1 CONTENTS Digital Media Catalog Getting to Digital Media Catalog Searching Digital Media Catalog Placing an item on hold Making a Wish List Checking out materials Downloading checked out materials to a PC Downloading titles to a library computer Digital Media Catalog checkout and return policies Downloading Digital Media Catalog titles from a PC to a portable device Help with searching, checking out & downloading materials in Digital Media Catalog Databases ebooks Collection (EBSCO) Safari Tech Books Online Gale Virtual Reference Library Websites EbookAnt ebooks.com elibrary Project Gutenberg Google Books Fictionwise.com
2 Digital Media Catalog Where you can checkout and download Adobe EPUB ebooks Adobe PDF ebooks Mobipocket ebooks OverDrive WMA Audiobooks OverDrive P3 Audiobooks OverDrive Music OverDrive Video To checkout and download you need A valid library card Internet access A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site
3 Getting to Digital Media Catalog: Go to Click Here
4 Searching Digital Media Catalog To search by title, author or subject, use the Quick Search Box. Or use the green buttons to browse a particular format (eaudio, ebooks,etc.) To browse the catalog, click on the arrows or click on All Titles. Click on the picture to see details about the item.
5 Or use Advanced Search: Click her to use Advanced search Advanced Search lets you narrow a subject/title/author search to materials in a particular format. Click here to search only titles with available copies
6 Your search results will look like this: Sort the list Format Click on the picture or the title to see format and availability details. The types of devices that will play the audiobook are highlighted in blue If it only gives you the choice to Place on Hold or Add to Wish List, there are no available copies of that title. If you would like to wait for the title to become available, click Place on Hold.
7 An individual title record (with format and availability information) will look like this: The title s rating (determined by patrons) Format (this is a WMA Audiobook Availability information If you want to check the title out, click on Add to Cart. Description of the book Information about the format of the item
8 Placing an item on Hold If you wish to place an item on hold, click on the blue words Place on Hold on the right side of the item record (see example). If you have not signed in with your library barcode, you will be asked to sign in now. You will then be asked to enter your address (as seen below). Once you have entered your address, click the Place on Hold button You will then get this message: Note: you will only have 5 days to check out a requested item once you receive an that it is available
9 Making a Wish List If you wish to place an item in a wish list, click on the blue words Add to Wish List on the right side of the item record (see example). If you have not signed in with your library barcode, you will be asked to sign in now. You will then get a message like this: When you view your Wish List, it will look like this: You may either add the item to your cart or remove it from your wish list.
10 Checking out materials from Digital Media Catalog Once you have clicked on Add to Cart and have signed in, you will be taken to the My Cart screen, which will look like this If you decide that you don t want to check out a particular book, click here to remove it from your cart You can click on Continue Browsing to search for more titles You can Proceed to Checkout and check out the titles you have in your cart Note: Items that have not been checked out will only stay in the cart for 30 minutes.
11 Once you click on Proceed to Checkout, you will be directed to sign in using your library barcode (as seen below), unless you have already signed in. Enter the 14 digit number located on the back of your library card/student id in this box and click the Sign In button.
12 The check-out screen will look like this: Use this drop-down menu to choose between a 14 day checkout or a 7 day checkout You can check out a maximum of 10 titles. Here it will tell you how many items you have checked out. Note: The item will not be checked out until you click the Confirm check out button
13 Downloading checked out materials to a PC: Note: in order to download materials from Digital Media Catalog to a PC and to transfer them to a portable device, you will need to install some free software. You will be prompted to download the appropriate software. Click on the prompt to proceed with the software download. Once the software has been installed on your PC, click the Download button.
14 To download Adobe ebooks on your computer, you need Adobe Digital Editions installed on your PC. To install this free software, click on the buttons (as shown on page 16), or simply go to Click Download now
16 To download Overdrive MP3 and WMA audiobooks, Overdrive music and Overdrive videos on your computer, you need Overdrive Media Console installed on your PC. To install this free software, click on the buttons (as shown on page 16), or simply go to Click Download Now Note: If a message pops up asking you if you want to run the file or save it, choose run. After the program installs, there should be an icon on your desktop that looks like a green triangle with four white bubbles around it. This is the desktop shortcut for the Overdrive Media Console. If it is not there, click on "start" and find the program in the programs folder to open it. Note: You will also need to do a security upgrade of Windows Media Player. After the Overdrive Media Console program opens, locate the button called "Tools" at the top of the program window. In the drop down menu, select "Windows Media Player Security Upgrade". A window will pop up saying that you need to upgrade security settings for Windows Media Player. Click "Ok" to continue with the upgrade. After the upgrade installs, Windows Media Player may open. If it does, you can close it. When finished, download a title if you have one already checked out.
