Lincoln City Libraries’ Digital Downloads from OverDrive provides a collection of downloadable eBooks that can be checked out for a period of 7, 14, or 21 days for reading on a computer or portable e-reader. You can have up to 10 downloadable titles (eBooks and audiobooks) checked out at one time. Click the button below to access our Digital Downloads:
ePub format eBooks are compatible with most e-readers, including NOOK and Kobo (see this information about which NOOK models and Kobo models this applies to). They are not compatible with Kindle. (See below for information about Kindle-compatible eBooks.) Here is a how-to guide for ePub eBooks from OverDrive. (Note: an app is now available for the Galaxy Tab NOOK, NOOK HD, and NOOK HD+, and Kobo Arc; please see the information for mobile devices if you have one of these models.)
The security update for Nooks announced by Barnes & Noble in June 2018 that is required for Nooks to continue to use Barnes & Noble’s store is not required for Nooks to work with Library eBooks from OverDrive.
Important information for Windows 8 / 10 users: the Windows 8 / 10 version of the OverDrive app allows ePub eBooks to be read on the computer without Adobe Digital Editions software, but the eBooks cannot then be transferred to an e-reader. Additional information for Windows 8 / 10 users is available here.
If you have authorized multiple eReaders and computers with Adobe Digital Editions using your Adobe ID, you may get an error message saying “Too Many Activations” when you try to authorize again. This is because Adobe puts a limit on the number of times you can use an Adobe ID to authorize a computer or eReader. You can, however, request additional authorizations by signing in on Adobe’s site with your Adobe ID and password and contacting their Technical Support.
If you finish an eBook before it is due, it is helpful to other Library patrons if you return the book early rather than waiting for it to expire. You can return ePub eBooks early through the Adobe Digital Editions software:
Here are the steps for checking out and downloading an eBook for Kindle. Kindle Fire and Fire HD users should also look at our information for mobile devices.
Returning Kindle eBooks Early
If you finish an eBook before it is due, it is helpful to other Library patrons if you return the book early rather than waiting for it to expire. You can return Kindle books through Amazon’s “Manage Your Kindle” interface:
If you are using a mobile device such as an Android, Galaxy Tab NOOK, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, please use one of OverDrive’s free apps:
OverDrive’s Libby app is designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and audiobooks easier. Libby is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, and some Chromebooks, and is available from Google Play, the Apple App Store, and the Windows Store. Libby is not yet available for the Kindle Fire. More information about Libby is available here. You can also watch this introductory video about Libby:
Please search for these free OverDrive apps where you normally get apps for your device, such as Google Play, Windows Phone Marketplace, or the App Store. (The BlackBerry version of the OverDrive App is no longer available.)
If you run into problems, here’s a troubleshooting guide that may help.
If you have e-reserves and have changed your e-mail address, you will need to update the e-mail address associated with each of your e-reserves to be sure you receive notification when the books become available. Please follow these steps:
We understand that Digital Downloads can sometimes be tricky. If you run into problems, there are ways to get help. You can check OverDrive’s Troubleshooting guide. You can also submit a request for help and we will try to resolve your problem as quickly as possible.
No classes are currently scheduled; watch for future eBook class opportunities!
While Lincoln City Libraries tries to maintain a varied collection of books in a variety of formats, not all titles have been published as eBooks. Some publishers also refuse to allow libraries to have access to their eBooks, delay eBooks’ availability to libraries until months after publication, or otherwise make eBooks available only on a very restricted basis.