The service allows patrons to browse the library’s website, check out with a valid library card, and download eBooks, digital audiobooks, streaming video and periodicals to PC, Mac, and many mobile devices. Before downloading the first time, though, patrons will need to install free software to their devices. For digital audiobooks and streaming video, OverDrive Media Console will be available as a free download from the website. To read eBooks, some patrons will need to install Adobe Digital Editions which is also available as a free download on the website. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPad, Kindle, NOOK, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen to on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, which means there will never be any late fees!Users can check out periodicals on the same digital library website where they currently borrow eBooks, digital audiobooks and streaming video titles. All that is required is a valid library card and a NOOK account (Barnes and Noble). Titles can be read via a NOOK tablet device or free NOOK Reading App available for a multitude of smartphones and tablets.
OverDrive is the leading digital media platform for libraries and schools. OverDrive delivers secure lending platform for 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. They support all major computers and devices, including iOS, Android™ and Kindle®.Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Visit their website at www.overdrive.com.
The Library is located in the Civic Center on Oak Ridge Turnpike. Contact the Library at 865-425-3455 or visit www.orpl.org for questions and more information about this new service.