17 To download Mobipocket ebooks on your computer, you need Mobipocket Reader installed on your PC. To install this free software, click on the buttons (as shown on page 16), or simply go to Click Download Note: If a message pops up asking you if you want to run the file or save, choose run Mobipocket Reader requires registration. All copies of Mobipocket Reader have a unique registration code called a 'PID' (Personal Identifier). To register Mobipocket Reader, you need to sign in to this site using your library card number, and update your account information with your Mobipocket Reader PID(s). You can register up to three PIDs, enabling you to read Mobipocket ebooks on up to three devices.
18 Now that the needed software has been installed on your PC, you are ready to download the Digital Media Catalog materials you have checked out. When you click download, it may ask you if you want to create a folder for the title. Click yes to continue.
19 If it asks you if you want to open or save the title, click open. It only asks you to do this on some computers and it may not happen on yours.
20 Another window will open that lists a number of parts. These parts would represent a CD if it was a physical audiobook. Example: If it has 5 parts, it would have 5 CD's. Download all the parts to listen to the entire title. Make sure that the pop-up blocker is turned off on your PC. Once you have selected all the parts to download that you want, the Overdrive Media Console will open and the title will start to download. On the bottom right of the Overdrive Media Console window, a green or blue bar will show the progress of the download. Each part will download separately.
21 For an ebook, Adobe Digital Editions should automatically open when the download starts. It may look like nothing is happening, but after a few seconds, you should start to see the title downloading in the Adobe Editions program.
22 To play a title, simply double-click on the title in the Overdrive Media Console window and it should start to play.
23 Downloading titles to a library computer Use a college PC. These already have Adobe Digital Editions and Overdrive Media Console installed. County computers do not have this software installed and will not allow you to download it. Adobe Digital Editions will need to be activated on the library PC using the patron s Adobe ID. To do this Open Adobe Digital Editions. The 'Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed. Click 'Continue'. The 'Authorize Computer' screen is displayed. Enter your Adobe ID ( address) and password. Click 'Activate'. Click 'Finish' to close the 'Setup Assistant' dialog box. When the patron is done, unactivate Adobe Digital Editions.
24 Digital Media Catalog check out and return policies: Titles downloaded through our OverDrive library cannot be renewed at this time. You will need to check out the title again. If it is unavailable, you will need to place it on hold. You may check out a maximum of 10 titles at one time Items checked out from Digital Media Catalog will automatically be checked in after the checkout time has expired. The title will still appear on your portable device, but you will no longer be able to access it. You will need to delete the title from your portable device. Turning in Titles Early To return an ebook early, you will need to use Adobe Digital Editions. First you will need to click on "Library View" which again is located in the top left corner of the program. Next, if you move your mouse over the cover of the title you want to return, a triangle will appear in the upper left corner of the book jacket. If you left click on this triangle, a drop down menu will appear. "Return Borrowed Item" is one of the options. Selecting this will return the item and delete it off your computer, but it will not delete it from any portable reading device that you may have transferred the title to. The title will no longer be checked out to you, but you will need to delete the title from the computer using the same triangle you used for returning the item early. Due to licensing agreements with the audiobook publishers, eaudio titles cannot be returned early. Only ebooks (EPUB and PDF) can be returned early at this time.
25 Downloading Digital Media Catalog titles from a PC to a portable device OverDrive WMA titles and Apple devices WMA Audiobooks and OverDrive WMA Music titles are supported by Windows -formatted Apple devices on a title-by-title basis (where permitted by the publisher or record label) using the Transfer Wizard in OverDrive Media Console v (or newer) for Windows. OverDrive MP3 titles are compatible with most MP3 players, including Apple devices and the Nook. Microsoft Zune devices support OverDrive WMA and MP3 Audiobooks only.
26 Devices are displayed with icons indicating what they are compatible with. A full-color icon indicated the device supports the specified format and a grayed-out icon indicates that the device does not support the specified format. A complete list of compatible audiobook devices is located here:
27 DRM-protected Adobe EPUB & PDF ebooks work with most computers Windows desktop, laptop & netbook computers with Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP SP2 Windows 2000 SP4 Mac desktop & laptop computers with Mac OS X v10.6 Mac OS X v10.5 Mac OS X v And these devices Barnes & Noble nook 3G+Wi-Fi Barnes & Noble nook Wi-Fi Kobo ereader Sony Reader Daily Edition Sony Reader Pocket Edition Sony Reader PRS-505 Sony Reader PRS-700 Sony Reader Touch Edition A complete list of compatible ebook devices is located here:
28 Mobipocket Reader Many portable devices support Mobipocket Reader. Follow these instructions to transfer Mobipocket ebooks to a portable device If you are using Mobipocket Reader 6 Open Mobipocket Reader. Select the 'ebooks' screen. Right-click on the ebook that you wish to transfer, and select 'Send' followed by the name of the device to which you want to send the ebook. If you are using Mobipocket Reader 5 Open Mobipocket Reader. Select the 'My Library' screen. Right-click on the ebook that you wish to transfer, and select 'Send' followed by the name of the device to which you want to send the ebook. If you are using Mobipocket Reader 4 Open Mobipocket Reader. Select File > My Library. Click the 'Send to PDA' link under the title you wish to transfer to your device. Kindle DRM-protected Adobe EPUB & PDF ebooks are currently incompatible with the Kindle. As a result, the ebooks on our Overdrive site are not compatible with this device at this time. If an update is made, we will announce it on our Digital Library s homepage.
