Audiobooks for Tablets & Smartphones Using the Overdrive App

These instructions will allow you to download audiobooks directly onto a smartphone or tablet. To download an audiobook onto a computer and then transfer to an mp3 player, click here.

Required: Valid Library Card, Adobe ID, Overdrive Media Console App & a smartphone or tablet.

Installing required Software: An Adobe ID is required when using the Overdrive Media App.

Go Adobe.com and register for a free Adobe ID. Keep a copy of your user name and password.

Search for the “Overdrive Media Console” in your device’s app store.

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Install the software and open the app.

Instructions:

Sign in with your Adobe ID when prompted.

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Touch the menu button in the top left corner of the screen.

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Then press “add a library”.

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Enter your zip code, then select the “Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library”.

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Live-brary is our digital branch. Touch the star to remember this selection, then touch “Live-brary.com Digital Downloads” to proceed.

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The Līve-brary.com website will look different from a regular computer or laptop. It has been fitted to your devices screen and it limits the content to only the compatible formats.

On the Live-brary website, click on the link for your account.

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Choose your library from the “select library” drop down list.

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Enter your Library barcode or username.

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You will then be able to see your account information.

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Click on the Live-brary logo to return to the main screen. Search for books using the search box at the top of the page, or browse by titles from the home screen. Click on the Advanced Search for further options.

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Click on the Live-brary logo to return to the main screen. Search for books using the search box at the top of the page, or browse by titles from the home screen. You can also click on the Advanced Search for further options.

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Browsing, or even advanced searches can return multiple results.  If you did not limit the format in an “advanced search” you can do so by clicking “Audiobook”  on the left side of the screen under “filter search by ”.

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If you click on an item that is unavailable, you will be given the option to “place a hold”.

Add the item. You will be asked to enter your email address. You will be notified by email when a copy is available for borrowing.

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Once you have clicked on an available audiobook, you will be given the option to “borrow” it.

Press Borrow.

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Downloaded titles will appear on your bookshelf in the Overdrive app–not to be confused with the bookshelf on the Overdrive webpage.

You can then listen to your book by tapping on the book cover.

Returning audiobooks Early

Audiobooks can be returned early by using Overdrive Media Console App.
Press and hold on the image of the book you would like to return . Choose Return.

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The book will be removed from tablet and will also be removed from your account at Līve-brary.com.