How do I use the OverDrive ebooks on an ereader that uses a USB cord transfer?

Getting Started

Install Adobe Digital Editions on PC or Mac and activate it with an Adobe ID

- Download and install Adobe Digital Editions at adobe.com/products/digitaleditions

- If you do not have an Adobe ID or forgot your log in, visit adobe.ly/9xXHgv

 

Download the ebook to your computer

1. Go to PLS OverDrive website: pioneerlibrarysystem.org/overdrive

2. Sign in with your library card number and PIN (usually last 4 digits of phone number)

3. Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar

4. Click Borrow button (or place a hold button if it is checked out)

5. Click Download button

6. Select the ePUB format

7. Click Confirm & Download

8. Click Open with Adobe Digital Editions when the box pops up (never select save).

9. Adobe Digital Editions will open and the book will download.

10. You can read it on the computer or transfer it to an ereader

 

Transfer the ebook to your ereader:

1. Click Library in top left corner

2. Plug ereader into computer with USB cord. It will show up in Adobe Digital Editions in the left hand column underneath Devices

Note: If this is the first time you have used your ereader with Adobe Digital Editions, it will ask you to authorize the ereader.

3. Click on the cover of the ebook, on the right hand side of the screen and drag it to the name of your ereader in the left column. (It will have a red X as you drag it that turns into a green + when you are over the ereader name)

4. A box will pop up and show the book transferring (it may happen fast and be easy to miss).

5. To make sure your book is on the ereader, click on the name of the ereader and see all the books you have on it

6. If your book is on the ereader, you may now close Adobe Digital Editions, unplug the ereader and read the book. 

 

Return eBook

Titles will automatically return at the end of checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

1. Open Adobe Digital Editions

2. Right click on the book jacket (control - click for Mac)

3. Select Return Borrowed Item

 

Change Checkout Period

1. Go to PLS OverDrive website: pioneerlibrarysystem.org/overdrive

2. Click Account and login with PLS card # and PIN

3. Click Settings

4. Change checkout period to 7,14, or 21 days

5. Click Save

 

Renew eBook

Titles may be renewed if no one else has placed a hold on it.

1. Go to PLS OverDrive website: pioneerlibrarysystem.org/overdrive

2. Click Account and login with PLS card number and PIN

3. Click Renew button next to title