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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 Computer

Last Updated April 7, 2020

Download Adobe Digital Editions (free)

If you’ve already downloaded Adobe Digital Editions, skip this step and scroll down to Using Library To Go to Download an eBook.

  1. Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html
  2. Click “Download Now”.
  3. Choose Windows or Mac.
  4. Download and install the software.
  5. The first time you download, you’ll be prompted for your Adobe ID, which you can get by clicking on “Create Adobe ID” or going to https://www.adobe.com/account/sign-in.adobedotcom.html. This lets you transfer items across multiple devices. Once you have your ID and password, enter it into the Adobe Digital Editions installation screen (if you’re not prompted for the ID, click Help and Authorize Computer). Enter your Adobe ID and password and click “Authorize”.

Watch a video on how to download Adobe Digital Editions.

Using Library To Go to Download an eBook

  1. In your browser, go to Library 2Go, the eBook and audiobook catalogue.
  2. Browse or search for books.
  3. When you find an item you want to borrow, click on it to view more information.
  4. Click the “Borrow” button.  You’ll be prompted for your Library name and card number.
  5. Click the “Download” button.  The book should automatically download in Adobe Digital Editions.

Watch this video to learn how to read eBooks on your computer. For further help, visit Overdrive’s Help Centre.

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

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