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OverDrive for Libraries App Instructions for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touchopens in a new window

E-book format: EPUB

Audiobook format: MP3

  1. Install the OverDrive for Libraries app to your device opens in a new window
  2. Authorize the OverDrive app with an OverDrive account opens in a new window
  3. Add " The Colusa County Free Library " to My Libraries
  4. Log into your library account, find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  5. Tap on the Download button and choose the EPUB format
  6. E-books download directly to the app's "Bookshelf" via Wi-Fi

Note: Return e-books early from the OverDrive app

 
Kindle App Instructions opens in a new window

E-book format: Kindle

  1. Install the Kindle app to your device opens in a new window
  2. Install the OverDrive app to your device opens in a new window
  3. Authorize the OverDrive app with an OverDrive account
  4. Add "The Colusa County Free Library" to My Library
  5. Using the OverDrive app, find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  6. Click on the Download button and choose the Kindle format
  7. You'll be sent to Amazon.com. Log in into the account your Kindle app is registered at
  8. The e-book will sync with your Kindle app via WiFi

NOTE: Return your e-book early from your Amazon.com accountopens in a new window

 OverDrive for Libraries - more details:

  • May require placing a hold
  • Check out up to 25 items
  • Keep items for up to 3 weeks: can return e-books and MP3 audiobooks early
  • No overdue fines