Overdrive

eBooks and More with Your Kindle, Nook or iPad

Did you know that in addition to the vast collection of physical books and CDs, the Harris County Public Library has books, audiobooks and music available online?  If you have not yet checked out an item using your new (or maybe not-so-new) gadget, the library staff at Spring Branch-Memorial will be offering a help session on Friday, January 31st, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  The workshop will cover downloading materials onto your Kindle, Nook or iPad.

Device dayBring your devices, bring your questions, bring your desire to learn!

This program is intended for adults.

For more information, stop by the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.
 

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OverDrive App Update on iOS Mobile Devices

Please be aware of an OverDrive app update on Tuesday, May 28, that will affect ALL Apple iOS devices running the OverDrive app. After downloading the OverDrive app update the associated Adobe ID will deauthrorize on any iOS mobile device running the app. 

Reauthorize your Adobe ID:
To reauthorize, please follow the steps below after downloading the update:

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Tech Tutors: Your Cure for the New OverDrive Blues

We tried to warn you, but now that period has passed, and the new OverDrive is here!  Just when you thought you had this whole eBook checkout thing figured out, they go and change the whole appearance and the whole checkout process on you.  As frustrating as the initial process was for some of you, I'm sure this little shakeup has many of you threatening to go back to reading exclusively print books again.

But for those of you who are frustrated and confused wh...

The OverDrives, They Are A-Changin'

Just when you thought you had figured out exactly how to check eBooks out to your Digital Device from our Digital Media Catalog, our primary eBook distributor, OverDrive has gone and changed things on us. 

In the next few weeks, you will find that the OverDrive interface has had a bit of a makeover - one that they purport will make the eBook checkout process easier, but one that may also, on first encounter, cause the anxiety of figuring this whole eBook thing out to return.

But do not worry, for HCPL is here to help!  The first place to go for help with this "Next Generation" of OverDrive is with this handy guide provided by our ver...

KinderMorgan Foundation grant for Juvenile Overdrive

KinderMorgan Foundation granted FOLK – Friends of the Library-Kingwood $5,000.00 to purchase downloadable digital media children’s books, targeting the pre-school/kindergarten through fifth grade ages.  These included eBooks and eAudio materials.  A few of the titles in eBook format include Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis and Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.  Newly added eAudio titles include

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