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Kobo Vox or Kobo Arc

Download Library by OverDrive allows you to download EPUB ebooks to your device using the OverDrive Media Console app. Do not connect your device to your computer. You will download the OMC app and download books using your wifi connection on the Vox.

Step 1: Establish an Adobe ID

Before you can use the app, you'll need to create an Adobe ID. You can do this for free at www.adobe.com/membership. Remember the ID and password you create.

Step 2: Start the Kobo Vox and connect to a wireless network.

Touch the Home icon. Touch "All Apps". Touch "Settings". Touch "Wireless & Networks". Next to Wi-Fi, touch the checkbox to turn on wifi. Next to Wi-Fi Settings, choose an available network. Touch the Home icon to return to the home screen.

Step 3: Download the OverDrive Media Console App

Touch the browser icon to open the browser and navigate to www.overdrive.com. Touch the link to "Mobile Apps" at the bottom right of the screen. OverDrive will recognize that you have an Android device; an icon reading "Android App on Google Play" will appear. Click on this icon. You will see a page directing you to the OverDrive Media Console App page. In the upper right hand corner is a blue "Install" icon – touch this icon. Then touch the "Accept and Download" icon that appears on the page. The app will download and install itself. You will then see 2 icons: "Open" or "Uninstall". Choose "Open". The app will display an opening page with an option to "Show at Startup". Uncheck "Show at Startup" and touch "Close".

Watch a short video on installing the OverDrive Media Console App

Step 4: Browse the Catalogue

On an ARC: With the OverDrive Media Console app open, touch the "Get Books" icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This icon is a book symbol with a plus sign next to it. On the next screen, touch the plus sign next to "Add Library" at the top right-hand side of the screen. The next screen will display a search box. Type "blue" in the search box, then touch the orange "Search" button. Touch "Blue Mountains Public Library" from the results list. On the "Details" screen, touch "Ontario Library Service Download Centre". You will be taken to the mobile Ontario Library Service Download Centre site.

On a VOX: with the OverDrive Media Console app open, touch the menu icon on your device (the 4 horizontal lines). A submenu will appear. Touch "Get Books". Touch "Add a Library". In the search box, type "blue" and then touch the orange search button. Touch Blue Mountains Public Library from the search results. Touch "Ontario ". You will be taken to the mobile Ontario Library Service Download Centre site.

Step 5: Log in to Download Library

Touch the "Sign In" link in the upper right-hand corner of the app. Select Blue Mountains Public Library from the drop-down menu. Enter your 14-digit library card number (no spaces) and your PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number), and touch "Sign In". Check the box next to "Remember my login information on this device" to have the app remember your library card number for future logins. If you ask the app to remember your login information, a Confirmation window will appear asking if you want the browser to remember your password. Touch "Remember" to have the app store your login information.

Step 6: Browse, Borrow, Download

In Download Library by OverDrive, here are some ways you can search:

Watch a short video on how to Get Books

General Notes:

We have based our instructions on those written by the Kitchener Public Library. Thanks KPL.