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Overdrive ebooks on linux

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This tutorial covers the use of Overdrive ebooks for Linux users.

Important notes:
Instructions are based on Ubuntu 12.04 and a Nook Simple Touch, and instructions found online for having Adobe Digital Editions on a linux system detect the Nook. Adobe Digital Editions is installed with Wine.

Some ereaders require drivers to be installed, which may not work with Wine and may need to be installed by other means. For instance, Wine would not run Sony's Reader Library software. Depending on your distro and your device, your mileage may vary, so to speak.

This tutorial was created by a linux user, albeit a n00b. If you know of/discover better solutions than are described here, please use our contact page, select "webmaster" from the menu and submit corrections/etc directly.

Reading Overdrive ebooks on Android

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This video covers the process for installing the Overdrive Media Console app on an Android device. The menu locations and other features of Android devices can vary by manufacturer. This tutorial was made using a Samsung Stratosphere smartphone.

Overdrive 101:Searching for ebooks/audiobooks, managing your account

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In this video, you will get an overview of Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks available through WPPL, including what you need to use the service, and a video tour of the library's Overdrive page. You will learn how to search for ebooks and manage your account.

Reading Ebooks on Your Sony Reader -- NEW!

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In this video you will learn how to use the new Sony Reader to use Overdrive ebooks.

If you have an older Sony Reader model, use this video.

Downloading ebooks on the Kindle or Kindle Apps

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Update: Penguin Group has required that any Penguin ebooks in our collection that available for the Kindle must be downloaded with the Kindle's USB cable. Only Penguin ebooks have this requirement.

If you don't know how to download via a USB cable, watch this video.

Getting Started with Ereaders and Overdrive -- Sony Pocket Reader, Older Sony models

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This video covers will help you get up and running with the Sony Pocket Reader, which requires the installation of two pieces of software: the Sony Reader software, and Adobe Digital Editions. The video will apply to any Sony Reader product.

Getting Started with Overdrive ebooks on the iPhone/iPad/ipad touch

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Do you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch? You can read ebooks with Overdrive's Media Console app without having to connect your device to a computer! This tutorial takes you through the process of setting up your device to use the service quickly!

Getting Started with Ereaders and Overdrive -- Adobe Digital Editions

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Adobe Digital Editions is a free program used to manage your downloads of Overdrive ebooks. In this video, the first of two, you will learn how to download and set up this program.

This video covers things that owners of any black-and-white ereader --except the Kindle -- will need in order to get started with Overdrive ebooks. Owners of the Nook SimpleTouch, older black and white Nooks, Kobo ereaders and other like devices can use this video.