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Digital Media & Learning

Last Updated February 11, 2021

 

Libby, by Overdrive
  • Libby is the new app to enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from Overdrive
  • Easy to get started for first-time users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users.
  • Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for smartphones and tablets.
  • Need help? Visit our full Libby Help site.
 
OverDrive
Gale Courses
  • Tons of free online courses that cover a large array of subjects
  • Click here to find out about on-line learning with GALE courses.
NNELS 
  • For people with print disabilities, digital talking books are available from NNELS.  Contact us to register as a qualified print disabled patron, and obtain your password, then log in with your library card.

*Please note that these collections are hosted on Third Party websites with their own privacy policies.

 

 


eBook Websites

Last Updated January 27, 2021

Here’s a list of websites offering eBooks for download:

Project Gutenberg 30,000 free books online.
Literature.org The online literature library – unabridged.
NovelGuide Novel resource guide and literature.
Bibliomania Free online literature and study guides.
Read Print Online Books, Poems, Short Stories.
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more.
Shakespeare’s Sonnets A comprehensive site of William Shakespeare’s sonnets.
International Children’s Digital Library Read free children books online.


Finding and Borrowing Items & Placing Holds

Last Updated January 26, 2015

Finding & Borrowing eBooks & audioBooks

Placing Holds

*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.

 

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audioBooks: Transferring to an iPod or MP3 Player

Last Updated January 26, 2015

  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded OverDrive’s Media Console to your computer.
  2. Open Overdrive Media Console.
  3. Click once on the Audiobook you would like to transfer.
  4. Click on the "Transfer" button.
  5. When the Transfer Wizard opens, connect your device to the computer and follow the steps on the screen.
For further help, visit OverDrive's Help pages: *Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.

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audioBooks: Downloading to a Computer

Last Updated June 2, 2014

Watch a video from Vancouver Public Library about how to download audioBooks to OverDrive Media Console.

MP3 vs WMA

audioBooks are available in 2 different formats: MP3 and WMA.   MP3:
  • Compatible with most devices, including Mac and Windows computers
  • Can be transferred to iPod or other compatible music players
  • Can be downloaded directly to mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) using the OverDrive Media Console app
WMA:
  • Compatible with just Windows computers
  • Can be transferred to an iPod or other compatible music player

Find & Download audioBooks to Your Computer

  1. In your browser, search for audioBooks through the Library To Go website.
  2. When you find a book, click on its cover and then “Borrow”.
  3. If you’re not already logged in, enter your library name and library card number.
  4. To download audioBooks to your computer, you'll first need to download the Overdrive Media Console (you only need to download this once).
  5. Then, from your Overdrive bookshelf, click "Download".  If offered a choice, select "MP3 Audiobook" and then click "Confirm and Download".  Choose to open the file with Overdrive Media Console.  Click "okay" or "yes" to any pop-ups that may appear.

Learn how to transfer audioBooks from your computer to an iPod or MP3 player.

For further help, visit West Vancouver Memorial Library’s Help Page: BC Library Downloadable Audiobooks.

*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.

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eBooks: Downloading to a Sony Wifi

Last Updated June 2, 2014

  1. Authorize your Sony Wifi:
    1. Skip ahead to Step 2 if you’ve already authorized your Sony eReader.
    2. Turn on your eReader and connect to a WiFi network.
    3. On the home screen, tap the “Reader Store” button.
    4. Choose "Create Account" and fill in the fields.
  2. Press the home button, and then go to the second home page (arrow is just under the "Collections" button).
  3. Press the "Public Library" button.
  4. If you don’t have a saved search:
    1. Enter your library's name, city, or province in the search box and search.
    2. Choose your library from the list of results.
    3. Choose your library system name from the following page.
  5. If you do have a saved search, press your library's name.
  6. Find and choose an eBook.  To best find a book that you can check out right away:
    1. Click on "eSearches".
    2. Under format choose "ePub".
    3. Click the "Only show copies with titles available" checkbox and search.
  7. Add the book to your cart and checkout.
  8. Enter the name of your library, and your library card number.
  9. Download your library book.
  10. Press the Home button, and your book will be in the "Recently Added" section.  Tap it to start reading.

*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.

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Transferring eBooks to an eReader (Kobo, Nook or other compatible device)

Last Updated June 2, 2014

Check the compatibility of your eReader to ensure it'll work with Library To Go. Watch a video about how to transfer eBooks.
  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded Adobe Digital Editions to your computer.
  2. Authorize Your eReader:
    1. Skip to Step 3 if you’ve already authorized your reader with your computer.
    2. Connect your device to your computer.
    3. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
    4. Follow any instructions on your eReader's screen that say "Manage" or "Connect."
    5. Once your device is recognized, it should show up as an icon in the left-hand panel of Adobe Digital Editions in "Read" view.
  3. To copy a book to your eReader using Adobe Digital Editions, select the title and right click and copy to device, or drag and drop the eBook onto the device icon.
*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.  

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