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How to install OverDrive & check-out audiobooks on your Apple iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone
(If you have already installed and authorized Overdrive, skip to Step 10)

1) Go to the App Store.

Open the App Store


2) Search for OverDrive Media Console.

Tap on Search in the App Store

Search for OverDrive Media Console


3) OverDrive Media Console will be a free app.
Tap on Free, then tap on Install.

Tap on Install


4) If needed, enter your Apple ID Password, then OK.  The app will begin installing.

OverDrive installing


5) OverDrive will begin to load on your device.

OverDrive App icon


6) Open OverDrive when the download is complete.  Deselect the check mark for Show at Startup and then tap Done.

Start-up screen


7) Tap Get Books.

Tap on Get Books


8) You will need to sign in to your Adobe ID account.  Tap on Sign In.
(If you need help creating an Adobe ID, click here for instructions.)

Sihn in to your Adobe Digital ID


9) Enter your Adobe ID (usually an email address) and your Adobe ID password, then tap Authorize.

Authorize your device



10) After a few moments, your account will be authorized.  You will be back to Get Books.  Tap on Get Books.

Get Books


11) Tap on Add a Website.

Add a library


12) Enter your library by name, city or ZIP code (in this example 54022 for River Falls) and then tap Search

Search for your local library

Search for your local library


13) Tap on your local library (in this example River Falls).

Tap on your local library


14) Under your library name, tap Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.

Tap on Wisconsin Public Library Consortium


15) Your browser will open in OverDrive.  You will need to Sign In.  Tap on Sign In.

Sign In


16) Select the Indianhead Federated Public Library.  This will work for all MORE Library Consortium library card holders.

Tap on arrow for pull-down menu

Select your local library system


17) Enter your library card number, then tap Sign In.
(You must have an up-to-date MORE library card with less than $10.00 in fines to check-out.  If you do not have a library card, go to your local Wisconsin public library to sign-up for a card.  To find your local IFLS library, go to http://www.ifls.lib.wi.us/Default.aspx?tabid=150 or to find your closest local Wisconsin library go to http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wisysdir.html#public.)

Tap on Sign In


18) You will be in your account.  Tap on Settings.

Tap on settings in My Account


19) Set your default lending periods and then tap Done.

Select lending options

Tap on Done


20) Click on Menu and then search for Audiobooks.  In this example, Nonfiction - Biography.

Search for audiobooks

Search for Audiobooks - Nonfiction Biography


21) Books with a grayed out headphone icon are not available.

Unavailable audiobooks


22) You can limit your search to Only titles with copies available.

Limit search to copies available


23) Available titles will have a black headphone symbol in the upper right corner.  When you find an audiobook you want to checkout, click on the cover image.

Available copy to check out


24) Scroll to Borrow.  Tap on Borrow.

Scroll down to Borrow

Tap on Borrow


25) Select Download (MP3 Audiobook) to listen to the audiobook using Overdrive.

Tap on Download


26) OverDrive will begin loading the title. 

Loading title

Title downloading in OverDrive


27) After the book is done loading, it will be on your bookshelf in OverDrive.  Note the days remaining in the checkout period.

Audiobook is checked out for 14 days


28) Tap on the audiobook title to begin listening.  You can pause the audio if needed.

Audiobook playing


29) Tap the arrow at the top left of the option menu to return to the OverDrive bookself.

Audiobook paused, return to bookshelf


30) You can return/delete titles by tapping on the + (plus symbol).



31) If the title is still checked out, select Return then Delete.

32) After the book is deleted, you will return to the OverDrive bookshelf.  Tap on Get Books to return to the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.

OverDrive bookshelf


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