Your Guide to eReaders and eBooks for Library Staff


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Follow these steps to help library patrons in-person or over the phone:Ask the patron what brand of eReader or tablet they have.

  1. The Kindle Fire can use the built-in browser to go directly to our eMedia Catalog, checkout and download ebooks. They can also download and install the eMedia Console for Android to get ePUB formatted books. To get the Android app have them use this link http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/AndroidEULA.aspx
  2. Kindle eReaders  require a computer to checkout, download and send to their Amazon account. Once the eBook is at their account they need to connect their Kindle eReader to a WiFi network (not 3G) or use a USB cable and a computer to sync their eBook to the Kindle eReader.
  3. Sony Reader WiFi (PRS-T1) has a built in app to access library ebooks. See the video on eRead Me Vegas to see how it works with our ebooks  http://readmevegas.blogspot.com/2011/11/sony-ereader-wifi.html   The app is located on page 2 of the eReader.
  4. Tablets use the OverDrive Media Console app

i.      iPad, iTouch, iPhones go to the iTunes App Store

ii.      Android tablets (basically all other tables) go to https://market.android.com/search?q=overdrive+media+console&so=1&c=apps for the app

5. Nooks, Pandigital, and other brands of eReaders require a computer and Adobe Digital Editions installed on the computer.

i.      Use the steps below under number 3 to guide them.

6. Confirm the patron has registered their device with the manufacturer

  • Kindle with Amazon
  • Sony with Sony.com
  • Nook with Barnes & Nobles
  • iPad, iTouch, iPhone with Apple
  • Also various tablets or other eReaders with the manufacturer

eReader setup procedures for all devices is available to patrons at our eMedia Catalog under the icon showing below –  http://ebooks.lvccld.org   

  1. Click on MyHelp!
  2. Select eBooks
  3. Select the eReader device
  4. Click on View My Help
  5. Follow the steps on the Set Up tab for the eReader

Getting eBooks from our eMedia Catalog at http://ebooks.lvccld.org

  1. Find a book to checkout
  2. Select the format which the device uses
  3. Kindle uses Kindle format>/li>
  4. Most other ereaders will use ePUB and/or PDF formats with DRM (Digital Rights Management)
  5. Add to eMedia Bag
  6. Click Proceed to Checkout
  7. Log in using your library card number, library and zipcode
  8. Select a lending period
  9. Click Confirm Checkout
  10. Click Download or Get for Kindlebutton

Non-Kindle devices

  1. Select Open with Adobe Digital Editions
  2. Click OK
  3. Once downloaded,  transfer the book from Adobe Digital Editions to the eReader by connecting the eReader to the computer and dragging and dropping the book cover onto the device.

Kindle eReaders

  1. At Amazon Click Get Library Book
  2. Login to your Amazon account
  3.  Select to which Kindle device you want to deliver the book
  4. Click Continue
  5.  Connect the Kindle eReader to a WiFi network (not a 3G network)
  6. Click on Menu
  7.  Click View Archived Items
  8.  To read click the Title when it appears on the main page
  • If the patron has issues checking our ebooks out, check their patron record in III. They must be in good standing and have a valid library card from LVCCLD, North Las Vegas or Boulder City.  Henderson patrons need to use the Henderson Library District’s Overdrive catalog.

If the patron has done all of the above and has a specific issue use eRead Me Vegas-FAQs, Tips and Tricks http://emediatips.wordpress.com/ to solve the problem.  If the problem is not listed then send me an email at lvccld@gmail.com and provide the eReader brand, patron name, phone n

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