FAQ eBooks

Libby Help

You will need your patron ID and PIN number from the Rolla Public Library. As a default, your patron ID will be your library card number and the PIN is the last 4 digits of that ID.
Accounts must remain in good standing to be able to access ebooks.

The lending period may vary from title to title, but most items will check out according to your account settings. EBooks an Audiobooks can be set to 7, 14, or 21 days and Video downloads can be set to 3, 5, or 7 days. To change your lending period:
  • Sign in to your account.
  • Click the ‘Settings’ link.
  • Select your preferred lending period for each format, then click ‘Done.’

You may have up to 5 items checked out at one time.

You will need your patron ID and PIN number from the Rolla Public Library. As a default, your patron ID will be your library card number and the PIN is the last 4 digits of that ID.
Accounts must remain in good standing to be able to access ebooks.

You can place up to 5 titles on hold at one time. You’ll receive an email notification when a title becomes available. Once the notice is sent, you’ll have 4 days (96 hours) to borrow the title. If you don’t retrieve it in time, the title will be made available to the next user on the list.

No, eBooks are self-service for holds and check outs.

 

 

No, the book “expires” at the end of your checkout period you selected, so it can never be turned in late.

The option to renew a title will appear on your bookshelf within 3 days of the title’s expiration date. If there are no existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be green. In this case, you can use the renew feature to hold a copy of the title for you, so that you can borrow it again immediately once your first checkout expires.
If there are existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be grayed out. In this case, you can still use the renew feature to reserve a spot on the title’s holds list so that you can borrow it again as soon as it’s available.

Delete the ebook. If you would like to continue reading it, you will have to check it out again.

Find instructions for your device listed on OverDrive’s Device Resource Center.

Most mobile devices (Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, Apple devices and other Smartphones) have an Overdrive Media Console app available that can be used to search and checkout eBooks.
  For other devices, you must download and install Adobe Digital Editions to download media and then transfer it to your device.

No. Unfortunately Overdrive (our eBook provider) requires the book to be delivered to a computer with Adobe Digital Edition installed.

The ADE software is designed to be a single user software. It is required to be registered to a single person, and the attached eReader must also be registered through ADE. This scenario will not work with our public computers.

Checking Out on Android Devices 

You can use the Library’s eBooks on your Android device. Libby may not be available on all Amazon (Kindle) Fires or Nook Tablets. No computer syncing is required; eBooks can be delivered directly to your device through the free Libby app.

CHECKING OUT ON APPLE DEVICES 

You can use the Library’s eBooks on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. No computer syncing is required; eBooks can be delivered directly to your device through the free Libby app.

Checking Out on Amazon Fire or Nook Tablets

You can use the Library’s eBooks on your Amazon (Kindle) Fire and Nook Tablet. No computer syncing is required; eBooks can be delivered directly to your device through the free OverDrive app.

Checking Out on Kindles and the Kindle App

Rolla Public Library offers Kindle versions of many of its eBooks. These eBooks work on the Amazon Kindle and on any mobile device or computer with a Kindle app such as the Kindle Cloud Reader.

Instructions:

  1. Visit our OverDrive eBooks collection at Missouri Libraries 2 Go.
  2. Browse or search for an eBook.
  3. Once you’ve found a book, click “Borrow” and then “Go to Loans.”
  4. Next click “Download” then select “Kindle Book.”
  5. This opens the Amazon.com website. You may be required to sign in with your Amazon.com account if you are not already logged on.
  6. Select a Kindle device or Kindle reading app. Click the “Get library book” button and sync your device or app to download the book, or choose to send it directly to your Kindle via USB.
  7. You can also deliver eBooks wirelessly to a Wi-Fi enabled Kindle.
  8. To return a Kindle eBook early, log in to your Amazon account, go to the “Manage My Kindle” page, and choose “Return this book.”

Checking Out on Non-Amazon eReaders

In order to read the Library’s eBooks on a Nook, Kobo, or other eReader, you must download and install the third party software program Adobe Digital Editions on the computer you will be using with your eReader.

Instructions:

  1. Download and install the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your computer.
  2. Create a free Adobe ID and authorize your computer. When the Setup Assistant appears, click “get an Adobe ID online” if you don’t already have one.
  3. Visit our OverDrive eBooks collection at Missouri Libraries 2 Go.
  4. Browse or search for an eBook.
  5. Once you’ve found a book, click “Borrow,” and then “Go to Loans”
  6. Enter your Library card number and PIN
  7. Click “Download” and select “EPUB Book.”
  8. In the pop-up window that appears, select “Confirm.”
  9. Another pop-up window will now open, and you will select “Open.”
  10. After ADE launches, connect your eReader to your computer. In the ADE screen, drag the eBook icon to your eReader.
  11. Disconnect your eReader safely. The eBook will return automatically after 7 – 21 days.
  12. To return an eBook early, click the drop-down menu on the book cover icon in Adobe Digital Editions and choose “Return Borrowed Item.”

Checking Out on Your Computer

ou can read eBooks on your computer without any extra software through OverDrive READ.

  1. Visit our OverDrive eBooks collection at Missouri Libraries 2 Go.
  2. Browse or search for an eBook.
  3. Once you’ve found a book, click “Borrow,” and then “Go to Loans”
  4. Click “Read (in your browser)” instead of “Download.”

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