How to Download eBooks to my Android

 

Printable Instructions

Set Up

1. Confirm Requirements
Android™ v1.5 (or newer)

2. Install Software

a) To install OverDrive Media Console for Android, click: http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/AndroidEULA.aspx.
The license agreement is displayed.
OverDrive Media Console for Android is also available for download at Android Market. Note that some apps cannot be downloaded to some phones from Android Market.
b) To continue, select ' I Agree'.
The installation file is downloaded and displayed in the 'Download history'.
c) Click the file.
You may receive a message that says 'For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not sourced in Android Market.' If you receive this message, adjust your Settings as follows…

1. Click 'Settings'. The 'Application settings' dialog box opens.
2. Check the box next to 'Unknown sources'. A warning message is displayed.
3. Click 'OK'. A green check mark is displayed.
4. Click 'back' to return to the 'Download history' page.
5. Click the file to begin the installation.
6. A dialog box opens and prompts you to confirm you want to install OverDrive Media Console for Android. 

d) Click 'Install' OverDrive Media Console for Android is installed.
e) Select 'Open' to open OverDrive Media Console, or 'Done' to complete the process and return to the 'Download history' page.
f) (Optional) To disable the installation of applications not downloaded from Android Market…

1. From the Android 'Home' screen, click Menu > Settings. The 'Settings' dialog box opens.
2. Click 'Applications'. The 'Application Settings' dialog box opens.
3. Click the green check mark next to 'Unknown Sources'. The check mark turns gray and the installation of applications not sourced in Android Market is disabled.

3. Authorize
Whenever you use a new computer or device for eBooks from an OverDrive-powered site, you will be prompted to 'Authorize'. Follow the instructions to complete the steps.

a) A prompt will display the first time you download an eBook to OverDrive Media Console for Android™.
b) Select 'Settings' and enter your Adobe ID and password.

If you do not have an Adobe ID…

1. Select 'Register at Adobe.com'.
2. Follow the instructions to sign up for an Adobe ID.
3. In OverDrive Media Console for Android, go to App Settings > eBook Options.
4. Enter the email address and password for your new Adobe account.

c) Select 'Authorize'.
 

Important: If you would like to download an eBook to another computer or device, be sure to authorize using the same Adobe ID.

EPUBs are the only eBook files compatible with Android devices.

How It Works

Using the OverDrive App

1. From the device directly: click on the OverDrive Media Console app.

2. Tap Get Books

3. Select Arkansas Library2Go

4. Log in. Select Fayetteville Public Library from the drop down menu of libraries. Login using your library barcode number and pin number (last four digits of your phone number).

5. Search or Browse for eBooks. You can also limit your search so that it only shows the available eBooks.

6. To check out a book, click Add to Download Cart.

7. Click on Proceed to Checkout. Click on Confirm checkout. You may check out 5 items at a time. Books are checked out for 2 weeks.

Using your computer

1. Go to your library’s website: www.faylib.org

2. Click on ‘Books and More’ and then click on ‘Download Audiobooks and Ebooks’.

3. Click [click here to access] next to Library2Go image.

4. Sign In (top right of screen). Select Fayetteville Public Library from the drop down menu of libraries. Login using your library barcode number and pin number (last four digits of your phone number).

5. Search for eBooks. You can limit your search to eBooks by clicking on the down arrow on the box located under the search box and search “EPUB eBooks” or “OPEN EPUB eBooks.”

6. You can also limit your search so that it only shows the available eBooks.

7. If you do not limit the format, the eBooks will be mixed with audio books. You can tell the difference by checking the type of book and what they will play on.

8. To check out a book, click Add to Download Cart.

9. Click on Proceed to Checkout. Click on Confirm checkout. You may check out 5 items at a time. Books are checked out for 2 weeks.

Troubleshooting

How do I authorize my device to open Adobe eBooks?

Whenever you use a new computer or device for eBooks from an OverDrive-powered site, you will be prompted to 'Authorize'. Follow the instructions to complete the steps.
1. A prompt will display the first time you download an eBook to OverDrive Media Console for Android™.
2. Select 'Settings' and enter your Adobe ID and password.

If you do not have an Adobe ID…
a. Select 'Register at Adobe.com'.
b. Follow the instructions to sign up for an Adobe ID.
c. In OverDrive Media Console for Android, go to App Settings > eBook Options.
d. Enter the email address and password for your new Adobe account.

3. Select 'Authorize'.

Important: If you would like to download an eBook to another computer or device, be sure to authorize using the same Adobe ID.

Why can't I download Adobe PDF eBooks to my Android® device?
Adobe PDF eBooks feature a static layout with set page breaks, which is not suited for most mobile devices.

Can I transfer Adobe eBooks from my computer to my Android device?
No. To add eBooks to OverDrive Media Console for Android, download titles directly to your device.