Guide

NPR’s Guide to 2013 Best Read’s http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2013/

Overdrive covers