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1. Do you have access to a personal computer and are comfortable using computers?
You will have to download software to your computer to allow you to listen to eAudiobooks borrowed from the ORL.
2. Do you have a compatible media player that will play the eAudiobooks borrowed from the library?
You can check what devices are compatible at http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481731-mp3-players.
3. Do you have an ORL card and PIN code?
You will need both to borrow digital books. If you do not know your PIN code, please visit your closest library branch. You can also reset your PIN code online if your email address is associated with your library account.
If you will be listening to the eAudiobook on a compatible MP3 player or iPod. Install the free OverDrive program your Windows Computer, and for Mac Computers (macOS versions 10.6-Snow Leopard through 10.14-Mojave, only). You can find the software download link on the OverDrive website: https://app.overdrive.com.
This program is used for downloading eAudiobooks, managing and listening to your borrowed titles, and transferring your eAudiobook to an MP3 player.
If you will be transferring the eAudiobook to an iPod, you will also need to have iTunes installed on your computer. You will need to set iTunes to Manually manage music and videos for your iPod before you follow the steps below to transfer the eAudiobook to the iPod. Find out how to choose these settings from OverDrive Help.
Mac computers running macOS version 10.15 (Catalina): The OverDrive program is not available. You can enjoy eAudiobooks in the OverDrive Listen format and play eAudiobooks in your browser over an internet connection. Find out more about OverDrive Listen from OverDrive Help.
Tablet or smartphone users: If you would like to download and listen to eAudiobooks using the OverDrive App, please check out the Getting Started with Digital Books on Tablets or Smartphones help page.
Visit the ORL eBooks collection at https://orl.overdrive.com.
Click on the Books icon in the top right hand corner or tap Sign In, enter your library card number and PIN (password). You are now ready to borrow eAudiobooks with just a few clicks!
Search for titles or authors, or browse by Subjects or Collections.
Books that are out on loan will have a Wait List banner at the top. Books that are ready to borrow will have an Available banner.
Click on the three-dot icon or the cover image of the book see book summaries, samples, or read-alikes.
Click on Place a Hold to be put on a waiting list for eAudiobooks out on loan.
The first time you place a hold, you will be asked for an email address to send the notification to for when the book is ready. It will be automatically checked out to your account when it becomes available. (You can turn off automatic check-outs from the Settings section of your account on the ORL eBooks website).
Click on Borrow to check-out the eAudiobook. If desired, change the lending period (7, 14, or 21 days) before clicking on Borrow again in the pop-up window. In the SUCCESS! window, click Download to open the eAudiobook in the OverDrive program.
The title will also be added to your Loans page under My account on the ORL eBooks website, and is available to download from there.
You may also select the Listen Now option to play the eAudiobook online through your browser. No downloads or programs needed, you only need an internet connection. Find out more about OverDrive Listen from OverDrive Help.
Transferring your eAudiobook to an MP3 player
From the OverDrive program, click on the eAudiobook you wish to transfer.
Click on the Transfer button. This will open the Transfer Wizard feature, which will help you through the transfer process with on screen instructions.
Connect your MP3 player to your computer. Click Next in the Transfer Wizard.
Once your media player has been automatically detected, click Next to start the transfer.
The eAudiobook files will transfer to your media player. The Transfer Wizard will let you know when all the files have been added to your device.
Click Finish in the Transfer Wizard.
Safely eject your MP3 player before unplugging it from the computer.
You may renew your digital book, if there are no holds on the title.
Three days before your book is due, a Request again link will become available under the cover image of the borrowed book on the Loans page of your account on the ORL eBooks website.
Click on the Request again link to open the form. Confirm your email address and click the Submit. You will get an email when the title becomes available for check-out at the end of its initial loan period, after which you can check out the title again from the Holds page in your account and re-download it.
If there are holds on the book, filling out the Request again form will add you to the wait list for the book.
eAudiobooks can be returned early if you are using OverDrive program on a Windows computer. eAudiobooks cannot be returned early if you are using a Mac computer.
From the OverDrive program, click on the eAudiobook you would like to return.
Click the Delete button, then click on Return/Delete to return the eAudiobook to the library collection and to remove it from your ORL eBooks account.
Visit help.overdrive.com and click on Getting Started to find more detailed instructions for borrowing, listening to, and returning eAudiobooks.
Or, get in touch with the ORL...
Visit your nearest library branch.
Call the toll-free eBook Help Line: 1-855-853-2665.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, in your email, please include:
Please note that if your ORL card has expired or you have outstanding late fees of $20.00 or more, you'll be unable to borrow from this collection. Please visit your library branch to re-activate your card.