eBooks and Audio eBooks - The Next Generation
Recommend to Library and Buy it Now: Once you've searched or chosen a topic, there will be a new section called "Additional Titles." This section will show titles that DPL does not own. You will have the option to "Buy it Now" to purchase a copy for yourself (a portion of the proceeds will come to DPL so we can buy more eBooks) or "Recommend to Library." Library card-holders can Recommend to Library and request to be put on the hold list, all within the eMedia site. If a desired title is not found, it's not available for us to purchase. You can recommend up to 30 titles per year.
Overdrive Read: If you're using a web-enabled device - a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet, Kindle Fire, or Nook HD - you will be able to open and read most EPUB eBooks with one click after checkout. No software or activation required. To go back to the book later, simply bookmark it or save as a favorite. You won't need to be connected to the internet to continue reading.
New names for old things: My eAccount is now Account. My eMedia (your checked-out titles) is now Bookshelf, which is also what it's called in the Overdrive Media Console and in Adobe Digital Editions. My eCart is eliminated completely.
No more eCart: To achieve One-Step Checkout, we removed the Add to Cart and Confirm Checkout steps. This significantly reduces the number of steps required to browse and borrow digital titles. To check out an eBook, simply "Borrow." Then from your Bookshelf, choose the format you want. If you unintentionally borrow a title, there’s an option on the Bookshelf page to return it to the library’s collection. If you unintentionally download a title, in most cases, you have the option to return the title from the respective software.
New Search limiters: From a result list, you'll be able to quickly refine the list by availability, format, subject, publisher, rating, etc.
For all of you current users, you will still be able to download and transfer eBooks and audio eBooks in the same familiar ways using the same software and apps you're accustomed to.
If you get stuck, try Help at the top of the eBooks catalog page to use Overdrive Help or Contact Support.