Learn how to download Free library ebooks to your device.

Visit Overdrive's Help to find a variety of information and guides on using the Overdrive Media Console.

Want more personal help? Sign up to attend a Gadget Group, or make an appointment with a library staff member.


Free downloadable programs needed for OverDrive:

Adobe Digital Editions - download
(For use with OverDrive and the Adobe EPUB ebooks.)

Create An Adobe ID
(Before you can use Adobe Digital Editions or the OverDrive Media Console App for Nook or Android, you will need to create an Adobe ID Account.)

OverDrive Media Console - download
(Download to your computer for use with Audiobooks & Music found on OverDrive or select one of the devices for quick access to downloading the App to your Android*, Blackberry, iPhone or Windows 7 Phone. *Android devices that do not use Google Play store, can find a link here for downloading the App straight from OverDrive.)


More Helpful Links:

Google Play Store
The majority of Android devices uses this store to acquire apps, but can also use to purchase ebooks, movies and music.

iTunes Store
Used by Apple devices such as the iPad and iPod Touch to acquire apps, but can also use to purchase ebooks, movies and music. Can also be used to purchase music for other iPod players.

GetJar
Used by some Android devices to acquire apps.

Amazon.com - App Store
Kindles and Androids can use this store to acquire apps. Also use Amazon.com to purchase ebooks, music and movies.

BN.com - App Store
Nook Colors and Tablets use this store to acquire apps. Use other aspects of the Nook store to purchase ebooks, magazines or movies go to BarnesandNoble.com and click on Nook from the menu.

Next Gadget Group - Thurs., July 24, at 6:30PM

In order to make Gadget Group more effective, we are encouraging attendees to sign up ahead of time. Please stop in or call us at 724-238-6451, we’ll need your name and phone number plus the type of device you plan to bring. The group is also limited to 10 people.

Borrowing free library eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive is fun and easy with just some minimal setup time required.

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Overdrive Online Catalog

Download the Overdrive Media Console App....
If you own an Android or Apple device or a Nook Color, Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire, then you should visit your app store today and download the OverDrive Media Console. Some setup is required. If you need assistance, call the library to make an appointment with a staff member or sign up to attend a Gadget Group.

Busy lives make it hard to attend all of the activities you wish. Whether you are super busy or just prefer figuring things out on your own, use these helpful instructions (created by our friends at Greensburg Hempfield Area Library) to guide you into the world of borrowing free library eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.

Android Tablets
and Smart Phones
Kindle Fire,
Kindle Fire HD or HD+
Kindle Paperwhite,
Keyboard, DX or Touch
iPad, iPhone
and iPod
Nook Color, Tablet
or Nook HD/HD+
Nook Simple Touch,
GlowLight or Original Nook
Overdrive Read

Note: Because the instructions were created by Greensburg library, Ligonier Valley Library patrons will need to insert our library where applicable.


Attending a Gadget Group? Bring the following on group night:

Photo of WLN Library card 1. Your library card and PIN. (If you can't remember your PIN, then ask at the circulation desk and someone will either look it up or reset it for you.)

2. Your device with a fully (or mostly) charged battery and your wall charger (just to be safe).


Helpful Links and How-to Instructions for eBook and Audiobook Enjoyment:

Getting Started with eReaders

eBook and eReader Glossary 1-11

Free EPUB and PDF ebooks

Overdrive Help

OverDrive Resource Center - Check Compatible Devices

Adobe Digital Editions How-to's

Most of the instructions provided on this page are in PDF format. If you experience any problems opening them, then you may need to download or upgrade your Adobe Acrobat Reader®.