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Apps - We have an app for that!: Overdrive

Helpful apps for the mobile library user.

Welcome!

Libby is a new app for reading OverDrive books. It's a bit friendlier, so give Libby a try! Info

                  Get it on Google Play           Available at AmazonOverdrive

What is OverDrive?

OverDrive allows you to Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from the Old Colony Library Network using your library barcode. You may set up your account using any of the below barcodes:

  • Massasoit Community College
  • Your Public Library
  • Boston Public Library eCard

Supported Devices

OverDrive is available for iPhone®, iPad®, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8 & 10, Kindle Fire HD

Get the App!

How to Install the App and Borrow Books

Install

Download the OverDrive app from Google Play, iTunes or the appropriate app store for your device.

Open the app.

If you already have an OverDrive account, Sign In. If you need to create an account, choose SIGN UP.

Choose the option to Sign Up/Sign In Using a Library Card

Select the option to find your library by name, and type Massasoit in the box:

Click Massasoit Community College, which is displayed under Old Colony Library Network.

You will now be prompted for your Card Number and PIN. Enter your Massasoit barcode (starts with 29894) and OCLN as the PIN. Click Sign In.

Borrow a Book

The menu is in the upper left corner and looks like three lines. Use that to navigate to your Bookshelf. Click on the + to add a title:

Add a title

This will bring you to the Old Colony Library Network catalog where you can browse or search for the book you want. When you start your search, the system will tell you to log in. Use the same OCLN barcode that you used to set up the library.Click on the option to remember your logon information to make it easier in the future.

OCLN catalog

When you find your book, you are ready to borrow it!

After you click Borrow, you will go to Checkouts where you will see the book. Now you may Download the book and read it on your device. Click on the appropriate format and confirm to add to your device.

After the book is added to your device, click on menu / Bookshelf and you will see the book, ready for reading or listening.

When reading, tap the book page to make the menu options appear.

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Browsing from a PC

Sometimes you may want to browse for books on your PC rather than within the app. Use this link to search Overdrive and check out a book. You will be able to access the book from your device when you want to.

Multiple Libraries

You can set up multiple libraries within the app. Sometimes that helps when you are really looking for a specific book. As an example, you can have both Massasoit and Boston Public Library set up in your app.

To do this, click on menu / Add a library.

Now you can search for your other library and enter the appropriate barcode.

Remember the BPL eCard is available to everyone who lives and works in Massachusetts!

App Questions?

Feel free to email your questions to Madge Boldt, call me at 508-588-9100 x1940, or stop by the library at Brockton with your mobile device and we will figure it out together!