Sunday, January 27, 2013

Nine Things You Should Know About OverDrive Read

Have your tried OverDrive Read? If not here are a few pointers you should know:
  1. With OverDrive Read, you don’t need to worry about Adobe IDs or Adobe Digital Editions. There’s no software to download or apps to install. Just “See Book—Read Book” in  your browser.
  2. You can sync to “furthest page read” between devices. You can start reading in Chrome on your desktop computer, pick up where you left off in Safari on your iPad, and then again in your Android phone’s default browser. Just navigate to your Bookshelf on your library’s website to resume where you left off.
  3. You can customize the font, font size, justification, line spacing, even the theme.
  4. Use bookmarks or the unique “thumb placeholder” feature to save your place.
  5. Looking for a specific passage? With full-book searchability, you’ll have no trouble locating that elusive quote.
  6. For assistance getting started with OverDrive Read, check out this Help article.
  7. We recommend using HTML5 browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10, and Safari. These browsers are best for use with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  8. If you’re using older versions of Internet Explorer, you may be prompted to install the ‘Chrome Frame plug-in’ when you click on an eBook to read for the first time. The plug-in is free, and only takes moments to install.
  9. Check out this demo video of OverDrive CEO Steve Potash using OverDrive Read on his TV. OverDrive also had some fun at CES, showing off other places you can read your books, such as on the newer Samsung refrigerators, or some newer in-vehicle entertainment systems.
Ready to give it a try? Go to our eMedia Catalog, find a book and check it out and start reading!
Note: Reading via OverDrive Read does require an Internet connection.

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