Thursday, January 16, 2014

eBooks using a Chrome Browser

Do you use Chrome Browser on you computer or laptop? Want to read eBooks from the eMedia Catalog?

If so, you have two options.

1. OverDrive Read
After checking the eBook out select the READ button. The eBook will open in your browser and you can begin reading. No other software is required! Just remember if you want to read offline, you will need to download the book to your computer and bookmark it. Read how to do this in the OverDrive Help article How to Read OverDrive Read eBooks Offline.

2. Adobe Digital Editions
You can also download free software from Adobe.com called Adobe Digital Editions.  This software is different from the Adobe Reader found on most computers. Once downloaded and installed you will need to authorize the software with an Adobe ID - your email address and any password you want.  Read how to do this in the OverDrive Help article: How to install Adobe Digital Editions on a Windows Computer. 

For MAC computers use How to install Adobe Digital Editions on a MAC Computer.

To read the book in Adobe Digital Editions:
  1. select Download

  2. choose ePUB format 
  3. click Confirm and Download
  4. In the lower left hand corner of your Chrome Browser you will see a button with the title of the book, double click on it to open the book in Adobe Digital Editions.


Enjoy!

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