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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Downloadables Help Center

  1. How do I get started?
  2. What is OverDrive?
  3. What devices are supported?
  4. Do I set this up at the library?
  5. Where can I find additional help?
  6. How can I return items early?

1. How do I get started?

First, make sure you have a compatible computer or device. You can visit OverDrive's Device Resource Center to discover if your device is compatible with OverDrive ebooks.

To use the OverDrive service, the first thing you'll need is a valid and current library card and your PIN. You'll use your library card number and PIN to login to your OverDrive Account. If you are unsure of your PIN, contact your local library.

Next, visit OverDrive Help and choose your device under "Get Started With..." to read about what each individual device requires for setup. Some devices have different requirements than other devices.

You can also take a Guided Tour and view short videos which explain about ebooks and how OverDrive works.

2. OverDrive? What is OverDrive?

OverDrive is the leading digital distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content to libraries. OverDrive works with book publishers to manage content securely and provides the software necessary to download and access that content. OverDrive is also essentially the only organization capable of providing this service on a large scale.

All of our downloadable ebooks are accessed through the OverDrive catalog on OverDrive software--whether by web browser or through an application on your device. The library does not host ebooks--OverDrive manages this for us.

3. What devices are supported?

OverDrive supports all major e-reader devices, such as the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and Sony eReader.

For a complete list of supported devices that can access downloadable ebooks from OverDrive, visit the OverDrive Device Resource Center.

4. Do I set this up at the library?

No, in almost all cases you will manage this software from home. Several of the devices require download of OverDrive's software, which must be synced to your specific device and cannot be downloaded to library computers.

5. Where can I find additional help?

You can find lots of help at the Digital Collections Help area on our OverDrive catalog. You can also find step-by-step help when you visit our OverDrive catalog and click on the "My Help!" image on the top left.

6. How can I return items early?

For ebooks: Depending on the device, ebooks can be returned early in one of several ways:

For audiobooks: WMA audiobooks cannot be returned early. MP3 audiobooks can be returned early through the OverDrive Media Console.

For the complete gallery of videos, visit OverDrive's Going Mobile Videos: 

http://help.overdrive.com/going-mobile-videos

Friends of the Lakes Region Library

2014-lr-folMission Statement: The Friends of the Lakes Region Library is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose members share a passionate vision for a strong library system. The Friends of the Library are dedicated to expanding the resources and services of the Lakes Region Library.

Membership in the Friends of the Lakes Region Library is open to all individuals interested in promoting personal growth through the use of the library's resources.

Established in 1997, the Friends of the Lakes Region Library works to enrich the resources and facilities of the Lakes Region Library. The Friends sponsor classes and special events to further literacy and the love of books, and they hold fundraising activities to raise money for library needs not covered in the budget.

Special benefits of Friends membership include complementary mailings of the Friend-to-Friend newsletter and invitations to special programs and social events. The Annual Membership Meeting is held in January, and the Board of Directors meetings are monthly except in June, July, August, and December. New or prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Dues are paid annually, and contributions are tax deductible. There are several membership categories available:

Benefactor
$100/year
Business Sponsor
$75/year
Sponsor
$50/year
Contributing
$25/year
Family
$10/year
Individual
$5/year

 

 

 

 

Correspondence may be sent to the President addressed to the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness, FL 34452-4507.

2014 Officers

President, Marcia Dalkalitsis
Vice President, Audrey Shepard
Treasurer, Nancy Mirgon
Secretary, Glenda Winslow

2014 Directors

Lynne Boele
Pat Eldridge
Sandra Hume
Janet Jones
Erica Nemeth
Ed Pineau
Renee Reich

Friends of the Floral City Library

2014-fc-folMembership in the Friends of the Floral City Library is open to everyone interested in promoting the library and its mission of community education for all.

Established in 1983, the Friends work to support the Floral City Library in a multitude of ways. The Friends sponsor classes and special events, volunteer their time at the library, during book sales, and work with other organizations in the community. The Friends were also integral in pushing for a new library in Floral City that complimented the town's historical aesthetics

There are three classes of membership for the Friends of the Floral City Library: Individual, Family, and Life. Individuals memberships are $10/year.

 

We meet the Second Tuesday, Every month September through April in the program room of the Floral City Library. (Except January and  April)

Election of officers occurs in March, with installation taking place at our Annual Picnic in April at Floral Park (date to be announced)

We hold mini book sales through out the year at the library, with our bigger sales being the first Saturday in December during Floral City Heritage days, and our Books & Bling sale in February.

Correspondence can be sent to the President addressed to the Floral City Public Library, 8360 East Orange Avenue, Floral City, FL 34436-3200.

2014 Officers
President, Phyllis Peters
Vice President, 
Treasurer, 
Secretary, 

Friends of the Coastal Region Library

2014-cr-folMembership in this organization is open to all individuals and organizations that are interested in the purposes set out in the By-Laws.

A nominating committee appointed by the President makes selection for officers. The chosen slate of officers are posted at the library prior to the Annual Meeting. Election and installation take place at the Annual Meeting.

There are several membership categories available:

Benefactor
$100/year
Business Sponsor
$75/year
Sponsor
$50/year
Contributing
$25/year
Family
$10/year
Individual
$5/year

 

 

 

Correspondence can be sent to the President addressed to the Coastal Region Library, 8610 West Crystal Street, Crystal River, FL 34428-4468.

2014 Officers
President, Kathy Robey
Vice President, Lucy Ann Wines
Treasurer, Janice Griffin
Secretary, Barbara Gilley

Membership, Janice Griffin

2014 Directors

Chuck Gonzales
Ruth Levins
Madeline Markowitz
Anita Shadler

Friends of the Central Ridge Library

2014-hl-folMembership in this organization is open to all individuals interested in promoting personal growth through the use of the libraries resources. There are several membership categories available:
Sponsor
$50/year
Contributing
$25/year
Family
$7/year
Individual
$5/year
The Board of Directors meets on the second Thursday of each month, except for July and August when meetings halt during the summer season. A nominating committee is appointed at the September meeting, and elections and installation of officers are held at the January General Meeting.

Correspondence can be sent to the President addressed to the Central Ridge Library, 425 West Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills, FL 34465-4281.

2014 Officers
President, Kit Plourde
Vice President, April McLaughlin
Corresponding Secretary, Jackie Dean
Recording Secretary, Sue Haderer

Treasurer, Karen Reaves

2014 Directors
Ann Bader
Helen Brophy
Ed Geer
Jo An Gosenheimer

Sandy Price

Georgia Rummel
Karen Slaska
Carol Zychowicz

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