29 Authorize Your Portable Device Please make sure Adobe Digital Editions is not open when you start this process. First you will need to turn on the portable device and connect it to your computer. After the device syncs with you computer, open the Adobe Digital Editions program with your device still connected. After it finishes loading, the device setup assistant should pop up. The Message in the window should read: A mobile device has been detected. To transfer protected items between your Digital Editions library and this device, both the device and the computer must be authorized with the same Adobe ID. To authorize the device, click on the brown Authorize Device button. Your device should now allow you to transfer ebooks from Adobe Digital Editions. Transferring from Adobe Digital Editions to Your Device When you download an ebook, it should automatically be downloaded to Adobe Digital Editions. In order to transfer a title from Adobe Digital Editions to your portable device, you will need to make sure you are in "Library View." The icon for Library View is located in the top left corner of the program and looks like three books next to each other. If your portable device is connected to your computer, you should see the name (or model number) of the device listed in the left hand frame of the Adobe Digital Editions program. Generally it is the last item listed under the Bookshelves heading. To transfer the title, simply drag and drop the book jacket to the model of your portable device listed in the left hand frame. This should transfer the title to your reading device for you. It is common for it to only take a few seconds to transfer. After it is complete, you may close Adobe Digital Editions and disconnect your portable device from the computer.
30 Click on the Support tab for help with searching, checking out, and downloading materials in Digital Media Catalog. Click on Ask a Librarian to a librarian for help with research and managing your account Click on Digital Media Support for help with equipment and downloading problems and questions Clicking on one of these categories will take you to a list of frequently asked questions Click on Info 24/7 Chat to reach a librarian immediately (the librarian may not be an HCPL employee) Clicking on the Book Hunters box will take you to a reader s advisory service
31 Databases: ebook Collection Safari Tech Books Online Gale Virtual Reference Library
32 ebook Collection
33 Getting to the ebook Collection database Go to Then click on E-Books & Audio Books That will take you to this screen: Note: If you are off campus, you will be asked to enter the 14 digit barcode number located on the back of your student id before the ebook Collection database will open. Click on ebook Collection
34 Searching the ebook Collection There are several ways to search the ebook Collection. One way is to use the search box Type your keywords in the search box, then hit the Search button
35 If you need to limit your search by language, date, etc., use Advanced Search by clicking here The Advance Search screen looks like this: Limit your search by date here Limit your search by language here
36 Another way to search the ebook Collection is to Browse by Category by selecting a category from the column on the left.
37 You can also view the Latest Added ebooks using the left and right arrows or click View All to view a result list of all the latest added ebooks.
38 View Featured ebooks using the left and right arrows or click View All to view a result list of all Featured ebooks. Note: The Featured ebooks will be a group from a different subject each time you use the database (in this example, the Featured ebooks are Literature & Criticism books).
39 Once you have clicked on the search button or clicked on a category (subject category or View All button), you will get a results list that looks like this: To look at a book, click on the title Note: you can look at the Table of Contents directly from the results page
40 Once you click on a title, you will get a Detailed Record of that ebook. It will look like this: To open and view the ebook, click on ebook Full Text By clicking here, you can receive in an the url which will take you directly to this book.
41 Once you open a book by clicking ebook Full Text, the book will be displayed like this: Zoom in or out to adjust the view of the page Use the arrows to move backward or forward 1 page, Or enter a page number in the white box and press Go.
42 If you want to put ebooks into a folder or bookmark it, you will need to sign in. The first time you use ebook Collection, you will need to create a free account. To sign in, click here This is what the sign in page will look like: To create an account, click here If you already have an account, log in here
43 Safari Tech Books Online Go to hcpl.net. Click on the Databases tab and select Alphabetical List from the resulting drop-down menu. Click on S then click on Note: There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource
44 Gale Virtual Reference Library Includes full-text, searchable reference ebooks in literature, business, education, game programming, and social sciences. Access it through the library s Research Databases page. Use the Find Databases by Title button. Enter your search terms Click on the title to see the record
45 Your results list will look like this To go directly to the text of the document in PDF format, click PDF page(s) Narrow your search here by searching within these results or choose a document type To download, , or translate the document, click on the words Full-text
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